A high-level interactive discussion between surgical leaders in the field of Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Drs. Stanley Liu, Maria Suuma, and Tapan Padhya, and the CEOs and technology developers of tools that enable us to diagnose and treat the disorder. Discussions will center around new developments in the diagnosis of OSA and the role Home Sleep Testing is playing in the future for assessing patients for possible neuromodulation. How physicians are incorporating DISE into their practice, and what recommendations about the best approach and possible pitfalls to avoid during that early learning curve. What have we learned so far in terms of effectiveness of neuromodulation as compared to other modalities from a morbidity and mortality perspective. Surgical pearls from our panelists that assist in patient selection and surgical technique perspective. And finally, expert opinions on where neuromodulation might be 10 years from now and how technology or surgical approach to implantation look in the future.
Participants that attend will be able to:
1. Describe how Home Sleep Testing may be utilized for assessing patients for possible neuromodulation.
2. List recommendations for incorporating DISE into a clinical practice.
3. Discuss future possibilities for technology or surgical approach as it relates to OSA.