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Clinical Update Webinar Series

Last year on our online platforms, webinars, support groups and virtual Annual Conference, we listened and heard about what content matters to you. In response, we developed monthly clinical updates for you to engage through our emails, e-news and social media platforms.
Narcolepsy Network is delighted to announce that we will be hosting periodic virtual Clinical Update Webinar events. You will have the opportunity to learn different perspectives from clinicians, researchers and industry providers.  PLEASE NOTE: This webinar series will resume in the winter of 2022/2023. 

Click the link below to watch a recording of our last Clinical Update Webinar:

“Understanding the Orexin System: Why it Matters”


This webinar was presented by Dr. Thomas Scammell and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. Dr. Scammell is a Professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Neurology, Nature, Cell, and Neuron, and was a Deputy Editor of SLEEP, the official journal of the Sleep Research Society.  

The author of over 150 journal articles and chapters, Dr. Scammell has lectured both nationally and internationally on narcolepsy and the neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness. His current research interests include identifying how loss of orexin signaling results in sleepiness and cataplexy, development of new medications for narcolepsy, interactions of sleep and pain, and sleep disorders in Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Thomas E. Scammell, MD
Professor, Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts


Thank you to Dr. Scammell and Takeda for supporting our work to educate and inform the narcolepsy community in an unbiased, neutral manner.