ERS and ATS Joint Webinar
12 February, 2024 | Online
Chair: Prof. Dr. Refika Hamutcu Ersu (Ottawa, Canada), Prof. Dr. Stijn Verhulst (Antwerpen, Belgium)
Speakers: Prof. Dr. Athanasios G. Kaditis (Athens, Greece), Dr. Ignacio Tapia (Philadelphia, United States), Prof. Dr. An Boudewyns (Edegem (Antwerp), Belgium)
Fees: Free for ERS members and non-members
Although our understanding of obstructive sleep apnoea in children improved over the last decade, there is still limited information regarding children younger than 2 years of age. For example, definition of OSAS in the first 2 years of life should probably differ from that applied in persons older than 2 years as obstructive and central sleep apnoeas decline in frequency during infancy in otherwise healthy subjects and those with symptoms of upper airway obstruction. The combination of dynamic and fixed upper airway obstruction may pose a challenge for treatment and Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy may be more useful in this age group to select the most appropriate surgical intervention. For young children who are not candidates for airway surgery, nasopharyngeal airway insertion, low flow oxygen, high flow nasal cannula and positive airway pressure can be considered for treatment. However, these treatment modalities also pose challenges. This webinar will focus on these important topics.
This webinar will include three lectures of 45 minutes followed by 15 minutes of discussion facilitated by the chairs.
Following this webinar, participants will be able to: