Virtual attendee: Sleep DownUnder 2021 QCH Paediatric Short Course

Virtual attendee registration page. When ventilation gets challenging in children


 This short course will address challenging aspects of ventilatory support in paediatric patients. It will discuss practical considerations, approach to management when ventilation is difficult and considerations when using ventilatory support in children with life-limiting conditions, including the additional ethical challenges that can arise in this situation.

 Join this course in person at Queensland Children’s Hospital or online via Zoom (not the main virtual conference platform). Note that you need to register separately for this course via the ASA website. You can’t register through the main conference registration system.

Sessions will be presented by experts in this field, with speakers from both local and overseas centres. Challenging cases will be presented to facilitate discussion and to highlight situations where ventilation may be considered to improve stability and quality of life. 

Target Audience 
This course is intended for paediatricians, sleep medicine clinicians, sleep scientists and technicians, clinical nurses, fellows, junior doctors and students involved in the management of paediatric sleep patients that require ventilatory support. 

This course is AUD$150 for ASA and ANZSSA members AUD$75 for ASA students. Non members registration fee AUD$250.
If you are an ANZSSA member, please contact ASA for your member discount.

To register, login with your ASA member details or create a profile (non-members)

Please note if you are joining the virtual meeting the start time will be 9:45am (AEDT).


09:45-10:00 Welcome and introduction by Chairs Dr Moya Vandeleur & Dr Jasneek Chawla
10:00- 10:30 Scoring Events in Patients on Respiratory Support: The Need for Guidance, Anne-Marie Adams, Sleep Scientist, The Royal Children’s Hospital,Melbourne
The Role of Sleep Monitoring in Tracheostomy Decannulation 
10:30-11:00 The Sleep Physician’s Perspective, Dr Lena Xiao, Resp & Sleep Physician- Toronto Sick Kids
11:00-11:30 The ENT Surgeon’s perspective, Dr Hannah Burns, ENT Surgeon- QCH

11:30-12:00 Morning Tea Break

Unusual and challenging indications for respiratory support
Case Presentations 
OSA following Vagal Nerve Stimulator Insertion, Dr Indra Narang, Sick Kids Toronto
Vocal Cord Palsy, Dr David Kilner, QCH 
Cardiac Failure, Dr Moya Vandeleur, RCH Melbourne 

Respiratory Support in Rett Syndrome
Family Perspective 
The Developmental Physician’s Perspective, Dr Honey Heussler, QCH 
The Sleep Physician’s Perspective, Dr Andrew Wilson, Perth Children’s 
12:50- 13:10
"If we knew then what we know now…?"Some ethical reflections on shared-decision making and respiratory technologies for children Anne Preisz, Children’s Hospital Westmead

14:10-15:00 Lunch Break

Respiratory Support for Congenital Conditions affecting Respiratory Mechanics 
15:00-15:20 Roles of the Chest Wall and Diaphragm in Respiratory Mechanics,  Dr Matthew Wong, Resp & Sleep Physician, Queensland Children’s Hospital
Case Presentations 
15:20-15:30 Skeletal Dysplasia, Dr David McNamara, Starship Hospital
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Dr Jasneek Chawla, QCH
Pompe’s Disease, Dr Mimi Lu, Children’s Hospital Westmead
How do I Start a Patient on AVAPS? Dr Vishal Saadi, Sydney Children’s Hospital 

16:10-16:30 Afternoon Tea Break

Adapting Delivery of Respiratory Support Perioperatively: Working Around Surgical Hardware
16:30-16:50 Craniofacial Surgery- why we don’t want CPAP/NIV post-op
Dr Yun Phua, Craniofacial Surgeon- Queensland Children’s Hospital
Pre-operative evaluation of Spinal Surgery Patients 
16:50- 17:30 Why am I seeing a sleep and breathing doctor, when it’s my spine that’s being fixed?Dr Don Urquhart, Resp & Sleep Physician, Royal Hospital for Sick  Children Edinburgh
17:30-17:50 Techniques in the treatment of severe scoliosis, The Spinal Surgeon’s Perspective, Mr Athanasios Tsirikos, Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon, Clinical Lead for Scottish National Spine Deformity Centre, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
17:50-18:05 Practical Aspects – how to adapt NIV masks & headgear, Ms Megan Angliss, Sleep Clinical Nurse- Queensland Children’s Hospital 
18:05-18:25 Remote Monitoring of Ventilated Patients, Dr Ross Langley, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow 
18:25-18:30 Course close 

10/10/2021 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM
E. Australia Standard Time

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