Naresh Punjabi, MD
John Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center
This course is intended for:
- primary care physicians seeking to learn how to recognize sleep disorders in their patients
- fellows and trainees with an interest in a career in sleep disorders medicine
- sleep medicine clinicians seeking an overview of the current state of the art in sleep disorders diagnosis and treatment
This course provides an organized and solidified overview of the field of sleep medicine through both formal and informal teaching sessions.
During this three-day course, an expert faculty will present in-depth information on assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The formal sessions combine didactic with case-based learning. Ample time is allotted for questions and answers. Interactive sessions focus on polysomnogram interpretation. Lectures are supplemented by slide and video presentations; each participant received a detailed syllabus with suggestions for supplemental reading.
Attendance is limited to allow attendees to have the opportunity to interact with faculty during case study reviews and question and answer sessions as well as informally during meals.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Perform a comprehensive evaluation in patients suspected of sleep disorders
- Construct a differential diagnosis for sleep disorders patients
- Evaluate the appropriateness of diagnostic testing for sleep disorders
- Have a basic understanding of how to interpret polysomnograms
- Use the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Second Edition to arrive at a final diagnosis
- Determine an appropriate treatment for patients with sleep disorders