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The School of Sleep Medicine, Inc.™ is pleased to announce the release of the Advanced Course in Sleep Medicine on DVD. The 20 video lectures in this package were recorded live during the 2011 Advanced Course in Sleep Medicine in Palo Alto, California. The package also includes five important audio lectures from previous live courses. This course has been very popular with those preparing for exams, training fellows, or meeting continuing education requirements.


$2900 (Ca residents, add 8.75% sales tax.)
Free shipping and handling in continental US.
All other orders, please add $120 USD for shipping and handling fee.


Introduction, which includes both the activity evaluation form ANDthe certificate request form
Over 31 hours of lectures (see below for topics): 20 lecture topics on DVDs and 5 audio lectures in MP3 format
Accompanying lecture notes
Activity workbook containing 5 practice exercises and exams


The School of Sleep Medicine, Inc.™ strives to provide high quality sleep medicine education for the medical community. This package was developed to assist individuals preparing for board exams and for those who may not be able to attend our live course. It is also used as a complement to our live courses. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to assess their knowledge base in sleep medicine and identify areas of strengths and weakness as a candidate for specializing in sleep medicine. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to discuss or identify:

  • basic mechanisms of sleep, including the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropharmacology
  • basic mechanisms of circadian rhythms and the clinical issues surrounding circadian rhythm disorders
  • symptomatology and differential diagnoses of sleep disorders
  • the sleep evaluation process and interpretation of data
  • sleep vs. wake EEG data and recognition of sleep stages and arousals
  • abnormal polysomnographic findings and artifact identification


Clinicians preparing to specialize in sleep medicine.This course is designed for those needing an intensive review and consolidation of the basic science of sleep, standards of clinical practice, diagnostic procedures, polysomnogram reading and interpretation.


Viewing of DVD lectures and listening to the audio lectures takes approximately 31.0 hours. Completion of the activity workbook, and completing the evaluation form takes approximately 6.0 hours.

  • Before viewing DVDs, complete Activity 1 in the Activity Workbook in order to evaluate your baseline competence in the field of sleep medicine. Check your answers against the answer key provided at the end of the exercise. View DVD Lectures A01 through A20 and listen to audio lectures A21 through A25.
  • .After viewing and listening to all lectures, complete Activities 2 through 5 in the Activity Workbook. Check your answers using the answer keys at the end of each exercise.
  • Complete the activity evaluation form AND the certificate request form and return both to SSM in order to receive credit.
DVD and MP3 lectures 31.0 hours   CME /
BRN hours
CE credit CEUs
Activity Workbook and
Evaluation form
6.0 hours
Total estimated time to complete activity 37.0 hours 37.0 37.0 3.70

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No. Faculty Lecture Time
A01 Dale Edgar, PhD Circadian Rhythms 129 min.
A02 Ian Colrain, PhD Basic Mechanisms of Sleep 72 min.
A03 Nic Butkov, RPSGT Overview of Polysomnography 80 min.
A04 Nic Butkov, RPSGT Sleep Stage Scoring 59 min.
A05 Thomas Kilduff, PhD Neurotransmitters 141 min.
A06 Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, RPSGT Narcolepsy 119 min.
A07 Arthur S. Walters, MD, DABSM Diagnosis and Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep 68 min.
A08 Arthur S. Walters, MD, DABSM Pathophysiology of Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep 72 min.
A09 Arthur S. Walters, MD, DABSM New Clinical Definitions and Scoring Rules for Sleep Related Movement Disorders 105 min.
A10 Nic Butkov, RPSGT Diagnostic Aspects of Sleep Disordered Breathing 71 min.
A11 Nic Butkov, RPSGT Positive Airway Pressure Titration 96 min.
A12 Clete Kushida, MD, PhD, RPSGT, DABSM Exam Overview 33 min.
A13 Christian Guilleminault, MD, DABSM Pathophysiology & Risk Factors for Sleep Related Breathing Disorders 90 min.
A14 Rachel Manber, PhD, CBSM Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Indomnia 87 min.
A15 Anstella Robinson, MD, DABSM Obstructive Sleep Apnea 74 min.
A16 Anstella Robinson, MD, DABSM Hypoventilation, CSA and Cheyne-Stokes 27 min.
A17 William C. Dement, MD, PhD, DABSM Sleepiness 93 min.
A18 Rafael Pelayo, MD, DABSM Evaluation & Treatment of Sleep Disorders in Children 53 min.
A19 Rafael Pelayo, MD, DABSM Pediatric Sleep Pharmacology 32 min.
A20 Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, DABSM Somnopharmacology 120 min.
A21 Wallace B. Mendelson, MD, DABSM Neurotransmitters (Audio Lecture) 55 min.
A22 Wallace B. Mendelson, MD, DABSM Endocrinology & Sleep / Melatonin Administration & Sleep (Audio Lecture) 22 min.
A23 Nelson Powell, DDS, MD Management of Sleep Disordered Breathing: Contemporary Surgical Approaches (Audio Lecture) 67 min.
A24 Charles Reynolds III, MD, DABSM Depressive Disorders and Sleep Impairment: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology Approaches (Audio Lecture) 84 min.
A25 Don Bliwise, PhD Sleep & Aging (Audio Lecture) 89 min.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

This enduring material activity, Advanced Course in Sleep Medicine, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 37 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins February 14, 2013. Term of approval is for two years from this date with the option of yearly renewal. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: It is the intent of The School of Sleep Medicine, Inc. to assure that its CME activities should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its programs. Having an interest in or affiliation with any corporate organization does not necessarily influence a speaker’s presentation, but the relationship must be made known in advance to the audience in accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Faculty disclosure statements are provided in the handout material. The School of Sleep Medicine, Inc. has not received commercial support for these activities.

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