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.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the upper airway from an obstructive sleep apnea perspective.
  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Discuss the role of surgery in pediatric OSA.

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


AdventHealth is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AdventHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of

  •  Live Didactic 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  
  • Hands-On Lab 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Each physician should only claim only those hours of credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AdventHealth is committed to making our activities accessible to all individuals. If you have a disability, please submit a description of your needs, along with your registration, to ensure that you will be able to participate in the activity.

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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 Jacobwitz, 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

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 25, 2018

  • 7:00-7:30 Breakfast, Registration & Visit Exhibits
  • 7:30-7:45 Welcome and Overview
  • 7:45-8:15 Sleep Studies: What the Surgeon Needs to Know
  • 8:15-8:45 Upper Airway Surgical Evaluation
  • 8:45-9:15 The Role of Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE)
  • 9:15-10:00 Panel Discussion About OSAS Diagnosis/ Work Up
  • 10:00-10:30 Morning Break & Visit Exhibits
  • 10:30-11:00 Nasal Surgery for OSA
  • 11:00-11:45 Palatopharyngoplasty Techniques
  • 11:45-12:30 Common Modifications to Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
  • 12:30-13:15 Lunch & Visit Exhibits
  • 13:15-17:00 Hands-On Lab Experience: Nasal Approaches (Inferior Tubinoplasty, Nasal Valve Surgery), Surgical Approaches to the Soft Palate, Transpalatal Advancement

Day 2: Mon, Feb 26, 2018

  • 7:00-7:30 Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
  • 7:30-8:00 Beyond Adenotonsillectomy: Treatment Options in Pediatric OSA
  • 8:00-8:30 Minimally Invasive Options for Snoring and Mild OSA
  • 8:30-9:00 Maxillomandibular Advancement
  • 9:00-10:00 Case Presentation and Panel Discussion: What Surgery and When
  • 10:00-10:30 Morning Break & Visit Exhibits
  • 10:30-11:00 Hyoid Suspension Techniques
  • 11:00-11:45 Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation
  • 11:45-12:30 Surgical Treatment of the Tongue
  • 12:30-13:15 Lunch & Visit Exhibits
  • 13:15-17:00 Hands-On Lab Experience: Surgical Approaches to the Base of Tongue, Hypoglossal Nerve Dissection, Hyoid Suspension

Day 3: Tue, Feb 27, 2018

  • 7:00-7:30 Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
  • 7:30-8:00 Case Presentation and Panel Discussion: Complications and How I Dealt with Them
  • 8:30-9:30 Case Presentation and Panel Discussion: Management of Complications
  • 10:00-10:30 Morning Break & Visit Exhibits
  • 10:30-12:00 TORS for OSA: Literature Review and Personal Experience
  • 12:00-12:30 Positional Therapy in the Treatment of OSA
  • 12:30-13:00 Oral Appliances in OSA
  • 13:00 Closing Remarks and Lunch


Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

700 Bloom Street

Celebration, FL 34747



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Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

Celebration Health Location
404 Celebration Place
Celebration, FL 34747

Two parking lots are available on either side of the facility.