Catching Zzzs: The Role of Dual Orexin Receptor Antagonists for Insomnia
February 15, 2023
February 15, 2024
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This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Spire Learning.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Eisai.
- Physicians — maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists practicing in primary care, neurology, and psychiatry.
Insomnia is responsible for a wide range of short-term and long-term impairments and negative health outcomes. Differences in mechanisms among insomnia therapies have important implications for their use in specific patients and among specific patient populations. Dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORAs) are a relatively new option for the treatment of insomnia. In this 30-minute educational podcast, expert Phyllis Zee, MD, offers valuable insights into the disease burdens that affect patients with insomnia, mechanism of action of DORAs in contrast to other insomnia agents, clinical trial data for DORAs in the setting of insomnia, and patient scenarios where DORAs may be considered.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- DESCRIBE the disease burdens that affect patients with insomnia
- DIFFERENTIATE the mechanism of action of DORAs in contrast to the mechanisms of other insomnia agents
- EVALUATE clinical trial data for DORAs approved for insomnia
- IDENTIFY evidence-based guidance to determine patient scenarios where DORAs may be considered for insomnia
- Agenda (30-Minute Podcast)
- Prevalence and Disease Burdens of Insomnia
- Available Insomnia Therapies: Mechanisms of Action of DORAs, BZDs, and BzRAs
- DORAs: Evidence-Based Use in Clinical Practice
- Key Takeaway Messages/Conclusion
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine
Chief of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Neurology
Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor of Neurology
Professor of Neurology (Sleep Medicine)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, is the Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor in Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology at Northwestern University. She is also the Director of the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine (CCSM) and Chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. As Director of CCSM, Dr Zee oversees an interdisciplinary program in basic and translational sleep and circadian rhythm research, and findings from her team have paved the way for innovative approaches to improve sleep and circadian health. Dr Zee practices sleep medicine at Northwestern Medicine’s Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine in downtown Chicago and is the founder of the first circadian medicine clinic in the US, where innovative treatments are available for patients with circadian rhythm disorders.
Dr Zee has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed original articles, reviews, and book chapters on the topics of sleep, circadian rhythms, and sleep/wake disorders. She has also trained more than 50 predoctoral and postdoctoral students and has mentored numerous faculty members. Dr Zee is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a member of the American Academy of Neurology, and a member of the American Neurological Association. She has served on numerous national and international committees, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientific review panels, and international advisory boards. She is past President of the Sleep Research Society, past President of the Sleep Research Foundation, past Chair of the NIH Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board, a past member of the NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Disorders Advisory Council, and the current President of the World Sleep Society. Dr Zee is the recipient of the 2011 American Academy of Neurology Sleep Science Award, 2014 American Academy of Sleep Medicine academic honor, William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award, 2020 Sleep Research Society Distinguished Scientist Award (the society’s highest award, which recognizes significant, original, and sustained scientific contributions), and the 2021 National Sleep Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Spire Learning. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
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All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD
- Consultant: CVS Caremark; Eisai Inc.; Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Sleep Number Corporation
- Contracted Research: Vanda Pharmaceuticals
- Honoraria: CVS Caremark; Eisai Inc.; Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Sleep Number Corporation
- Stock Shareholder: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
Global Education Group
The planners and managers at Global Education Group have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Mairead Early (Senior Program Manager), Ashton Webb, PharmD, BCACP (Clinical Director), and Allison Goldberg, MPA (Senior Director, Grants and Education): No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. To receive CME credit participants must:
- Read the objectives, disclosures, and other introductory CME information
- Complete the preassessment prior to the start of the activity
- Participate in the Insomnia activity
- Submit the postassessment and evaluation at the conclusion of the activity
- Receive a passing score of at least 70% on the postassessment
- Certificates will be emailed to the participant
If you are seeking credit, you must complete the evaluation at the conclusion of the activity.
Course Viewing Requirements
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Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
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Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above
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