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:

  • Understand how to evaluate the upper airway from an obstructive sleep apnea perspective
  • Understand 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


Access Presentations & Abstracts


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

Nico de Vries, MD, PhD (Netherlands)

Head of ENT - Saint Lucas Andreas Hospital; Amsterdam, 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



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Directions & Parking

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center

Celebration Health Location
404 Celebration Place
Celebration, FL 34747

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