The presentations in the Board Review series employ the problem-based learning method. The presenters begin with a description of a patient, including history and relevant physical findings. The audience is polled to determine a differential diagnosis. Appropriate diagnostic tests are reviewed, and the results of the patient’s tests are discussed. This leads to a discussion of the pathophysiology of the disorder. Recommendations for treatment are reviewed and the outcome of the case is revealed. The process provides a window into the thinking of an experienced clinician and has been shown to be an effective learning method.
Presentations included in this series are:
- Sleep in Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Chronic Insomnia
Presented September 4, 2007. Speaker: Alon Avidan, MD, MPH.
This webinar explores patients with narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, recurrent hypersomnias (such as Klein Levin Syndrome), medication related hypersomnia and hypersomnias related to medical and psychiatric disorders.
Sleep in Neurodegenerative Disorders
Presented September 7, 2007. Speaker: Alon Avidan, Md, MPH
This webinar reviews sleep disorders common to patients with dementias and other degenerative disorders. REM Behavior Disorder and its relationship to Parkinson’s disease is a focus of the discussion.
Presented October 4, 2007. Speaker: Ed Stepandski, PhD.
This webinar begins with a case of psychophysiological insomnia and explores the use of sleep logs and actigraphy in the diagnosis of insomnia. Behavioral and pharmacological treatments are discussed.