Episode 40: SLEEP 2021: Topline Data, Telemedicine, and Takeaways


"Mind Moments," a podcast from NeurologyLive, brings you an exclusive interview with Michael J. Thorpy, MD.

Michael J. Thorpy, MBChB, Director, Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center and Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Michael J. Thorpy, MD

Episode 40 of the NeurologyLive Mind Moments podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 40, "SLEEP 2021: Topline Data, Telemedicine, and Takeaways," features an interview with Michael J. Thorpy, MD, director, Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and professor of neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He shared his takeaways from the recent SLEEP 2021 meeting, his perspective on the investigational narcolepsy agent FT218, the current pipeline for excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy, the pandemic’s impact on sleep care.


1:25 – Current state of therapeutics in sleep disorders

3:05 – The promise of FT218 and data presented at SLEEP 2021

5:05 – Main takeaways from SLEEP 2021

6:45 – COVID-19's impact on sleep care

10:15 – The leading unmet need in sleep disorder treatment

12:25 – Telemedicine's role in sleep disorder care

14:00 – Closing thoughts and future directions for sleep medicine

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