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


Dr. A. Isaiah


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


Pediatric sleep disordered breathing – a stepwise approach to diagnosis and treatment, Dr. A. Isaiah 
Functional management of pediatric OSA – myofunctional therapy, Dr. M. Evangelisti 
The craniofacial basis of OSA in children and their treatment options, Prof. A. Johal
Maxillary Expansion-techniques and incredible effects on enhancing nasal breathing, Dr J. Walker 
Laryngeal OSA in children, Dr. J. Maurer
Seeing is believing – A review of imaging in pediatric OSA, Dr. A. Isaiah


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


Moderator: Dr. J. Maurer


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


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