Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2013
The 6th Annual Oral Sleep Medicine Course will be held from 14-16 October 2013 at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
The Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) is the peak professional and scientific body in Australia & New Zealand representing clinicians, scientists and researchers in the broad area of Sleep. Since 2008 the ASA has taken the lead in educating dentists in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) using oral appliances.
Many dentists currently in clinical practice will have graduated with a dental degree prior to the introduction of dental sleep medicine to the undergraduate curriculum. In the past 15 years, the evidence for the efficacy of oral appliances in the management of sleep disordered breathing and snoring has established this treatment modality in routine clinical practice.
The following is the ASA’s proposed formalised curriculum, which emphasises the multidisciplinary approach to dental sleep medicine. The curriculum is designed to cover the pre-requisite topics and to give dentists a baseline level of education. Dentists are strongly encouraged to continue their education to become competent in this field as is outlined in the Dental Board of Australia’s Scope of Practice registration standard.
For more information and registration details please click here
Accommodation at special conference rates, and travel can be booked here
A certificate for CPD will be supplied at the completion of the course
The following topics will be presented by sleep medicine experts during this 3 day course.
1. Introduction to sleep
2. Introduction to Sleep Medicine
3. Pathophysiology of OSA
4. Consequences of OSA
5. Polysomnography Introduction
6. Sleep studies (sleep lab and portable sleep monitoring) and Case Studies
7. Reading and understanding a sleep study Day 2
8. Anatomy & Physiology Upper Airway
9. Alternate OSA Management Strategies
10. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for OSA
11. History of Sleep Medicine & Oral Appliances
12. Oral Appliances for OSA – guidelines and protocol
13. Cephalometrics & Imaging in OSA
14. Introduction to Oral Appliances 1
15. Introduction to Oral Appliances 2
16. Laboratory Construction MAS
17. Obesity, Management & Surgery for Weight Loss –
18. Temporomandibular Dysfunctions
19. Pain and sleep
20. Sleep Bruxism – a sleep disorder
21. Soft Tissue Surgery for OSA Patients
22. Hard Tissue Surgery for OSA patient
23. Paediatric sleep and orthodontics
Dr. Fernanda Almeida
Dr. Fernanda Almeida, Assistant Professor at UBC. She has recently been awarded the WW Wood Teaching Award for her outstanding contributions to the educational progress of the undergraduate dental students at UBC. Dr. Almeida received her Doctorate (PhD) at The University of British Columbia, both in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine. She also sees patients in a private practice restricted to the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. She has received the Pierre Robin Award from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (2011) and the Meier-Ewert Award from the German Dental Sleep Society (2012) for significant, original and sustained contributions evidenced by publications, and academic appointments and other efforts in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Almeida is currently the chair of the steering committee for a new initiative in dental sleep medicine: the Oral Appliance Network for Global Effectiveness (ORANGE Registry). This is a group of international expert researchers from 9 countries (14 centers) compiling long-term data on oral appliance therapy.She is also an associate editor for the journal Sleep & Breathing and is on the board of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
22nd May 13
Insufficient sleep puts young drivers at greater risk of a car crash, a large study by Australian researchers has found.
The new findings, published in the journal JAMA Paediatrics, show that sleeping less on weekends and sleeping six hours or less per night over a sustained period are both factors that increase the chance of run-off road crashes.
13th May 13
Teachers are warning parents to ensure their children get enough sleep to do well at school, as experts fear late-night use of mobiles and computers are interfering with results.
Following a study suggesting Australian year 4 students were the fifth most sleep-deprived of the 50 countries examined, the Australian Education Union is calling on parents to be more vigilant in ensuring kids do not miss out on much-needed rest.
30th Apr 13
MELBOURNE sleep clinics have reported a surge in the number of women seeking help with snoring. Growing waistlines have been cited as a reason for the phenomenon, which is also linked to sleep apnoea.