Diagnosis and management in sleep surgery
Sunday 20 October, 0900-1700
International Convention Centre Sydney
This one-day course is aimed at ENT, dental and maxillofacial surgeons, physicians, paediatricans and dentists who wish to be updated on the options available to their patients and how surgeons approach sleep patients in general.
Central to providing a surgical option to patients with sleep breathing disorders is history taking, clinical examination and clinical interpretation of the polysomnogram. The course will focus on these core skillsets, and extend the audience with application to real world clinical scenarios. In these panel based discussions, various aspects of cases will be touched upon. This will facilitate a comprehensive analysis of the sleep patient, from paediatric to adult, from non-surgical to surgical.
The course is designed to update clinicians on the diagnosis and management of sleep breathing disorders with a surgical focus and will include detail on hypoglossal nerve stimulators. Respiratory physicians and paediatricans are likely to benefit from the discussions around how this fits into the current treatment paradigms.
1. Provide clinicians with a framework for approaching history taking and examination from a surgical point of view.
2. Develop proficiency in interpretation of polysomnography and learn to apply this clinically
3. Develop an understanding of various OSA therapies, both surgical and non-surgical, and when these might be applied based on panel discussion
4. Gain an understanding of surgical treatments available, particularly the emerging role of the hypoglossal nerve stimulator, and its role within the current surgical paradigms