Narcolepsy Impacting Students: Overview and School AccommodationsClick 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
The participant will be able to describe:
- Hypersomnia:When should I be concerned?
- Symptoms and signs of narcolepsy
- Why narcolepsy is often missed diagnosis
- Pathophysiology of narcolepsy
- Newly described co-morbidities of narcolepsy
- Treatment for narcolepsy
- Anticipatory guidance (driving safety)
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."
Positions and Employment
2008 – 2009 Chief Resident, Child Neurology Residency Program, Boston Children’s Hospital2010 – present Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School2010 – present Assistant in Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital2010 – present Associate Program Director, Child Neurology Residency Program, BCH2013 – present Neurology Sleep Clinic Director, Boston Children’s Hospital2013 – present Sleep Clerkship Director, Boston Children’s Hospital
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
2006 – present Member, American Academy of Neurology2006 – present Member, Child Neurology Society2008 – present Member, American Association of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society2008 – present Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Boston Children’s Hospital2010 – present Member, Boston Children’s Hospital Academy2013 – present Organizer/Host/Discussant, Annual Narcolepsy Patient Information Session, Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders2013 – 2014 Narcolepsy Quality Improvement Task Force, American Academy of Sleep Medicine2014 – present Member, The Academy of Harvard Medical School2015 – present American Academy Sleep Medicine/Centers for Disease Control Workgroup on Optimal Sleep Duration for Children
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 Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA Broadcasting / Communications Undergraduate Merrimack College North Andover, MA Communications Undergraduate
Massachusetts Initial Educator License: Moderate Disabilities PreK-8Vermont Initial Educator License: Moderate Disabilities K-8
Feb. ’16- Present Boston Children’s Hospital, Neurology Department Boston, MA Patient & Family Educator