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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Online CE Courses

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Meridian Health
Department of Continuing Education—Online CE

Course Title: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatments Otolaryngologist Perspective

Kenneth Newkirk, M.D.
Dr. Kenneth Newkirk received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brown University in Providence, R.I. Dr. Newkirk completed medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, and did his internship and residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at MedStar – Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Newkirk went on to pursue further training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, completing a NIH sponsored K12 research fellowship at the Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. and a clinical Head and Neck Surgical Oncology fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas. Dr. Newkirk has authored multiple scientific publications and book chapters, and his work has been presented at numerous national meetings. He is a member of the American Head and Neck Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Newkirk has received numerous patient care awards and citations for compassionate care. Dr. Newkirk specializes in the management of tumors of the head and neck, as well as general otolaryngology.

Cost: No fee

Credit: 1.0

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THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY is designed to encompass the whole spectrum of sleep disordered breathing upper airway breathing disturbances of which obstructive sleep apnea is one of its most severe forms. OSA may be associated with a number of physiological abnormalities including an increased risk of cardiovascular disorders (e.g. hypertension) and death. A number of treatment options are available for the management of OSA, both medical (e.g., CPAP) and surgical. The objectives of this lecture are also to understand the indications and/or role of oral appliances and some of the more recent advances in Sleep Medicine Soft Tissue Surgery including TORS (Transoral Robotic Surgery) and Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation.

Number of Credit Hours: Meridian Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. Cost: There is no cost to registrants for this educational activity.

Overall Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this educational activity the participant should be able to:
1. Update information on sleep breathing physiology
2. Understand the role and integrative approach to the management of sleep apnea including oral appliances
3. Understand the role of TORS (Transoral Robotic Surgery) and Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation and the role of DISE (Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy)

Method of Participation:
This internet enduring presentation is an educational video presentation. In order to receive credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity and complete a multiple choice test at the end of the video presentation. Participants must also complete the online post-activity course evaluation form to receive credit.


Meridian Health is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Meridian Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

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