Update on Treatment Options for Narcolepsy

Update on Treatment Options for Narcolepsy

Update on Treatment Options for Narcolepsy

Is your treatment of narcolepsy matching your patients’ needs? Integrate the latest treatments and data from CHEST 2021 into your clinical practice.

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Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Tune in to hear about new treatments for patients with narcolepsy. Data were recently presented at the American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting, and Drs. Clete Kushida and Lois Krahn are breaking it down for you: they examine the evolving treatment landscape and dive into the latest research on currently available and emerging pharmacologic options including the expanding range of oxybate therapies.  Join us and find out why it’s such an exciting time to be caring for patients with narcolepsy.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD

    Division Chief and Medical Director, Standford Sleep Medicine
    Stanford University
    Palo Alto, CA 

    Contracted Research: Avadel Pharmaceuticals
    Consulting Fees: Avadel Pharmaceuticals, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

    Lois E. Krahn, MD
    Sleep Medicine Specialist, Professor of Psychiatry
    Mayo Clinic
    Scottsdale, AZ 

    Research: Suven, Takeda
    Consulting Fees: Avadel Pharmaceuticals, Harmony Biosciences, Takeda

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Estelle Perera has nothing to disclose.
    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Kate Nagele has nothing to disclose.
    • Robert Schneider, MSW, has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of available and emerging therapies in improving outcomes for patients with narcolepsy
    • Define the strategies by which patients and clinicians can more effectively communicate about the goals of treatment and utilize a shared decision-making approach to optimize therapeutic outcomes
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of sleep medicine specialists, psychiatrists, ENTs, neurologists, and pulmonologists. 

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 15 minutes of nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Avadel Pharmaceuticals.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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