In person registration: Sleep DownUnder 2021 QCH Paediatric short course- When ventilation gets challenging in children

In person 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 (places strictly limited due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, first come first served) 

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 short course is free those attending in person. 

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

Please be advised that following the move to a fully virtual meeting format the Sleep DownUnder 2021 program times are now advertised in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).


08:45-09:00 Welcome and introduction by Chairs Dr Moya Vandeleur & Dr Jasneek Chawla
09:00- 09:30  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 
09:30-10:00 The Sleep Physician’s Perspective Dr Lena Xiao, Resp & Sleep Physician- Toronto Sick Kids
10:00-10:30 The ENT Surgeon’s perspective Dr Hannah Burns, ENT Surgeon- QCH

10:30-11:00 Morning Tea Break

Unusual and challenging indications for respiratory support
Case Presentations 
11:00-11:15 OSA following Vagal Nerve Stimulator Insertion Dr Indra Narang, Sick Kids Toronto
11:15-11:30 Vocal Cord Palsy Dr David Kilner, QCH 
11:30-11:45 Cardiac Failure Dr Moya Vandeleur, RCH Melbourne 
Respiratory Support in Rett Syndrome
11:45-11:55  Family Perspective 
11:55-12:15 The Developmental Physician’s Perspective, Dr Honey Heussler, QCH 
12:15-12:50 The Sleep Physician’s Perspective, Dr Andrew Wilson, Perth Children’s 
12:50- 13:10 The Ethical Dilemma, Anne Preisz, Children’s Hospital Westmead

13:10-14:00 Lunch Break

Respiratory Support for Congenital Conditions affecting Respiratory Mechanics 
14:00-14:20   Roles of the Chest Wall and Diaphragm in Respiratory Mechanics, Dr Matthew Wong, Resp & Sleep Physician, Queensland Children’s Hospital
Case Presentations 
14:20-14:30 Skeletal Dysplasia, Dr David McNamara, Starship Hospital
14:30-14:40 Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Dr Jasneek Chawla, QCH
14:40-14:50 Pompe’s Disease, Dr Mimi Lu, Children’s Hospital Westmead
14:50-15:10 How do I Start a Patient on AVAPS? Dr Vishal Saadi, Sydney Children’s Hospital 

15:10-15:30 Afternoon Tea Break

Adapting Delivery of Respiratory Support Perioperatively: Working Around Surgical Hardware
15:30-15:50 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 
15:50- 16:30 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
16:30-16:50 Techniques in the treatment of severe scoliosis, Mr Athanasios Tsirikos, Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon, Clinical Lead for Scottish National Spine Deformity Centre, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh 
16:50-17:05 Practical Aspects – how to adapt NIV masks & headgear, Ms Megan Angliss, Sleep Clinical Nurse- Queensland Children’s Hospital 
17:05-17:25 Remote Monitoring of Ventilated Patients, Dr Ross Langley, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow 
17:25-17:30 Course close 

10/10/2021 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
Queensland Children's Hospital 501 Stanley Street SOUTH BRISBANE, QLD 4101 AUSTRALIA

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