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Course Overview

This course is coordinated by the Division of Sleep Medicine and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. The program is designed to provide a comprehensive review and update on recent advances in the diagnosis and management of sleep apnea and snoring. New approaches and controversies in the management of patients with sleep disordered breathing will be highlighted. Leaders in the field of sleep science from Otolaryngology, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Neurology, Bariatric Surgery and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery will share their medical and surgical expertise in didactic lectures and optional break-out sessions. There will be ample opportunity for interaction with participating faculty.

Course Directors

Richard J. Schwab, MD
Andrew N. Goldberg, MD, MSCE
Eric J. Kezirian, MD, MPH
Raj C. Dedhia, MD, MSCR
Ilene M. Rosen, MD, MSCE

Target Audience

This continuing medical education program is intended for the physician in Otolaryngology, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology, and Psychiatry. Nurses and sleep and respiratory therapy technologists are also invited to attend this program.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine new developments in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of patients with sleep disorders and sleep disordered breathing.
  2. Evaluate new, alternative, and established medical and surgical treatments for sleep apnea and snoring.
  3. Assess the use of artificial intelligence in the evaluation and management of sleep disordered breathing.
  4. Examine the cognitive and neurological consequences of sleep apnea and sleep deprivation.
  5. Assess future developments in medical technology and how they will impact a sleep practice.
  6. Provide new information on medical and surgical strategies for weight loss.
  7. Discuss new clinical and business directions for the sleep field including home sleep testing and value-based care.
  8. Assess new insights from upper airway imaging and drug induced sleep endoscopy.
  9. Discuss new approaches for using oral appliances for the treatment of OSA.
  10. Review cardiovascular consequences of sleep apnea.
  11. Discuss the use of medications to specifically treat OSA.