Course Description

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder characterized by upper airway collapse during sleep. Estimated prevalence of OSA is 24% in men and 9% in women. Awareness of cognitive impairment and cardiovascular morbidity associated with OSA has been increasing. Many diagnostic and treatment techniques to optimize treatment outcomes have been developed. It is essential for physicians to stay up-to-date on new technology and treatment approaches in order to provide optimal management of patients with OSA. This course will bring together experts in sleep surgery and sleep medicine from different parts of the world. The course will feature lectures on the most current sleep apnea patient care by local and international experts. The goal is to educate the participants on the latest research and advancements in OSA treatment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of OSA, become familiar with current research on mechanisms of sleep apnea.

  • Recognize the common causes of CPAP intolerance and understand the role of adjunctive or alternative therapies in the treatment of OSA.

  • Discuss the most current OSA medical and surgical evaluation and treatment options.

  • Organize and implement a successful multidisciplinary approach to treat patients with OSA.