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Health Consequences of Sleep Loss
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Eve Van Cauter, Ph.D.

Dr. Van Cauter is Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. Van Cauter has been a consultant to Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis and Unilever, a member of the scientific advisory board of Select Comfort and a major shareholder of SloWave Inc.

Release Date: 08/15/2007
Termination Date: 08/15/2010

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Discuss how contemporary lifestyles in industrialized societies are associated with a reduction in sleep time due to multiples causes
  • Discuss the relationship between a state of sleep debt and important adverse effects on risk of obesity and diabetes
  • Discuss the role played by the orexin system in linking sleeping and feeding.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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