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Sleep Disorders: What Every Physician Should Know

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  Anxiety |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Depression |  Diabetes |  Family Medicine |  Geriatric Medicine |  Insomnia |  Neurology |  Nutrition |  Obesity |  Pediatric Medicine |  Primary Care |  Psychiatry |  Sleep Apnea |  Sleep Disorders |  Stroke |  Weight Loss/Gain
Alon Avidan, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAASM
55 Minutes
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*** Please note this program will also be found as part of the 8-Credit program Simply CME #6: A Potpourri of Topics for the Practicing Physician. If you have already completed Simply CME #6, you will not want to choose this program. If you would like to learn more about Simply CME #6: A Potpourri of Topics for the Practicing Physician, choose “Media Types” above and select “Classroom.” ***

This lecture will provide an update on common sleep disorders: insomnia, REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD), restless leg syndrome (RLS), narcolepsy, and sleep apnea. The causes, effects, and treatments for these common sleep disorders will be reviewed and discussed.


  • List the causes of sleepiness in specific patient populations most likely to be encountered in primary care practice as well as by specialists in family medicine, primary care, psychiatry, neurology, pediatrics, and geriatrics medicine.
  • Identify and recognize signs and symptoms of common sleep disorders.
  • Analyze and apply the knowledge gained in diagnosing and treating common sleep disorders to improve patient outcomes.
  • Formulate a practical approach for the management of the major sleep disorders in adults, including insomnia, abnormal motor activity during sleep, restless leg syndrome, and parasomnias such as REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD).
  • Discuss the evaluation and management of sleep-disordered breathing.

Accreditation Statement:
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.  MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A CME credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Disclosure:
None of the planners for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Grievance Policy for AOA Credit:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee.  All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.





Alon Avidan, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAASM's Profile

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Dr. Alon Avidan is a Professor of Neurology at the University of California in Los Angeles, California (UCLA), where he directs the Sleep Disorders Center and serves as Chair of the Faculty Executive Committee for the David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his medical school training and his residency in Neurology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Avidan then completed his fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Avidan was recently awarded and served as Visiting Professor of Neurology Education in the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He also was selected to receive the 2014 American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Excellence in Education Award for career contributions to education in sleep medicine. Dr. Avidan has published over 100 manuscripts on sleep disorders. He has co-authored four books: "Handbook of Sleep Medicine," "Geriatric Sleep Medicine," "Review of Sleep Medicine," and "Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine." Dr. Avidan is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and in Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM), and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Avidan discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.



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