Course Overview

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS) is a disease with increasing prevalence. The application of surgery to the treatment for 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. Utilizing a strong practical focus, the course will include anatomical, clinical and surgical 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 breathing disorder surgery. 

OSAS Didactic


  • State how to evaluate the upper airway from an obstructive sleep apnea perspective. 
  • Describe the heterogeneous nature of anatomical obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea. 
  • Explain how to identify the site of obstruction and determine if multi-level surgery is required. 
  • Demonstrate the surgical steps involved in common surgical interventions for obstructive sleep apnea. 
  • Describe and examine the surgical steps involved in common surgical interventions for obstructive sleep apnea. 
  • Identify perioperative morbidity and how to manage this in the surgical treatment of OSA. 
  • Discuss the role of surgery in pediatric OSA.


Registration Prices:

  • Didactic Plus Hands-On Lab: $2,700* (Limit to 30 participants) 
  • Didactic and Lab Shadow Only: $999* (Limit to 30 participants) 
  • Didactic ONLY: $799* 
  • Residents/Fellows Didactic Plus Lab Shadow: $600* (Letter from Program Director Required)
  • Virtual Registration with Recording Access: $75

 *Includes one ticket to the social event

We gratefully acknowledge support from the following exhibitors:

Gold Level

Depuy Synthes

Silver Level

Sleep Source Alliance ENT



     KLS Martin


                     International Surgical Sleep Society



OSAS Faculty


Cancellation Policy:

Refunds - Should you need to change or cancel your course registration, fees will be 100% reimbursed up to sixty (60) days prior. Any cancellations made after this time will incur a 30% administrative fee. 


AdventHealth Tampa is accredited by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:

AdventHealth Tampa designates this Live In-Person Activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME is only available for physicians who attend the conference in-person. 

Access Presentations & Abstracts


Scott Magnuson, MD (USA)

Course Director


Director - Head & Neck Surgery

AdventHealth Orlando

Chief Medical Officer

AdventHealth Nicholson Center 

Filippo Montevecchi, MD (Italy)

Course Director


Staff Member, Department of Special Surgery

Head & Neck Surgery, Oral Surgery Unit

G. B. Morgagni – L. Pierantoni Hospital

Julia Crawford, BSc, MBBS, FRACS (Australia)

Course Director


Otolaryngology, Head & 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

Ahmed Yassin Bahgat, MD (Egypt)


Assistant Professor of ENT

Alexandria University 

Yassin Bahgat, MD (Egypt)


Emeritus Professor

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Alexandria University

Paul Hoff, MD, MS (USA)


Assistant Professor

Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

University of Michigan

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM (USA)


Director of Sleep,  Assistant Professor

ENT & Allergy Associates, New York

Richard Lewis, MBBS, FRACS (Australia)


Head & Neck Surgeon

Royal Perth Hospital 

Stanley YC Liu, MD, DDS (USA)


Associate Professor of Otolaryngology 

Stanford University School of Medicine

Stuart MacKay, BSc, MBBS, FRACS (Australia)


Clinical Professor

University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor

Health Sciences University of Adelaide

Joachim Maurer, MD (Germany)


Vice-Chairman Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Head & Neck Surgery and Head of Sleep Disorders Center

University Medicine Mannheim

Madeline Ravesloot, MD, PhD, MSc, Certified Somnologist (The Netherlands)


Department of Otorhinolaryngology 

OLVG West Amsterdam

Alan Schwartz, MD (USA)


ENT Professor, Sleep Disorders Program

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Maria Suurna, MD, FACS (USA)


Weill Cornell Medicine

Associate Professor

Director of Sleep Surgery

Eric Thuler, MD, PhD (Brazil)


Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery


Nico de Vries, MD, PhD (The Netherlands)


Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surery OLVG

West Amsterdam

Edward Weaver, MD, MPH (USA)


Chief of Sleep Surgery

University of Washington, School of Medicine

Tucker Woodson, MD (USA)


Professor, Chief of Sleep Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin



Day 1: Sun, Feb 27, 2022

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Registration & Breakfast
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Welcome, Introduction and Pretest Presentor: Dr. Vicini - Dr. Crawford - Dr. Magnuson
  • 08:30 - 09:45 Panel 1: Preoperative Evaluation Presentor: Office Exam - Dr. Thuler, PSG - Dr. Schwartz, DISE - Dr. Hoff, Panel - Moderator: Dr. Schwartz
  • 09:45 - 10:15 Break & Visit Exhibits
  • 10:15 - 12:30 Panel 2: How, When and Why I Do It? Presentor: Nasal Valve - Dr. Jacobowitz, Maxilla - Dr. Liu, Soft Palate - Dr. Vicini, Dr. Woodson, Dr. Weaver, Moderator: Dr. Thuler
  • 12:30-13:00 Lunch & Change for Lab
  • 13:00-17:00 Hands On Laboratory Experience Nasal & Palate Surgery Presentor: All Faculty
  • 17:00 Adjourn

Day 2: Mon, Feb 28, 2022

  • 07:30-08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00-09:40 Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Presentor: US Perspecitve – Dr. Suurna, Australian Perspective – Dr. MacKay, European Perspective – Dr. Maurer
  • 09:40-10:20 Transoral Robotic Surgery for OSAS Presentor: Dr. Montevecchi
  • 10:20-10:45 Break & Visit Exhibits
  • 10:20-12:30 Panel 3: How, When and, Why I Do It Presentor: Tongue Base Reduction RFA - Dr. A. Bahgat, Tongue Base Reduction SMILE - Dr. Lewis, Hyoid Suspension - Dr. Woodson, Hypoglossal Stimulation - Dr. Hoff, Skin-lined Tracheotomy - Dr. Surna, Moderator: Dr. Y. Bahgat
  • 12:30-13:00 Lunch & Change for Lab
  • 13:00-17:00 Hands On Laboratory Experience Tongue & Neck Surgery Presentor: All Faculty
  • 17:00 Adjourn

Day 3: Tue, Mar 01, 2022

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00-09:15 Panel 4: Non-Surgical Treatment Presentor: CPAP-Dr. Schwartz, Appliance-Dr. Liu, Positional-Dr. Ravesloot, Moderator: Dr. Jacobowitz
  • 09:15-09:45 What Does the Future Hold for OSAS? Presentor: Dr. Thuler
  • 09:45-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-11:00 Post Test and Closing Remarks Presentor: Dr. Vicini & Dr. Magnuson
  • 11:00 Adjourn


Marriott Autograph Collection, Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Marriott Autograph Collection, Bohemian Hotel Celebration

We love the Marriott Autograph Collection, Bohemian Hotel Celebration. It is located in the heart of the idyllic town of Celebration, walking distance to many shops and restaurants including Starbucks. The Nicholson Center is less than 5 minutes away. 

The AdventHealth rate is $185/nt.

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Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place Celebration, FL 34747


Complimentary parking is available on the right side of the facility.