Please note the program is subject to change.



08.45-09.00 Introduction  

Unravelling the mystery of sleep - sleep physiology and

control mechanisms

Prof. Peter Catcheside
09.30-10.00 Approach to a patient with disordered sleep Dr. James Douglas
10.00-10.30 Morning Tea  
10.30-11.00 Clinical tools and tests in sleep medicine A/Prof. Garun Hamilton

Intraoral signs and symptoms associated with sleep


Dr. Leon Kitipornchai

Obstructive sleep apnoea - pathophysiology and

clinical manifestations

Prof. Doug McEvoy

Why and how to treat OSA (everything except surgery

and OAT)?

Dr. James Douglas
12.30-13.15 Lunch  

Personalised treatment for OSA - the role of phenotyping

Dr. Danny Eckert
13.45-14.15 Health outcomes of oral appliance therapy A/Prof. Marie Marklund

Upper airway surgery in snoring and OSA - who, when

and how?

Dr. Eng Ooi
15.00-15.30 Afternoon Tea  

Residual sleep symptoms after successful OAT -

investigations and management

Dr. Brendon Yee

What to do when OAT is only partially successful -

the important role of combination treatment

Dr. Darren Mansfield

How does insomnia and circadian rhythm disorder affect

OSA treatment?

Prof. Leon Lack



Thursday 18 OCTOBER 2018

08.30-09.00 Which group of patients will have good outcomes with MAS - can we predict success? Dr. Bradley Edwards
09.00-10.00 Oral appliance therapy - all the clinical steps Harry Ball, Rob Shea & Andrew Gikas
10.00-10.30 Morning Tea  
10.30-12.30 Oral appliance therapy - all the clinical steps (continued) Harry Ball, Rob Shea & Andrew Gikas


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13.15-14.00 Managing side-effects of oral appliances for OSA - a key to success A/Prof. Marie Marklund
14.00-14.30 Organising and interpreting the sleep study and how the results inform treatment

Dr. Linda Schacter

14.30-15.00 Oral appliances for sleep apnoea - what does future behold? A/Prof. Marie Marklund
15.00-15.30 Afternoon Tea  
15.30-16.15 Bruxism/TMD and oral appliances A/Prof. Ramesh Balasubramaniam
16.15-17.00 How can we standardise the practise of dental sleep medicine?

Panel incl. Ramesh Balasubramaniam &

Marie Marklund



08.30-10.00 Complex case discussions (diagnosis and treatment) with expert panel

Dr. Harry Ball,

Dr. Rob Shea & Dr. Andrew Gikas

10.00-10.30 Morning Tea  
10.30-11.00 Sleep apnoea and motor vehicle license - what are your responsibilities? Dr. Mark Howard
11.00-11.45 Establishing a titration protocol Assoc. Prof. Christopher Pantin       
11.45-12.30 The importance and development of the dentist/sleep physician collaboration Dr. Harry Ball & Dr. David Cunnington
12.30-13.30 Lunch and Networking  
13.30-14.30 Effective patient communication for oral appliance therapy

Dr. Mark Levi &

Dr. Harry Ball

14.30-15.00 Paediatrics and orthodontic therapy for OSA Joe Ngiam
15.00-15.30 Afternoon Tea  
15.30-16.15 Bite changes: Fact and fiction Dr. Sam Talpis & Dr. Ken Lee
16.15-17.00 Oral appliance therapy: State of the art Prof. Peter Cistulli

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