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8-9 May

E-learning material will be available from 25 April.
Full scientific lecture streaming is scheduled on 8-9 May.

OSA Course Scientific Program

Course Directors

Dr. Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu (USA)
Dr. Irina Arechvo (Lithuania)

Start time on 8 May  – 17:00 EET (GMT+3) (16:00 CET) (7:00 PT)

Theme 1. Neurology & Radiology. Lead by Dr. Alejandro De Marinis (Chile)

  1. The architecture of healthy sleep. Differential diagnosis of sleep disorders. Understanding polisomnography. [60min]
    Dr. Leonardo Serra (Chile) 
  2. Complex sleep apnea. It‘s importance for pre-surgical and post-surgical evaluation. [30min]
    Dr. Alejandro De Marinis (Chile) 
  3. OSA as a risk factor to trigger a neurodegenerative disease. [30min]
    Dr. Alejandro De Marinis (Chile) 
  4. CBCT review of the upper respiratory tract for sleep-disordered breathing. [45min]
    Dr. Dania Tamimi (USA)

Theme 2. Pulmonology. Lead by Prof. José Luis Carrillo Alduenda (Mexico) and Dr. Umakanth Katwa (USA)

  1. OSA diagnosis and management. [30min]
    Prof. José Luis Carrillo Alduenda (Mexico)
  2. Adult OSA and CPAP treatment. How effective is CPAP? [30min]
    Prof. José Luis Carrillo Alduenda (Mexico)
  3. Making the most ouf of CPAP. CPAP failure. Fixed CPAP vs APAP. [30min]
    Prof. José Luis Carrillo Alduenda (Mexico)
  4. Obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Diagnosis and treatment. [30min]
    Prof. José Luis Carrillo Alduenda (Mexico)
  5. Phenotyping Pediatric OSA for Precision Treatment. [45min]
    Dr. Umakanth Katwa (USA)

Theme 3. Dental Sleep Medicine

  1. Role of orthodontic intervention in OSA: functional approach of orofacial structure restoration. [45min]
    Dr. Audrey Yoon (USA)
  2. Oral appliances, titration for OSA. [45min]
    Dr. Leopoldo P. Correa (USA)
  3. Management of OSA: orthodontist perspective following FACE philosophy. [60min]
    Dr. Rafa Ecija (Spain)
  4. Management of residual sleep apnea in children. [30min]
    Dr. Gabriel Cruz Zorrilla (Mexico)

Theme 4. Approach to OSA patients. Lead by Dr. Gabriel Cruz Zorrilla (Mexico)

  1. Patient phenotyping and its implications on a patient centered approach. [30min]
    Dr. Gabriel Cruz Zorrilla (Mexico)
  2. Non-surgical PAP alternatives : Positional therapy, weight loss, breathing,  education and myofunctional therapy. [20min]
    Dr. Gabriel Cruz Zorrilla (Mexico)
  3. Surgery and adult OSA : When should the patient be referred for surgical evaluation ? [20min]
    Dr. Gabriel Cruz Zorrilla (Mexico)

Theme 5. Sleep Surgery. Lead by Dr. Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu (USA)

  1. The approach to sleep surgery patients. Patient phenotyping. DISE
    Dr. Gabriel Cruz Zorrilla (Mexico) [30min]
    Dr. Eric Thuler (Brazil) [20min]
    Dr. Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu (USA) [20min]
    Dr. Albano Flores (Mexico) [20min]
  2. DISE, Nasal surgery, UPPP, TORS, Hypoglossal.
    Dr. Gabriel Cruz Zorrilla (Mexico) [40min]
    Dr. Eric Thuler (Brazil) [40min]
    Dr. Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu (USA) [20min]
  3. Skeletal surgery.
    Dr. Eric Thuler (Brazil) [20min]
    Dr. Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu (USA) [20min]
  4. The Role of the Maxillofacial Surgeon in the treatment of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea. [40min]
    Dr. Julio Cifuentes (Chile)
  5. Prediction of Surgical Success in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. [60min]
    Dr. Julio Cifuentes (Chile)
  6. Maxillary Mandibular Advancement and Expansion in OSA. Tips and Pearls. [60min]
    Dr. Albano Flores (Mexico)

TECH theme

  1. Artificial Intelligence and Sleep Medicine. [45min]
    Nathaniel F. Watson (USA)
  2. Update on Consumer Sleep Technologies. [45min]
    Nathaniel F. Watson (USA)
  3. Innovations in sleep medicine: wearables, nearables and disruptive trends.
    Dr. Gabriel Cruz (Mexico)

The program is subject to change. 

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