Educational opportunity – CME Day: “Sleep EEG Neurology”
Presented by: Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital in partnership with CSS
Date: Saturday 29 October 2016 from 08:45 to 15:45 (CME/CEC 6.0 hours) View the program and register.
Venue: Donald Gordon Centre, 421 Union St., Kingston, ON
Description: Electroencephalography (EEG) provides a window on the brain and is an interface between neurology and sleep medicine. EEG is used to investigate epilepsy and other disorders that influence brain activity including neurodegenerative disorders, dementias, certain psychoses, and sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. The goal of this CME is to provide a participant-centered and case-based learning program to review neurological and sleep disorders where unusual behaviours are a key presenting symptom.
1. Outline clinical considerations and diagnostic procedures in the diagnosis of parasomnia disorder, sleep-related movement disorders and narcolepsy.
2. Describe how sleep-related paroxysmal events of epileptic origin may be differentiated from those of non-epileptic origin.
3. Using the example of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and Parkinson’s Disease, the use of polysomnography as an early marker of neurodegeneration will be discussed.
4. Review case studies with unusual behaviours identified during EEG or polysomnography (PSG).
5. Discuss the use, and usefulness, of novel off-the-shelf technology for assessing sleep.