Assessment and treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness: Risk, rewards and patient perspectives on stimulant use

Wednesday 17 October, 0900-1630

This short course, presented by the ASA Neuroscience Council in association with the Sleep Health Foundation, is aimed at sleep trainees, sleep physicians/neurologists/psychiatrists who deal with excessive daytime sleepiness, and those who have questions about the use of stimulants in this group.  As this course will include presentation and Q&A from those with lived experience of sleep disorders, it would also be useful for representatives of patient groups.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Present a patient perspective on excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
  2. Revise and bring people up to date on the assessment process for EDS
  3. Consider relevant contextual and psychosocial issues that may have an impact on a person with EDS
  4. Discuss stimulant therapies, including newly-marketed stimulant options, with special emphasis on treatment-resistant cases and therapeutic strategies in this group, and address common fears about dependence, diversion of medication and side effects of stimulants

Assessment and treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness: Risk, rewards and patient perspectives on stimulant use

0900-0915 Welcome and housekeeping  
0915-0945 A patient and carer view of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) Melissa Jose
0945-1030 A guide to assessment of EDS  
1030-1100 MORNING TEA  
1100-1130 EDS in children and adolescents Honey Heussler
1130-1200 Narcolepsy and PTSD: An underappreciated comorbidity David Joffe
1200-1230 Pharmacology and overview of currently available stimulant medications Claire Ellender
1230-1330 LUNCH  
1330-1400 Use and abuse of stimulant medications: Common concerns Jeremy Hayllar
1400-1430 Treatment-resistant EDS: What to do when the first (and second) line fails Simon Frenkel
1430-1500  Challenges from the perspective of advocacy and support groups Michelle Chadwick
1500-1530 AFTERNOON TEA  
1530-1630 Q&A session with all speakers and a panel of patient representatives All speakers 

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