Course introduction: Course introduction Insomnia is one of the most commonly encountered maladies in clinical medicine. It is also associated with significant negative impact on physical and mental health and
Insomnia is one of the most commonly encountered maladies in clinical medicine. It is also associated with significant negative impact on physical and mental health and impairs social and occupational functioning. In this seminar, Dr. Karl Doghramji from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, USA, will explore a rational approach to the identification of this disorder in clinical settings, and guidelines for a systematic evaluation to identify its comorbidities and prepare the patient for management. The program will also explore existing and novel approaches to insomnia management.
At the conclusion of this seminar the participants will be able to:
- Outline the prevalence and impact of insomnia in clinical settings
- Understand an evidence-based approach for the detection and evaluation of insomnia
- Construct individualized treatment plans for insomnia patients that consider safety concerns and individual patient and disease characteristics
This course is valid for 1.0 CE Contact hour from the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).
Speakers for this event
Dr. Karl Doghramji
Dr. Karl Doghramji
Dr. Doghramji is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Medical Director of the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. Dr. Doghramji is also Chair of the Albert M. Biele, MD Memorial Lectureship in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jefferson Medical College. As an active member of many professional organizations, Dr. Doghramji has for nearly two decades been the director and lecturer for courses pertaining to sleep disorders at the annual meetings of national organizations including the American Psychiatric Association. He has held numerous committee positions with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has served as an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Doghramji is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society. Dr. Doghramji has authored more than 150 journal publications and book chapters and has edited and written 9 books. He has been the recipient of numerous grants. His published works and research focus on a wide variety of sleep disorders, including excessive daytime somnolence, sleep apnea syndrome, and insomnia, as well as depression and anxiety disorders.
(Thursday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST