Advanced Surgical Techniques for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Date & Location
Friday, September 14, 2018, 7:30 AM - Saturday, September 15, 2018, 5:00 PM, St. Louis, MO

Hands-On Cadaver Workshop

  1. Review and discuss the mechanical and anatomical factors in various levels of the upper airway which contribute to airway collapse in OSA, and evaluate relevant surgical intervention
  2. Discuss and perform procedures to include lateral expansion pharyngoplasty, transpalatal advancement, hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation, glossectomy, genioglossus advancement, tongue and hyoid suspension, tongue base ablation, and nasal valve surgery. Transoral robotic surgery will also be discussed.
  3. Discuss proper patient selection, indications and contraindications, complications and expected outcomes of each presented procedure
  4. Describe and understand the role of oral appliances in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing, and gain hands-on experience demonstrating the fabrication and fitting of oral appliances under the guidance of our expert faculty


To register for this hands-on cadaver lab please click on the link below to be taken to the PASE Lab registration site:

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Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide Other learner certificates (for NPs, nurses, and other types of learners).  The certificate will state that the activity was designated for 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Follow your board's requirements for reciprocal CE credits.

American Academy of Physician Asssitants:  AAPA

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.  PAs may receive a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.