Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2011
The Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) will be conducting a continuing professional education course in Oral Sleep Medicine (sleep disorders dentistry) preceding the 2011 ASA/ASTA Annual Scientific Meeting in Sydney.
The 3-day course is intended for dental professionals new to sleep disorders dentistry or those currently treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) patients using oral appliances.
Latest Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2011 Programme [PDF]
Accommodation should be booked through OzAccom, a dedicated accommodation booking service, offering the lowest price available at the time of booking. Booking through this site assists your association by earning free of charge rooms that can be utilised for speakers, thus helping keep registration fees lower.
A number of accommodation options are available. Bookings can be made right up until the last minute but it is recommended that you book early to secure your preferred hotel.
Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD)
This course will be eligible for up to 22 hours CPD points.
Like all dental education the onus is on the dentists to keep track of what they have attended and enter it into their own log books.
International Invited Guest Speaker
Jonathan A. Parker, DDS,
7225 Ohms Lane, Suite 180
Edina, MN 55439
Dr. Jonathan Parker is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. From 1983-2000, Dr. Parker provided care in a practice focused on management of TMD and orofacial pain. In 1992, he expanded the practice to include treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Since 2001, he has focused his practice on dental sleep medicine.
Dr. Parker is a part-time faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is a charter member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He was the recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Distinguished Service Award in 2003. Dr. Parker is president-elect of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Parker is on the staff or a consultant to multiple sleep disorders centers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Dr. Parker lectures internationally on the role of the dentist in the evaluation and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy. He is well known for developing innovative techniques and protocols to improve patient care and treatment success in dental sleep medicine. He has authored a number of research articles and abstracts evaluating the effectiveness of oral appliances used for treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Invited International Speakers
Prof Donald Falace, DMD
Lexington, KY 40517
ph: (859) 268-2332
fax: (859) 268-8746
Professor Falace will be in Australia in October for a lecture tour for the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia (OMAA) and the ASA OSM course has secured him for a presentation “Bruxism: Changing Concepts of Etiology and Treatment”. Dr. Falace received the DMD degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1970. He joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in the Department of Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine where he remained for 35 years as Professor and Chief of the Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine, and Oral Radiology. He is now Professor Emeritus having retired from the University in July 2010.
Dr. Falace is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Oral Medicine and the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is a past Director and Examiner for the American Board of Oral Medicine. His teaching, research and practice interests have been in the areas of medically compromised patients, orofacial pain, and sleep-related breathing disorders. He is co-author of a widely used textbook, Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient, now in its 7th edition, and is editor of another text, Emergency Dental Care: Diagnosis and Management of Urgent Dental Problems.
A/Prof Edward M. Weaver, MD, MPH
Harborview Medical Center-OTO
325 9th Avenue Suite 359894
Seattle, WA 98104
Dr. Ed Weaver is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and the Chief of Sleep Surgery at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. He obtained his medical degree and completed his Otolaryngology Residency at Yale University.
He obtained his Masters degree in Public Health (Health Services Research) and completed a Clinical Research Fellowship at the University of Washington. He is U.S. board certified in otolaryngology/head & neck surgery and in sleep medicine, and he practices the full range of sleep apnea surgery.
He has an active clinical research program studying sleep apnea, and he is involved internationally in policy, research, and clinical activities in sleep surgery. He is presenting the same lecture 'Visualising the upper airway using endoscopy" that he recently presented at the 20th Anniversary meeting of the American Academy of dental Sleep medicine in Minneapolis in June 2011.
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