Sleep Disorders and Circadian Rhythms

*You must be registered for the ANA2021 Virtual Annual Meeting to access the live SIG Series sessions.

Date/Time ET: Friday, November 12, 2021  - 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM

Description: In this session, experts in sleep and circadian science will present up-to-date advancements ranging from basic science to clinical practice.

Chair: Yo-El Ju, MD, Washington University in St. Louis 

Co-Chair: Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, Emory University


  • Understand the mechanism of action of new narcolepsy treatments and recommended treatment strategies
  • Give examples of interaction of circadian rhythms and general disease
  • Recognize that genetic and sleep-related mechanisms interact to affect neurophysiology
  • Identify how different components of sleep contribute to memory and cognitive function


Recent Advances in Narcolepsy Treatments


Michael Thorpy, MD

Montefiore Medical Center

Global and Local Sleep Changes in Brain Oscillations After Stroke

Oral Presenter:

Hanyang Miao, MS

Washington University in St. Louis

New Insight Into REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Circuits in Living Human

Oral Presenter:

Maria Garcia Gomar, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Neurogenetic Mechanisms of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms


Amita Seghal, PhD

The University of Pennsylvania


Continuing Medical Education

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The Special Interest Groups offer CME to eligible participants. Click here to see a complete breakdown of how many credits are available per session.

ACCME Accreditation, AMA Designation, and MIPS Statements **Pertaining to Each Session Awarding CME**

The American Neurological Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Neurological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).


Instructions For Obtaining CME

Following the event, the evaluation and credit claiming system will open in OnDEC. Please complete the online evaluation by 12/31/2021 to obtain CME credit. You will be provided with a certificate after completing the evaluation. If you have any questions, please contact the ANA Meeting Coordinator at:

Click here to see a complete breakdown of how many credits are available per session.

Financial Disclosure Statements

The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relationships to disclose unless listed here. Any relevant relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies will be mitigated according to ACCME Standards prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

ANA received educational grants from the following ACCME-defined ineligible companies to support the CME aspects of this event: Added as confirmed.

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