The Awakening of the Narcolepsy Landscape
September 2, 2021
September 2, 2022
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This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC . In collaboration with Project Sleep.
This activity is supported by educational grants from Avadel CNS Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Harmony Biosciences, LLC.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of sleep medicine specialists. It may also benefit primary care physicians and other clinicians who are interested or involved in the care of patients with narcolepsy.
Statement of Need
Patients with narcolepsy average 10 years between symptom onset and diagnosis. All the while, sufferers try, in vain, to navigate the hallmark symptom of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)—with or without cataplexy—that can disrupt their careers, relationships, social lives, and overall functionality. Even with treatment, few patients with narcolepsy achieve sufficient control of their symptoms, or symptoms are improved at the cost of adverse events. Fortunately, the narcolepsy treatment landscape has recently expanded to include novel and unscheduled agents that offer advantages of efficacy, safety, and/or convenience over many conventional agents.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Distinguish narcolepsy from mimickers and comorbidities via comprehensive evaluation and testing
- Differentiate novel narcolepsy treatments based on their proposed mechanisms of action (MOAs)
- Formulate an individualized, symptom-based narcolepsy treatment plan that aligns with clinical trial data and patients’ needs and preferences
Margaret Park, MD
Chicago Sleep Health
Asim Roy, MD
Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute
Julie Flygare, JD
President & CEO
Los Angeles, CA
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In accordance with ACCME requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below. Any potential conflicts of interest have been mitigated.
Margaret Park, MD
- Speakers Bureau: Eisai, Inc; Harmony Biosciences, LLC
Asim Roy, MD
- Consulting Fees: Avadel CNS Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Speakers Bureau: Eisai, Inc; Harmony Biosciences, LLC.; Inspire Pharma; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc
- Grant/Research Support: Avadel CNS Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Nyxoah
Julie Flygare, JD
- Consulting Fees: Avadel CNS Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.
Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.
Patient reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.
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