Narcolepsy Impacting Students: Overview and School Accommodations

Click here to REGISTER NOW Overview:
Narcolepsy Impacting Students: Overview and School Accommodations is presented by Dr. Kiran Maski, a Neurologist at Boston Children's Hospital.  The pathophysiology of Narcolepsy is explained and the impact on students' academic success, emotional support and school accommodations are discussed. Cost: $25.00

Contact Hours 1.5

Objectives:
The participant will be able to describe:
  1. Hypersomnia:When should I be concerned?
  2. Symptoms and signs of narcolepsy
  3. Why narcolepsy is often missed diagnosis
  4. Pathophysiology of narcolepsy
  5. Newly described co-morbidities of narcolepsy
  6. Treatment for narcolepsy
  7. Anticipatory guidance (driving safety)

Presenter:

                             Dr. Kiran Maski, Neurologist, Children's Hospital Boston

"As a faculty member in the Departments of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), I have focused my clinical and research interests on the relationship between sleep, cognition, and mood in children. Under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Stickgold and funded by the American Sleep Medicine Foundation and American Academy of Neurology, I have conducted two research studies evaluating sleep dependent memory consolidation in children. In my clinical practice, I have developed expertise in the evaluation and treatment of patients with central hypersomnia, with mentorship from Dr. Thomas Scammell. In 2012, I developed a central hypersomnia clinic at BCH in which I follow about 100 patients with narcolepsy and diagnose as many as 5-9 new patients per year. In my clinical practice, I have been struck by the high degree of cognitive, behavioral, and affective co-morbidities among my patients with narcolepsy and endeavor to focus my research in deeply phenotyping this cohort, uncovering novel, sleep-dependent pathophysiology that explains their behavioral/mood co-comorbidities and, importantly, to identify novel treatment paradigms that reduce their disease burden."


Amy Raeder, MA,  Patient & Family Educator, Children's Hospital Boston
 Simmons College Boston, MA. Master of Science in Education: Special Education, Moderate Disabilities
 Framingham State College Framingham, MA. Bachelor of Arts, Communications
Massachusetts Initial Educator License: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8
Vermont Initial Educator License: Moderate Disabilities K-8
Feb. ’16- Present Boston Children’s Hospital, Neurology Department Boston, MA Patient & Family Educator

Click here to REGISTER NOW