OSA Airway Modelling and Manipulation Event
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a condition of upper airway collapse during sleep, characterised by stoppages or reductions in airflow that may be associated with repetitive oxygen desaturation.
Anywhere from 4-24% of adult men and 2-9% of women are affected. Current treatments include CPAP primarily, and jaw splints and contemporary airway surgeries as salvage. Weight loss, nasal interventions and positional devices are adjuncts.
Novel therapeutics are increasingly undergoing investigation and include hypoglossal nerve stimulators, transoral robotics and (in our case) airway modelling and manipulation.
This workshop brings together scientists, engineers and clinicians to share knowledge on this debilitating condition and to explore emerging trends.
Prof. Gordon Wallace (University of Wollongong)
3D Bioprinting: Scientists, Engineers and Clinicians Collide
Prof. Edward Weaver (University of Washington, Seattle)
Importance of Research in Sleep Apnoea Surgery
Prof. Stu MacKay (Wollongong Hospital)
Why we need Airway Modelling and Manipulation in OSA
Prof. Peter Eastwood (University of Western Australia)
Existing Airway Models in OSA
Dr Rich Lewis (Perth)
Hyoid Expansion for OSA
Prof. Stacey Ishman (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio)
Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics for children with sleep breathing disorders
A tour of the ACES facility will take place at 2.45pm for 30 minutes. Please indicate your interest (when prompted in your registration process) in attending the tour. Flat, closed-in shoes must be worn to participate.