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. 



  • 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: $2,600 (Limit to 30 participants) 
  • Didactic and Lab Shadow ONLY - $899 (Limit to 30 participants) 
  • Didactic ONLY- $699 
  • 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 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  

Each physician should only claim 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 (USA)

Course Director

Director - Head & Neck Surgery, AdventHealth Celebration

Chief Medical Officer - AdventHealth Nicholson Center - 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, BSc, MBBS, FRACS (Australia)

Course Director

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

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) (USA)

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

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM (USA)

Director of Sleep,  Assistant Professor

ENT & Allergy Associates – New York, 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

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

Paul Hoff, MS, MD (USA)

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

Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu MD, DDS (USA)

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology 

Co-Director, Sleep Surgery Fellowship

Stanford University School of Medicine - Stanford, California

Stuart MacKay, BSc, MBBS, FRAC (Australia)

Clinical Professor

University of Wollongong Graduate School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor

Health Sciences University of Adelaide



Day 1: Sun, Feb 23, 2020

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Registration & Breakfast
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Welcome & Introduction Presentor: Dr. Magnuson & Dr. Vicini
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Panel 1: Preoperative Evaluation Presentor: Office Exam - Dr. Thuler, PSG - Dr. Schwartz, DISE - Dr. Hoff, Panel - Moderator: Dr. Schwartz
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakout Session 1: Preoperative Evaluation Presentor: Dr. Hoff
  • 10:30 - 10:50 Break & Visit Exibits
  • 10:50 - 12:30 Panel 2: How, When and Why I Do It? Presentor: Nasal Valve - Dr. Jacobowitz, Hard Palate - Dr. Liu, Soft Palate - Dr. Montevecchi, Dr. Woodson, Dr. Mackay, Moderator: Dr. Crawford
  • 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 24, 2020

  • 07:30-08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00-08:45 Pediatric OSA: Patient Evaluation and Treatment Decision Making Presentor: Dr. Ishman
  • 08:45-09:30 Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Mild to Moderate OSAS Presentor: Dr. Mauver
  • 09:30-10:15 Transoral Robotic Surgery for OSAS Presentor: Dr. Vicini
  • 10:15-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:30 Panel 3: How When and Why I Do It Presentor: Dr. Mackay, Dr. Weaver, Dr. Liu, Dr. Montevecchi, Moderator: Dr. Bahgat
  • 12:30-13:00 Lunch & Change for Lab
  • 13:00-17:00 Hands On Laboratory Experience Tongue & Neck Surgery (All Faculty)
  • 17:00 Adjourn

Day 3: Tue, Feb 25, 2020

  • 07:30-08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00-09:00 Panel 4: Non-Surgical Treatment Presentor: CPAP-Dr. Schwartz, Appliance-Dr. Liu, Positional-Dr. Thuler, Questions-Panel, Moderator: Dr. Jacobowitz
  • 09:00-10:00 Breakout Session 2: Putting It All Together Presentor: Dr. Weaver
  • 10:00-10:20 Break
  • 10:20-11:30 Breakout Session 3: Putting It All Together Presentor: Dr. Magnuson
  • 11:30-12:00 Closing Remarks Presentor: Dr. Magnuson & Dr. Vicini
  • 12:00 Adjourn & To Go Boxes Available


Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

700 Bloom Street

Celebration, FL 34747


Directions & Parking

AdevntHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place Celebration, FL 34747

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