Course Overview

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS) is a disease with increasing prevalence. The application of surgery to the treatment on OSAHS is a growing field and this course was created to show-case the up-to-date surgical procedures available to treat those who cannot tolerate non-surgical treatment options. With a strong practical focus, the course will include anatomical, clinical and surgically oriented lectures, anatomical dissection with hands-on supervision and clinical case discussions to consolidate learning objectives. The face-to-face relationship between the faculty and participants makes this course an important starting point for all specialists who want to explore sleep disordered breathing surgery.

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Course Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the heterogeneous nature of anatomical obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea
  • Explain how to identify the site of the obstruction and determine if multi-level surgery is required
  • Demonstrate the surgical steps involved in common surgical interventions for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Identify peri-operative morbidity and how to manage this in surgical treatment of OSA
  • Recognize the latest innovations and interventions in OSA treatment
  • Learn about treatment options for Pediatric OSAS

Register for the 5th Annual OSAS Course in 2018: 

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  • AdventHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hands-on Lab

  • AdventHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRE Category 1 Credits ™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration Prices:

  • Didactic Plus Hands-On Lab Early Bird Special: $2,200
  • Didactic Plus Hands-On Lab: $2,600
  • Didactic and Lab Shadow ONLY - $799
  • Resident/Fellow Didactic Plus Lab Shadow: $500
  • *All Residents/Fellows must have a letter from Program Director

Download the Digital Course Handout:

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Download the Surgical Procedure Handbook:

Surgical Procedure Handbook

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Scott Magnuson, MD

Scott Magnuson, MD (USA)

Course Director

Director - Head & Neck Surgery, Celebration Health - Celebration, FL

Filippo Montevecchi, MD (Italy)

Course Director

Staff Member, Department of Special Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Oral Surgery Unit - G. B. Morgagni – L. Pierantoni Hospital - Forli, Italy

Julia Crawford, MD (Australia)

Course Director

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon; St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

Claudio Vicini, MD (Italy)

Course Director

Director, Department of Special Surgery; Head, of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; Head, of Stomatology & Oral Surgery Unit - G. B. Morgagni – L. Pierantoni Hospital - Forli, Italy

Alan Schwartz, MD (USA)

ENT & Professor, Sleep Disorders Program - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD (USA)

ENT & Allergy Associates - Manhattan & Middletown, NY

Eric Thuler, MD (Brazil)

Owner at NOA - Núcleo de Otorrinolaringologia Avançado, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tucker Woodson, MD (USA)

Professor and Chief of Sleep Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI

Edward Weaver, MD, MPH (USA)

Chief of Sleep Surgery - UW Medicine, Seattle, WA

Richard Lewis, MD (Australia)

Consultant Surgeon, Royal Perth Hospital; Perth, Australia

Joachim Maurer, MD (Germany)

Vice-Chairman Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Head of Sleep Disorders Center - University Medicine Mannheim; Germany

Nico de Vries, MD, PhD (Netherlands)

Head of ENT - Saint Lucas Andreas Hospital; Amsterdam, Germany

Stacey Ishman, MD, MPH (USA)

Surgical Director, Upper Airway Center of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Yassin Bahgat, MD, MSCH (Egypt)

Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Alexandria University

Stuart MacKay, MD (Australia)

Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Of Adelaide; Director, Division of Surgery, Northern Illawarra Hospitals Group

Paul Hoff, MS, MD (USA)

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan



Day 1: Sun, Feb 26, 2017

  • 7:00-7:45 Breakfast, Welcome and Overview
  • 7:45-8:15 Sleep Studies: What the Surgeon Needs to Know Presentor: Schwartz
  • 8:15-8:45 Upper Airway Surgical Evaluation Presentor: Crawford
  • 8:45-9:15 The Role of Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) Presentor: Hoff & Vicini
  • 9:15-10:00 Panel Discussion about OSAS Diagnosis and Work Up Presentor: Moderator: MacKay
  • 10:00-10:30 Morning Break & Visit Exhibits
  • 10:30-11:00 Nasal Surgery for OSA Presentor: Weaver
  • 11:00-11:45 Palatopharyngoplasty Techniques Presentor: Woodson
  • 11:45-12:30 Common Modifications to Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty Presentor: MacKay & Montevecchi
  • 12:30-1:15 Lunch & Visit Exhibits
  • 1:15-5:00 Hands-On Lab Experience
  • Nasal Approaches
  • Inferior Tubinoplasty Presentor: Crawford
  • Nasal Valve Surgery Presentor: Weaver
  • Surgical Approaches to the Soft Plate Presentor: MacKay & Jacobowitz
  • Transpalatal Advancement Presentor: Woodson & Lewis

Day 2: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

  • 7:00-7:30 Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
  • 7:30-8:00 Beyond Adenotonsillectomy: Treatment Options in Pediatric OSA Presentor: Ishman
  • 8:00-8:30 Minimally Invasive Options for Snoring and Mild OSA Presentor: Thuler
  • 8:30-9:00 Maxillomandibular Advancement Presentor: Weaver
  • 9:00-10:00 Case Presentation and Panel Discussion: What Surgery and When Presentor: Moderator: Jacobowitz
  • 10:00-10:30 Morning Break & Visit Exhibits
  • 10:30-11:00 Hyoid Suspension Techniques Presentor: de Vries & Vicini
  • 11:00-11:45 Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Presentor: Maurer
  • 11:45-12:30 Surgical Treatment of the Tongue Presentor: Lewis
  • 12:30-1:15 Lunch & Visit Exhibits
  • 1:15-5:00 Hands-On Lab Experience
  • Surgical Approaches to the Base of Tongue Presentor: Lewis & Ishman
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Dissection Presentor: Maurer
  • Hyoid Suspension Presentor: Vicini& de Vries

Day 3: Tue, Feb 28, 2017

  • 7:00-7:30 Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
  • 7:30-8:30 Live TORS Surgery Video Feed Presentor: Scott Magnuson, MD
  • 8:30-9:00 Peri-operative Management in OSA Surgery Presentor: Lewis
  • 9:00-10:00 Case Presentation and Panel Discussion: Complications and How I Dealt with Them Presentor: Moderator: Vicini
  • 10:00-10:30 Morning Break & Visit Exhibits
  • 10:30-12:00 TORS for OSA: Literature Review and Personal Experience Presentor: Hoff & Vicini
  • 12:00-12:30 Positional Therapy in OSA Presentor: de Vries
  • 12:30-1:00 Oral Appliances in OSA Presentor: Jacobowitz
  • 1:00 Closing Remarks and Lunch Presentor: Magnson


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