Invitation

Dear Doctors,

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend 7th Interdisciplinary Seminar “Sleep apnea & snoring in pediatric population” that shall take place on 1 December 2018 in Warsaw.

For the last six years during RhinoForum, a rhinology conference that we organize, we learned from the best experts about obstructive sleep apnea occurring in adults - this condition is a social problems which according to recent estimations affects 15-20% of the population.  Our teachers were top Polish and foreign experts who study this problem. However, during previous editions of the seminar we somewhat overlooked the fact that this problem affects 3-5% of children and seems to be on the rise. That is why this year’s edition of the “Sleep apnea & snoring for ENT specialists” is dedicated to exploring this condition only in children and youngsters. This calls for special methods because in this age group both diagnostics and therapy need to be interdisciplinary. That is why among invited lecturers there are, apart from laryngologists, paediatricians, paediatric neurologist, orthodontist, and speech therapists – excellent experts from Poland, Italy, Germany, and the United States.

Since this problem is interdisciplinary, I encourage everyone - not only laryngologists - but also paediatricians, paediatric pulmonologists, orthodontists, speech therapists and everyone interested in this condition to attend the seminar.

I hope to see you in Warsaw this December!

Professor Antoni Krzeski

Warsaw, April 2018

Preliminary program

BIG DATA AND ITS APPLICATION TO PEDIATRIC OSA

Dr. A. Isaiah

INTRODUCTION TO SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING IN CHILDREN

Sleep disordered breathing – physiology and pathology of sleep in children, Prof. M.P. Villa
Adult vs pediatric OSA, Prof. W. Kukwa
The importance and new knowledge of OSA in childhood, Prof. K. Hörmann
Comorbidities of pediatric OSA, Prof. R. Mitchell
Neurobehavioral and neurocognitive consequences of pediatric OSA, Prof. O. Bruni

DIAGNOSIS AND CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT OF PEDIATRIC OSA

Pediatric sleep disordered breathing – a stepwise approach to diagnosis and treatment, Dr. A. Isaiah
Functional management of pediatric OSA – myofunctional therapy, Dr. M. Evangelisti
Orthodontics in pediatric OSA: Rapid Maxillary Expansion, Prof. P. Pirelli
Laryngeal OSA in children, Dr. J. Maurer
Seeing is believing – A review of imaging in pediatric OSA, Dr. A. Isaiah

SURGERY OF PEDIATRIC OSA

Role of tonsillotomy, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, Prof. R. Mitchell
Tracheostomy for severe OSA in children – A review of outcomes, Dr. A. Isaiah
Surgery for persistent OSA in children – An update on techniques and outcomes, Dr. A. Isaiah

CLINICAL CASES PRESENTATION

Moderator: Dr. J. Maurer

Organizers

Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical University of Warsaw

Head: Prof. Antoni Krzeski, MD, PhD

President: Prof. Antoni Krzeski

Co-Organizers

Department of Orthodontics
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical University of Warsaw

Head: Prof. Małgorzata Zadurska MD, PhD

Polskie Towarzystwo Ortodontyczne

President: Prof. Ewa Czochrowska

Department of Pediatric Pneumonology
and Allergology

Medical University of Warsaw

Head: Prof. Marek Kulus

Venue

Hotel Novotel Warszawa Airport
1 Sierpnia 1, 02-134 Warszawa