Changing Paradigms in Insomnia: Improving Patient Wake Time and Quality of Life Through Better Sleep
Thursday, September 26, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Salon HIJ, 5th Floor
Paul P. Doghramji, MD
Senior Family Physician
Collegeville Family Practice
Medical Director of Health Services
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA
Karl Doghramji, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Medicine
Medical Director, Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center
Program Director, Fellowship in Sleep Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
David N. Neubauer, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
This event is not a part of the official AAFP FMX.
This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.  
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs specializing in family medicine and primary care. It may also be of benefit to other healthcare providers who are interested in the treatment and care of patients with insomnia disorder. 
Statement of Need
Insomnia is among the most common disorders encountered by primary care clinicians, with an estimated 5.5 million annual visits. Unfortunately, training regarding screening, assessment, and management is often insufficient. In addition, several medications commonly prescribed are not indicated for insomnia, which leads to suboptimal outcomes. Traditional agents have significant drawbacks, such as adverse events, potential for abuse, memory disruption, and more. Newer and emerging agents more effectively reduce wakefulness throughout the night without daytime safety issues and with reduced adverse events. This 90-minute, CME-certified symposium will be presented by 3 sleep experts and will feature a didactic lecture with the most current data and case-based presentations as well as a moderated Q&A session.
Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Develop appropriate treatment plans for insomnia as an independent disorder, including consideration of comorbid conditions
  • Review the tolerance and dependency issues and adverse events associated with available insomnia therapies that affect treatment tolerability
  • Summarize safety and efficacy data for newer and investigational agents for the treatment of insomnia

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm            Registration and Complimentary Buffet Dinner
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm              Clinical Program
  • The Face of Insomnia in the Primary Care Setting
  • Case Study
  • Definitions and Background
  • Neurophysiology of Normal Sleep and Wakefulness
  • Recommendations for Management of Insomnia
  • Insomnia: Traditional Treatment Options
  • New and Emerging Treatment Options
  • Q&A
Physician Accreditation Statement
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation Statement
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PA Continuing Education
PAs may claim a maximum of 1.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
AAFP Credit
This Live activity, Changing Paradigms in Insomnia: Improving Patient Wake Time and Quality of Life Through Better Sleep, with a beginning date of 09/26/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Commercial Support
Supported by an independent educational grant from Eisai.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
In accordance with ACCME requirements on disclosure, information about relationships with commercial interests (if any) for anyone contributing to content development will be included in materials distributed at the time of the activity.

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