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About the Symposium

Ongoing efforts to increase awareness and educate health care providers about sleep disorders is essential as prevalence rates continue to escalate and the impact on health, functioning and well-being are widespread. Innovations in technology, pharmacotherapy and precision medicine are advancing sleep medicine care. Our 11th Cleveland Clinic symposium “Wake Up to Sleep Disorders 2021: A Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center Update” will focus on emerging therapies and new perspectives that will bring together a diverse panel of experts to review cutting-edge treatments and innovative research, and the expanding landscape of personalization in the provision of sleep medicine care.

This 2-day program will highlight sleep wake neurobiology and pharmacotherapy, sleep and inflammation, the impact of sleep loss on health, as well as personalization in sleep medicine including obstructive sleep apnea phenotyping and tailoring sleep disorder assessment and interventions for complex patient populations. Innovations in neuromodulation, artificial intelligence, and positive airway pressure therapy will be discussed.

Please join us for this exciting and interactive program.

Target Audience

Intended for physicians, technologists, nursing providers and other health care practitioners in the fields of Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Neurology, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Pulmonary, Psychiatry, Psychology and Sleep Medicine.


At the completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize advances in artificial intelligence in sleep medicine, sleep tracking technologies, and personalized sleep medicine care, and provide insights into future polysomnographic techniques for the evaluation of sleep disordered breathing.
  • Review the neurobiology of sleep and wake states and the targets of therapies for nervous system hypersomnia disorders and insomnias, and describe the effects of sleep deficiency, sleep disorders, and their treatments on brain health.
  • Discuss associations between sleep and inflammation, emerging concepts of obstructive sleep apnea neuromodulation, and evidence-based advances in positive airway pressure therapy for sleep disordered breathing.
  • Describe the latest in pediatric sleep medicine, circadian and state-specific sleep disorders, insomnia care models, and the evolving perspectives in restless legs syndrome therapy.
  • Summarize the most important sleep medicine research publications from 2020 and 2021 and describe their impact on clinical care.
  • Define the clinical issues associated with recent developments in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, pharmacological therapy, and melatonin to manage insomnia.