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The Behavioral Sleep Medicine Seminar is a weekly lecture series hosted by the Department of Psychiatry. Lectures take place on Thursdays at 9:00 AM and are usually located in the Behavioral Health Pavilion at the University of Arizona South campus.

The seminar is free to attend, and each lecture is eligible for 1 CME credit. CME is provided by The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.

Join the List

For more information, or to join the mailing list, contact Manuel Acuña by phone [(520) 626-1737] or email []. If you are included on the mailing list, you will be notified of all upcoming lectures and seminars.


The following schedule

August 29, 2019: Michael Grandner: "What is Sleep? Overview of Normal Sleep Physiology and Behavior"

September 5, 2019: Michael Grandner: "Classification of Sleep Disorders"

September 19, 2019: Denise Rodriguez-Esquivel: "Sleep and Diet"

September 26, 2019: Andrew Tubbs: "Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders"

October 3, 2019: Jyotsna Sahni: "Sleepy Days, Sleepless Nights: Obstructive Sleep Apnea"

October 10, 2019: Michael Grandner: "Adherence to Positive Airway Pressure Treatment for Sleep Apnea: Behavioral Implications"

October 17, 2019: Michael Grandner: "Sleep Across the Adult Lifespan"

October 24, 2019: Erin Hanks-Moehr

October 31, 2019: Fabian Fernandez: "Chronobiology and Circadian Rhythms"

November 7, 2019: Michael Grandner: "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia"

November 14, 2019: Fabian Fernandez:

November 21, 2019: Terrence Hill: "Guns, Fear, and Sleep"

December 5, 2019: Tommy Begay: "Sleep, Stress, and Trauma"

December 12, 2019: Jennifer Teske: "Animal Models of Sleep Deprivation"

December 19, 2019: Patricia Haynes: "Treating Insomnia in Anxiety Disorders"

The Spring 2020 schedule will be posted soon.

Planning Committee

This activity is overseen by a committe, including:

  • Dr. Michael Grandner, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • Dr. Denise Rodriguez-Esquivel, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Dr. Daniel Taylor, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Salma Patel, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Manuel Acuña, Administrator

Learning Objectives

The specific learning objectives are:

  • Gain knowledge of identification and diagnosis of sleep disturbances and disorders.
  • Gain knowledge of etiology and pathophysiology of sleep disturbances and disorders.
  • Gain knowledge of guideline-based care for sleep disorders.
  • Gain knowledge of how to apply basic principles in special populations.
  • Gain Knowledge of the rationale underlying common evidence-based treatments for sleep problems.
  • Gain Knowledge of the evidence base underlying behavioral sleep medicine strategies.
  • Gain Knowledge of the evidence base underlying other sleep disorders treatment modalities.

The specific outcome objectives are:

  • Identify and diagnose sleep disturbances and disorders by applying knowledge of etiology, physiology and behaviors underlying sleep and sleep disorders.
  • Communicate to patients how sleep problems relate to other domains of health and functioning.
  • Apply behavioral principles for treating sleep disorders.
  • Incorporate guideline-based treatments for sleep disorders.
  • Apply evidence-based strategies for treating sleep problems using nonpharmacologic methods.
  • Manage the treatment of sleep disorders using evidence-based strategies.

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live 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.

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