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. Ten hours of cadaver dissection is available with hands-on faculty instruction. Faculty led clinical case discussions will consolidate the 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


  • 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
  • Resident/Fellow Didactic Plus Lab Shadow: $500
  • All Residents/Fellows must have a letter from Program Director


FMA logoAdventHealth 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

Paul Hoff, MS, MD (USA)

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

Stacey Ishman, MD, MPH (USA)

Surgical Director, Upper Airway Center - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD (USA)

Co-Director of Sleep - ENT and Allergy Associates - New York, NY

Alan Schwartz, MD (USA)

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

Edward Weaver, MD, MPH (USA)

Chief of Sleep Surgery - UW Medicine - Seattle, WA

Tucker Woodson, MD (USA)

Professor and Chief of Sleep Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI

Yassin Bahgat, MD, MSCH (Egypt)

Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Alexandria University

Eric Thuler, MBBS, MOTH (Brazil)

Owner at NOA - Núcleo de Otorrinolaringologia Avançado - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Richard Lewis, MD (Australia )

Head & Neck Surgeon - Royal Perth Hospital - Perth, Australia

Song Tar Toh, MD (Singapore)

Head, Singhealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre
Chief, Sleep Apnea Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital
Adjunct Associate Professor, National University of Singapore


* Agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: Sun, Feb 24, 2019

  • 7:00 - 8:00 Registration, Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
  • 8:00 - 8:30 Welcome and Introduction
  • 8:30 - 9:30 Preoperative Evaluation
  • 9:30-10:30 Breakout Session 1: Preoperative Evaluation
  • 10:30 - 10:50 Break
  • 10:50 - 12:30 Panel: How, Why and When I do it?
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Change for Lab & Lunch
  • 13:00 - 17:00 Lab: Nasal and Palate Surgery

Day 2: Mon, Feb 25, 2019

  • 7:30-8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:45 Pediatric OSA: Patient Evaluation and Treatment Decision Making
  • 8:45 - 9:30 Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Treatmeant of Mild to Moderate OSAS
  • 9:30 - 10:15 Transoral Robotic Surgery for OSAS
  • 10:15 - 10:45 Break
  • 10:45 - 12:30 Panel: How, Why and When I do it?
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Change for Lab & Lunch
  • 13:00 - 17:00 Tongue and Neck Surgery
  • 18:30-23:00 Optional Social Event - Additional Registration Required

Day 3: Tue, Feb 26, 2019

  • 7:30-8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 9:00 Non-surgical Treatment
  • 9:00 - 10:00 Break Out Session: Putting it All Together
  • 10:00 - 10:20 Break
  • 10:20 - 11:30 Break Out Session: Putting it All Together
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Closing Remarks


Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

700 Bloom Street

Celebration, FL 34747


Hotel Rate: $189/night

*Hotel conference rate can only be honored when registering through our portal


Hotel Rate includes transportation to and from hotel & Nicholson Center, as well as transportation to and from social event.

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Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place
Celebration, FL 34747

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