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103 Sleep! Ages and Stages

Sleep is a critical building block of good health, but is not emphasized in medical education, especially in the pediatric population. 

This CME activity will help to close this knowledge gap and assist health care professionals in understanding how, when and what types of sleep-related approaches and interventions might be used in conjunction with conventional therapies to enhance pediatric care. This is important because an accruing number of effective, safe, non-pharmaceutical therapies are available for children yet not widely known or taught to clinicians. One example of this is the accruing research on the impact of healthy sleep on cardiovascular health in children, another is the impact of sleep disorders in neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD. 

Pediatricians and other clinicians who are updated on literature and clinical research in the field will be able to better counsel families and be prepared to offer more comprehensive treatment options. 

Outcome Objectives

  • Identify pediatric patients that could potentially benefit from integrative medicine nutrition-focused treatment options. 
  • Determine which medical conditions have robust supporting evidence for the use of nutrition-based integrative medicine treatment options in children.
  • Teach clinicians how to better educate parents about nutrition-based integrative medicine treatment options for their children. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and the Academy of Pediatric Integrative Medicine. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 
Passing the course requires completion of all lessons and a minimum 80% score on all course quizzes, with two attempts allowed per quiz.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All CME-approved Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this activity.


Hilary McClafferty, MD