This onsite course will provide an overview of polysomnography, the limitations and strengths of these tests and their interpretation for the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in children.
Participants will learn about the indications for polysomnography and how to optimise the diagnostic approach for children with suspected OSAS so that they can be treated in a timely manner to prevent short and long-term adverse health effects.
Polysomnography remains the gold standard for diagnosis of OSAS, and is the study of choice for the assessment of paediatric sleep-disordered breathing, including OSAS, central apnoea, and hypoventilation disorders. It is used to determine the severity of the OSAS as well as the treatment efficacy and post-operative complications.
This course has been accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP) with 11 CME credits covering the whole program and 4 extra CME credits for the Mark of Excellence which is given to activities with exceptionally high quality and standards.
- Physiology of the upper airway and control of breathing: What goes wrong in sleep disordered breathing?
- When do we suspect OSAS in a child? Epidemiology, symptoms and risk factors
- Laboratory Diagnosis: Oximetry, polygraphy, polysomnography
- When to treat the child who snores?
- Surgical treatment
- Non-surgical treatment
- OSAS in children with underlying conditions
- Central sleep apnea and hypoeventilation in children
- Polysomnography and scoring respiratory events
- Polygraphy and oximetry
- Positive airway pressure therapy
- Case presentations illustrating multidisciplinary managemen
- Upper airway physiology and control of breathing
- Clinical features of OSAS
- Diagnostic methods for OSAS
- Treatment approach to OSAS
- Central sleep apnea and hypoventilation in children
- Pediatric respirologists
- Trainees in pediatric respirology
- Pediatricians with interest in pediatric respirology and sleep
- ENT surgeons
Following this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the pathophysiology and recognize the clinical features of OSAS in children
- List the common respiratory and non-respiratory indications for pediatric polysomnography, understand the basics of polysomnography in children and learn how to score respiratory events in children
- Understand the indications and limitations of alternative testing and know how to interpret the results of these tests
- Know treatment indications and options of OSAS in children
- Understand underlying causes of central sleep apnea and hypoventilation in children
Upon receipt of a written cancellation, a refund of fees, minus €50 administrative fee, will be applied up to 6 weeks before the course. After this date no refund will be made for cancellations.
By agreeing to attend this course, you agree to comply with reasonable instructions and safety policies of local host facilities. The organiser does not endorse any hotel, restaurant or other facility which may be recommended. If the course involves patients acting as volunteers, you agree to respect their wishes, dignity and needs.
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