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



sala/room SYMPHONY


Chairs: prof. Karl Hörmann (Germany), prof. Antoni Krzeski (Poland)

08:00-08:15 WELCOME
Big Data and its application to pediatric OSA
dr Amal Isaiah (USA)
Chair: prof. Werner Hosemann (Germany)
Moderator: dr Amal Isaiah (USA)
• Sleep disordered breathing – physiology and pathology of sleep in children
prof. Maria Pia Villa (Italy)
• Adult vs pediatric OSA
prof. Wojciech Kukwa (Poland)
• The importance and new knowledge of OSA in childhood
prof. Karl Hörmann (Germany)
• Comorbidities of pediatric OSA
prof. Ron Mitchell (USA)
• Neurobehavioral and neurocognitive consequences of pediatric OSA
prof. Oliviero Bruni (Italy)

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break / Przerwa kawowa

Chair: dr Konrad Perkowski (Warszawa)
Moderator: prof. Ron Mitchell (USA)
• Pediatric sleep disordered breathing – a stepwise Approach to diagnosis
and treatment
dr Amal Isaiah (USA)
• Functional management of pediatric OSA – myofunctional therapy
dr Melania Evangelisti (Italy)
• The craniofacial basis of OSA in children and their treatment options
prof. Ama Johal (UK)
• Maxillary Expansion-techniques and incredible effects on enhancing nasal
dr John Walker (USA)
• Seeing is believing – A review of imaging in pediatric OSA
dr Amal Isaiah (USA)

13:45-14:30 Lunch / Obiad

Chair: prof. Antoni Krzeski (Poland)
Moderator: prof. Wojciech Kukwa (Poland)
• Laryngeal OSA in children
prof. Karl Hörmann (Germany)
• Role of tonsillotomy, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
prof. Ron Mitchell (USA)
• Tracheostomy for severe OSA in children – a review of outcomes
dr Amal Isaiah (USA)
• Surgery for persistent OSA in children – an update on techniques
and outcomes
dr Amal Isaiah (USA)

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break / Przerwa kawowa

16:15-17:30 CLINICAL CASES – Round Table
Chair: prof. Wojciech Kukwa (Poland)
Moderator: prof. Karl Hörmann (Germany)


John Walker

John Walker

John H. Walker, DMD


B.A – Florida State University – 1965

DMD – College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – 1976

Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics – Boston University of Graduate Dentistry – 1978

Private Practice

CEO Walker Orthodontics PC Lunenburg, MA 1980 - Present

CEO Walker Orthodontics PC Harvard , MA 1984 - Present

CEO Walker Orthodontics N.V Oranjestad, Aruba 1998 – Present


American Dental Association

American Association of Orthodontists

American Board of Orthodontists – Diplomate

Massachusetts Dental Society

Wachusett District Dental Society

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry

Symposium Organizer and Producer

The Role of Dentistry in breathing Disorders; Leominster, MA

Caribbean Conference on SDB and OSA – March 2016

Boston University Symposium on SDB and OSA in Children – March 2017, 2018

Faculty – speaker – FIERO; minimally invasive ENT forum 2016, 2017, 2018

Speaker – Role of Orthodontics in SDB/OSA – Kuala Lumpur

Airway Presentation – Academic Medical Center, Dubai Healthcare City



Karl Hörmann

Karl Hörmann

Prof. Dr. Karl Hörmann had his residency, fellowship in Plastic Surgery and became consultant at the University Hospital Hamburg, Germany . He was chairman in charge at the University Hospital Lübeck, Germany, Director of the Department of ORLHNS Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is fellow of the American Head and Neck Society, an active member of many societies, such as American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF), etc. He is honorary member of the Austrian, Czech, Japan Broncho-Esophageal, Estonian, German, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Royal Belgian, Spanish ORL Society. He has received many awards , including the 2004 Honor Award & 2010 Distinguished Service Award of AAO-HNS, Medal of Merit of the German ORL Society and The Hamberger Prize for outstanding contributions in Head and Neck Surgery of the Swedish ORL-Society. He was honored presenter of the Eugene Myers International Lecture AAO San Francisco, USA, JLO-Visiting Professor of the Royal Society of Medicine, London UK .

Melania Evangelisti

Melania Evangelisti

Sheis a paediatrician and PhD. She has carried out research about sleep-disordered breathing in children, pediatric pulmonology and allergy, from 2008 to today, as evidenced by her scientific production.

Research field: Sleep disordered breathing, Asthma, Allergy and Obesity in Children.

Affiliation: Pediatric Sleep Disease Center, NESMOS Department, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, S. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy

Ron Mitchell

Ron Mitchell

Ron Mitchell, MD is Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children's Medical Center Dallas. He is also the holder of the William Beckner Distinguished Chair in Otolaryngology


He completed his Otolaryngology residency in London, England and a Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship in LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, TN. His clinical and research interests are on the management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. He has received several grants and has published over 100 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. He has chaired several national committees and has been involved in guideline development on a variety of Pediatric Otolaryngology topics. He is a PI for the Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy Trial (PATS) and completed the Randomized Controlled Study of Adenotonsillectomy for Childhood Sleep Apnea (CHAT) both sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


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

Head: Prof. Antoni Krzeski, MD, PhD

President: Prof. Antoni Krzeski


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


Sound Garden Hotel Airport

ul. Żwirki i Wigury 18 
02-092 Warszawa