Course Chair: Robert Basner, MD
Earn up to 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ when you register for both courses.
Advanced Registration Deadline to Save: September 24, 2010
New this year:
Attend the half-day Intensive Scoring Review Workshop to be held on the morning of Friday, October 22, 2010 prior to the meeting to receive additional education on scoring. This half-day workshop is an add-on to the Interpreting Sleep Studies course; individuals must be registered for the Interpreting Sleep Studies course in order to participate in this workshop. See details inside the course brochure.
This course will include discussion of polysomnography, portable monitoring and actigraphy. Sessions will focus on clinical signs, indications for testing, interpretation of tests and development of treatment plans. The course will be case-based, using index cases to develop guidelines for the use of testing modalities. Additional sessions will use a workshop format to review the scoring of sleep stages and events with extensive use of record samples.
Following the course, all attendees will be provided with complimentary access to the AASM’s online sleep study scoring tests; this three-part online examination consists of 75 questions and features instant feedback for each question.
This course is intended for sleep medicine professionals interested in integrating sleep studies into the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders patients. The course will also be useful for those who order, perform and interpret sleep studies.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the basics of polysomnography interpretation in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders;
- Integrate the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Second Edition, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Practice Parameters and the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events;
- Recognize and solve interpretation dilemmas associated with respiratory sleep studies;
- Describe the design and interpretation of sleep studies for the analysis of the major respiratory sleep disorders and the major non-respiratory sleep disorders including parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders, sleep related seizures and sleep related movement disorders;
- Recognize the major artifacts that occur in sleep studies;
- Explain the rationale for and interpretation of portable sleep studies;
- Interpret studies of sleepiness: the MSLT, MWT, and subjective scales; and
- Interpret polysomnogram record samples and discuss scoring strategies for respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders in adults and children.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Interpreting Sleep Studies course and Intensive Scoring Review workshop have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Their Elements of the ACCME by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
The AMA Council on Medical Education mandates that accredited providers only offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to physicians. The AASM will issue non-physicians a letter of attendance for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine will award 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the Interpreting Sleep Studies course and 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the Intensive Scoring Review workshop. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.