Disorders of Hypersomnia
Insomnia(s) and Behavioral Sleep Medicine
Stress and Mindfulness in Medicine
Motivational Interviewing in Medicine
Child Neurology Syndromes into Adulthood
Pharmacology of Sleep Disorders and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
The Neurological Examination and Diagnostic testing
Updates in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
The Approach to Neuropathy in Diabetes
Seizures and Epilepsy Management
Spells and psychogenic attacks
Neuroimages – recognizing important signs
Case Studies in Neurology
Participants will understand basic sleep physiology, stages, and functions of sleep.
Participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms of common sleep disorders.
Participants will understand types of sleep testing, and when to refer to a specialist.
Participants will learn about Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnia, Klein Levin Syndrome, Long Sleeper Syndrome, and Circadian Rhythm Disorders.
Participants will become familiar with other medical causes of fatigue symptoms.
Participants will become familiar with several models of insomnia symptoms.
Participants will become familiar with first line therapy for insomnia which includes Sleep Restriction, Stimulus Control, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Relaxation Training.
Participants will understand mechanisms of how stress affects medical disorders, and its impact on metabolic and psychological disorders.
Participants will learn about efficacy of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in stressed based disorders.
Participants will learn about common applications for Motivation Interviewing (MI)
Participants will be able to identify which patients they can use MI skills to elicit change.
Participants will become familiar with the core symptoms of childhood disorders, ADHD and Autism.
Participants will be able to identify appropriate adult criteria for ADHD. Participants will become familiar with medical therapy for these disorders.
Participants will become familiar with medical therapies of sleep disorders including Insomnia, RLS, Parasomnias, Narcolepsy, and sleepiness from Sleep Apnea.
Discuss the application of testing modalities in common Neurological disease states.
Describe recent advances in the exploration of understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.
Explain the pathophysiology and Diversity of neuropathic symptoms in diabetics.
Discuss the new antiseizure Drugs and non-medical treatment in patients with seizures.
Assess clinical signs and symptoms that will help lead to the appropriate treatment for patients with non-epileptic “spells”.
Apply a better clinical understanding In the pursuit of evaluating and treating neurological conditions and disorders.
Describe common signs that carry important implications in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological illness.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.