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Singapore Sleep Conference 2018


This course is designed for Respiratory, Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Dental, Paediatrics, General Practitioner and ENT specialists and doctors in training who have an interest in the management of Sleep Disorders and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) in adults and Paediatrics patients. It is a two-day course consisting of a series of core lectures on common conditions in sleep medicine, with a hands-on CPAP workshop and Polysomnogram reading workshop.


The participants of this course are expected to fulfill the following objectives:

•  Have an overview of all Sleep Disorders and obtain State-of the Art Update on common Sleep Disorders

•  Understand the approach to managing symptoms due to sleep disorders

•  Appreciate the pathophysiology and consequences of OSA

•  Know how to interpret the Polysomnogram report beyond the AHI

•  Learn to prescribe CPAP, how to troubleshoot and solve problems with its use

  • Understand the role of multidisciplinary collaboration and different modalites in the management of OSA in adults and paediatrics

  • Understand the role of surgical treatments used for the treatment of Snoring and OSA

  • Understand the role of allergies in Snoring and OSA

International Faculty

Dr Kate Sutherland

Research Fellow

Charles Perkins Centre,

University of Sydney and Centre

for Sleep Health and Research,

Royal North Shore Hospital,

Sydney, Australia


A/Prof Clemens Heiser

Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Somnology

Head of Sleep Laboratory

Klinikum rechts der Isar

Technische Universität München

Munich, Germany

Dr Daniel Ng

Founding President of Asian Paediatric Pulmonology Society and

Chief of Service of Department of Paediatrics

Kwong Wah Hospital,

Hong Kong




Dr Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong JR

Professor of Medicine

National Jewish Health

Denver, Colorado, USA


A/Prof Mark Aloia

Professor of Medicine

National Jewish Health

Denver, Colorado, USA


Prof Nico De Vries

ENT Specialist

OLVG West,Hospital

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


PSG & CPAP Workshops (Optional)

Polysomnography (PSG) Workshop

This is a hands-on workshop which will cover the basic fundamentals of polysomnography technology & interpretation of sleep studies (including staging of sleep, new american academy of sleep medicine scoring rules). The workshop stations will demonstrate common polysomnographic abnormalities and pitfalls in PSG interpretation (including recognition of physiologic & non-physiologic PSG artifacts).

Topics presented and discussed include:

• Overview of sleep recording methodology

• Review of sleep stage scoring and arousal recognition

• Diagnostic aspects of sleep disordered breathing

• Review of PAP titration polysomnogram

• Polysomnogram recording artifacts

• Troubleshoot possible problems during the recording


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Workshop

This will provide a hands-on and practical approach to management of patients on CPAP, from mask fitting to initiation of CPAP, introduction to the various modes of CPAP, as well as common problems encountered by patients on CPAP and how to trouble-shoot these.

Topics presented and discussed include:

• Difficult case scenarios

• Difference between CPAP machines

• Introduction to different interfaces and hands-on mask fitting

• Troubleshooting for common problems

• Follow-up of patients what to look out for

• Interpreting compliance data


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