CME & Accreditation
Learning Objectives (For Health Care Professional Track)
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:
- Discuss the implications for clinical medicine posed by sleep disorders
- List the risk factors of various sleep and circadian disorders
- Describe the clinical characteristics of various sleep and circadian disorders
- Distinguish treatment approaches for various sleep and circadian disorders
- Explain the association of sleep loss, sleep disorders and comorbid conditions
- Use appropriate diagnostic tools to assess patient’s sleep health
The following statements apply to the Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses offered in the Health Care Professional Track of the Sleep Health & Safety 2013 Conference.
ACCME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of University of Virginia School of Medicine and National Sleep Foundation. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of faculty financial affiliations
The University of Virginia School of Medicine, as an ACCME accredited provider, endorses and strives to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support, Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines on the need for disclosure and monitoring of proprietary and financial interests that may affect the scientific integrity and balance of content delivered in continuing medical education activities under our auspices.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine requires that all CME activities accredited through this institution be developed independently and be scientifically rigorous, balanced and objective in the presentation/discussion of its content, theories and practices. All faculty presenters participating in an accredited CME activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial entities occurring within the past 12 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers’ bureau, etc.). The University of Virginia School of Medicine will employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest to maintain the standards of fair and balanced education to the participants. Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia. The staff of the University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education and the National Sleep Foundation have no financial affiliations to disclose.
Disclosure of discussion of non-FDA approved uses for pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices
The University of Virginia School of Medicine, as an ACCME provider, requires that all faculty presenters identify and disclose any off-label uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products. The University of Virginia School of Medicine recommends that each physician fully review all the available data on new products or procedures prior to clinical use.
Education Grant Information
This CME activity is supported by independent educational grants from Teva Pharmaceuticals and Merck.