The Patients of a Sleep Neurologist

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The cost for this online activity is $15. This presentation was recorded LIVE on December 5, 2019 and is approximately 45 minutes. 

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Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.

OBJECTIVES

  • Differentiate between some of the common sleep disorder presentations.
  • Recognize when to evaluate for a potential sleep disorder.
  • Recommend a referral for a formal sleep evaluation.

SPEAKER

Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, MEdHP, FAAN

Associate Professor, Neurology and Nursing at Johns Hopkins Medicine
Director, Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice 
Director, Neurology Clerkship
2019-2021 Josiah Macy Jr. Faculty Scholar

Dr. Rachel Salas' primary area of research interest involves exploring the underlying mechanisms of sleep and chronic sleep disorders such as insomnia and Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). More specifically, her long-term goal is to better understand changes in cortical activity associated with insomnia and RLS, in order to improve treatment for these conditions.

In addition to her clinical research, Dr. Salas is involved in medical student, resident, and fellow education and currently serves as the Co-Director of the Neurology Core Clerkship for Medical Students and is the Co-Director for the Neurology Resident and Neurophysiology Fellow JHH Sleep Rotation. She is particularly interested in enhancing sleep education at all levels. As the primary investigator in the neurobiology of sleep, done in the spirit of the new era of collaborative research, she has been a co-investigator on other collaborative sleep scholarship projects in effort to remain diverse in the domain of sleep medicine. She is a co-author on manuscripts on my collaborating projects evaluating sleep in the following populations: HIV (sleep patterns and a second on cognition and sleep), Black minorities in Baltimore, one in Parkinson disease and REM behavioral sleep disorder, and is currently the PI on a collaborative project assessing the sleep environment in effort to validate a sleep environmental inventory that she created.

Dr. Salas attended St. Mary’s University in San Antonio where she received a BS in biology. She went on to earn her medical degree at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where she also completed her medical internship and Neurology residency. After her Chief Resident year, Dr. Salas completed a two-year Sleep Medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

View her research publications. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, Dr. Salas indicates she receives UpToDate Chapter Royalties as well as grant/research support from Joshiah Macy Jr. Faculty Scholars Program; Macy Foundation.


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
12/05/2019
Course expires: 
12/04/2022
Cost:
$15.00

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

Disclosure

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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/05/2019
Course expires: 
12/04/2022

Price

Cost:
$15.00
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