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Clinical Grand Rounds - Comprehensive Recovery Service December 7, 2012, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series
Clinical Grand Rounds

More Than Just Noise: The Case for Screening, Diagnosing, and Treating Sleep Apnea in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders

Presenters:  Abdulkader Alam, MD & Isabella Soreca, MD

Moderators:   David J. Kupfer, MD & K.N. Roy Chengappa, MD

Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs in 1 among 15 persons and incredibly nearly 80% to 90% remain undiagnosed.  Medical and psychiatric consequences can be serious, and contribute negatively to the already significant mortality and morbidity in people with mental illnesses.  This presentation will review the definition of OSA, risk factors, common symptoms, differential diagnoses, screening instruments, and definitive diagnosis and management including treatment.  Two recent projects conducted within WPIC at Bellefield Towers and Forbes Clinic among subjects with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia will highlight the extent of OSA that clinicians may expect to find among their patients, and take actionable next steps.

 

 

Presented by Comprehensive Recovery Services
Sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the Office of Clinical Affairs, and
The Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Continuing Education Credit: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours. In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.

Please indicate any personal accommodations you may need for this Clinical Grand Round such as sign language interpreter, large print conference materials, Braille Conference materials, accessible parking.  Please contact Ann 412-246-6608 before the Clinical Grand Round should you need accommodations.

Faculty Disclosure:  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials available at the time of the conference.

Please direct inquiries or requests for special accommodations in order to participate to Ann Lauth (Telephone: 412-246-6608; Email at lautha@upmc.edu).

Sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the Office of Clinical Affairs, WPIC and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.