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The Richard A. Ferber Pediatric Sleep Medicine Course

October 5, 2012 - October 6, 2012



Sleep disorders are common problems encountered in pediatric practice, yet they are under- recognized and under-treated to a large extent. Recently there has been an increasing awareness regarding sleep disorders and their consequences in children such as emotional,  behavioral and learning difficulties, and adverse cardiovascular and neurocognitive outcomes. This pediatric sleep medicine course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the common sleep disorders in children. It is aimed towards pediatricians, family practitioners, sub-specialists, sleep technologists and nurse practitioners who treat children and young adults with sleep disorders. It will include a review of normal sleep and outline the burden of sleep problems in children. Specific areas of emphasis will include evaluation and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, sleep and ADHD, disorders of respiratory control, nocturnal events, difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep and promoting good sleep hygiene in teenagers. The course will review the current standards of practice, and give updates about recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric sleep disorders. There will also be a break-out session that will cover various technical aspects of pediatric sleep studies.

Featured Faculty Includes:


Sanjeev V. Kothare, MD
Interim Medical Director, Boston Children's Hospital Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Umakanth A. Khatwa, MD
Director, Sleep Laboratories, Boston Children's Hospital Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Richard Ferber, MD
Staff Associate Emeritus, Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Kiran Prasad Maski, MD
Assistant in Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Gi Soo Lee, MD, EDM
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital, Instructor in Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

Eliot Katz, MD
Assistant in Pulmonary Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Ronald E. Becker, MD

Staff Physician, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Developmental Medicine Center, Boston Children's Hospital

Jonathan Lipton, MD, PhD
Assistant in Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Thomas E. Scammel, MD
Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH
Director of Sleep Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, Washington D.C.

Lawrence J. Epstein, MD
Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Sanjiv Chopra, M.B.B.S., M.A.C.P.
Professor of Medicine, Faculty Dean for Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School, Senior Consultant in Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Jack Connolly, REEGT, BSIT
Technical Manager, Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology/Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Boston Children's Hospital

Maria G Gabriel, CMET, REEGT, BSC, MBA
Technical Director, Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology/Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Boston Children's Hospital

Michelle Sangiuliano, Rpsgt, BS
Technical Manager, Sleep Laboratories, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Boston Children's Hospital

Michael Gunnuscio, Rpsgt, BS
Polysomnography Technologist, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Boston Children's Hospital

Christi Beckwith, RPSGT
Polysomnographic Technologist II, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Boston Children's Hospital

The target audiences for this course are physicians, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, researchers, sleep technologists and sleep laboratory administrators. All sessions for this course will be held at Boston Children's Hospital's Folkman Auditorium, 300 Longwood Avenue. Download the program for more information on presenters, registration, and accommodations.

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