This online course will provide an overview of polysomnography, the limitations and strengths of these tests and their interpretation for the diagnosis 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.
An application will be submitted to EBAP (European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology) for CME accreditation of this event. The number of credits that you will receive will correspond to the time you spend viewing the sessions live.
- Online lectures, including interactive polling and chat questions
- Case presentations, with interactive discussions
- Live round table discussions
- Case based sessions, with cases submitted by participants
Please note that all timings are in Central European Time (CET). Recordings of each session will be made available after the event to registered participants.
- Approach to diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea in children
- Paediatric respirologists
- Trainees in paediatric respirology
- Paediatricians with interest in paediatric respirology and sleep
- ENT surgeons
Following this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognise symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea in children and know the indications, strengths, and weaknesses of tests used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnoea in children.
- Optimise the diagnostic approach for children with symptoms of sleep disordered breathing.