Stereotyped and automatic phenomena are common in the sleep of children and adults. Their current classification into sleep-wake transition disorders, arousal parasomnias and parasomnias of rapid eye movement sleep is elegantly descriptive of the various phenomena, but fails to address pathophysiology. There is a genetic predisposition to many parasomnias. Automatic motor phenomena in sleep are also common in many species. This webinar, presented by Suresh Kotagal, MBBS, will explore new pathophysiologic concepts, suggest directions for future research and provide a practical scheme for management.
Dr. Suresh Kotagal received his medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India, and completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit. This was followed by a residency in child neurology at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center in St. Louis. He subsequently undertook a fellowship in sleep disorders medicine at Stanford University. He was on the faculty at St. Louis University for 20 years. He then relocated to Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota where he has served as chair of the Division of Child Neurology and residency program director in child neurology. He has been instrumental in developing the pediatric sleep disorders program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He is a professor in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Kotagal’s academic interests include sleep in children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome, as well as the assessment of daytime sleepiness in childhood. He is a member of the American Neurological Association, and Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and American Academy of Neurology. He also serves on the program committee of the AASM.
Interpreting Sleep Studies Series
The presentations in the Interpreting Sleep Studies Series focus on clinical signs, indications for testing, interpretation of tests and development of treatment plans. Sleep medicine professionals interested in integrating sleep studies into the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders patients, and those who order, perform and interpret sleep studies will find these webinars useful. Presentations included in this series are:
The registration fee ($100.00 for individual members and employees of center members and $170.00 for nonmembers) includes access to the live session and an archived CD-ROM copy of the presentation sent via mail following the live webinar.
The registration fee for the webinar includes the cost of CME credit for physicians or a letter of attendance for non-physicians for the individual who is registering. If there are other parties viewing this webinar who wish to also receive CME credit and/or a letter or attendance, the cost is $10.00 each for individual and center members and $20.00 each for non-members. Remember, if you will be the only person viewing the webinar from your location, you do not need to purchase credits; they are included.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This webinar has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Their Elements of the ACCME by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine will award 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.