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Narcolepsy in Children:
Addressing the Challenges and Improving the Outcomes

Saturday,November 16,2019

Dinner and Registration: 6:00PM - 6:30PM
Symposium: 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton
              Golf Resort
              2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples, Florida

Ballroom: Tiburon IV

Faculty: Kiran Maski, MD, MPH; Judith Owens, MD, MPH; Michael Strunc, MD

Registration for this program is now closed.

Program Overview:

Pediatric presentations of sleep disorders differ from adult presentations, making diagnosis challenging. Specific clinical syndromes, such as cataplexy in children with narcolepsy type 1, can have altogether different presentations compared to adult-onset symptoms, contributing to diagnostic delays and potential misdiagnoses. Therapeutic delays can turn into dramatic consequences; pediatric narcolepsy limits daily activities because of excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy, leads to poor performance in school, and produces difficulty in social interactions. Treatment of narcolepsy in children consists of behavioral interventions and pharmacologic therapy. In this program, pediatric sleep disorder experts will describe best practices in diagnosis and treatment of narcolepsy. Case presentations will illustrate how to overcome barriers in diagnosis and outline treatment strategies to optimize outcomes.

Educational Objectives: 

  1. Recognize atypical presentations of cataplexy in children and comorbidities associated with narcolepsy.
  2. Describe best practices for making a diagnosis of narcolepsy in children.
  3. Identify nonpharmacologic strategies to improve quality of life and reduce complications for children with narcolepsy.
  4. Discuss pharmacologic treatment options for narcolepsy in pediatric patients.

Accreditation & Credit Designation:
Voxmedia LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Voxmedia LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse practitioners may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AANP accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM through its reciprocity agreements.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Educational Grant: Voxmedia gratefully acknowledges the educational grant provided by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Target Audience:  This educational activity is intended for specialists in pediatric sleep medicine attending the 2019 Pediatric Sleep Medicine (PSM) Conference Annual Meeting.