Pediatric Sleep ECHO

University of Missouri’s Show-Me ECHO program has created a Pediatric Sleep ECHO to support providers who care for children in identifying and managing sleep-related complaints and primary sleep disorders. This ECHO’s expert team will offer collaborative and interactive online learning sessions each Monday from 12 to 1 p.m. until Oct. 11, 2021, and every second and fourth Monday of the month through June 2022. Click here to download ECHO flyer. Click below to register.


Goals and Objectives

Traditional medical/health care education programs provide little exposure to sleep and its related disorders in children. The Pediatric Sleep ECHO will address sleep and its problems in children by empowering providers with knowledge and skills regarding effective assessment and initial management of sleep complaints, as well as how to identify primary sleep disorders that require more comprehensive evaluation. Guidelines, diagnostic tools, approaches to management, and referrals to sleep specialists will be offered. Pediatric Sleep ECHO is fundamental for primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, sleep laboratory staff, and educators.

Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion

This ECHO’s case-based learning sessions will address such topics as:

  • Diagnostic and Screening Tools: Sleep Study Results
  • Normal Sleep: From Infants to Adolescents
  • Does Sleep Affect Behavior?
  • Pediatric Sleep History: Asking the Right Questions
  • Eat, Drink and Sleep (Effect of Diet on Sleep)
  • Pediatric Sleep Myths
  • When Teens Don’t Get Enough Sleep
  • Sleep in ADHD and Autism
  • What is Sleeping Through the Night?
  • Sleep Advocacy in Schools
  • Addressing Sleep Hygiene in Culturally Sensitive Way
  • My Child is Very Sleepy
  • Sleep in Special Populations
  • Sleep From a Dental Perspective
  • Sleep in Anxiety and Depression
  • Things That go Bump in the Night (Parasomnia)
  • Sleep in Adverse Childhood Experiences

What Does This ECHO Offer?

  • No cost continuing education for professionals, and no cost to participating sites or individuals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with specialist physicians and other experts

Meet the Expert Team

Zarah Ner, MD, Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, University of Missouri Health Care

Tracy Stroud, DO, Developmental Pediatrics, University of Missouri Health Care

David Ingram, MD, Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Children’s Mercy Hospital

Aneesh Tosh, MD, Adolescent Medicine, University of Missouri Health Care

John Spivey, MD, Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Mercy Clinic

Stephen Sheldon, DO, Pediatric Sleep Medicine and Neurology, Northwestern University

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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