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Inspiration by Integration 2024: A Practical Guide to Children’s Airway Health

Evti Airway Health
  • Expert Speakers: Learn from international experts in the fields of dentistry, orthodontics, otolaryngology, sleep surgery, paediatric sleep medicine, and myofunctional therapy.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and collaborative forums.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded healthcare professionals passionate about advancing children’s airway health.

Course Overview

Embark on a comprehensive exploration of the critical role of airway health in childhood development. This practical course equips healthcare professionals with essential skills for screening, referral, and team management of sleep and airway issues in children. Gain confidence in engaging with families and expect actionable insights that can be immediately applied in your daily practice.

Key Highlights

  • Understand Airway Health: Explore the consequences of poor sleep and airway health.
  • Screening Protocols: Identify early signs of airway and sleep issues.
  • Referral Pathways: Streamline referrals for optimal patient care based on individual risk factors.
  • Interdisciplinary Team Management: Understand a collaborative approach between dental professionals, ENT surgeons, myofunctional therapists, sleep physicians, and many more.
  • Unlock Missed Developmental Milestones: Explore interventions to restore airway form and function in adolescence and adulthood.
  • Hot Topics Spotlight: Gain new insights into tongue-ties, myofunctional therapy, and orthodontics based on scientific evidence.
  • Interactive Learning & Transformation: Engage in panel discussions and Q&A sessions to acquire knowledge and become a catalyst for change.

Tentative Schedule (This is a guide and may be subject to changes)

Tentative schedule

Speakers at An Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Children’s Airway Health

Dr Jeevanan Jahendran

Dr. Jeevanan Jahendran

ENT Specialist

Dr. Jeevanan Jahendran

Dr. Jahendran, a distinguished Otorhinolaryngologist, earned his Master’s degree from the National University of Malaysia in 2004.

From 2004 to 2011, he served as a Lecturer & Consultant ENT surgeon at the university’s teaching hospital.

Presently, he practices at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, where his focus has transitioned from nose-related conditions to sleep-related breathing disorders since 2016. Driven by a passion for airway health, he embraced airway orthodontics, evolving into a pioneer of an integrative approach to breathing and upper airway health.

Dr. Jahendran, a committed advocate of education, has not only excelled as a practitioner but also assumed leadership roles, including the presidency of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons. His influence extends to the formation of the College of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons under the Academy of Medicine Malaysia.

Dr. Jahendran’s organizational contributions include noteworthy events like the Inaugural Asean Sleep Congress in 2012, Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology in 2016, and the annual ENT Summit. Recently, he spearheaded the Integrative Airway Summit in 2022, with plans for another edition in 2025. His dedicated work centers on the integration of multiple specialties to promote airway health and functional breathing.
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Dr. Shereen Lim

General Dentist

Dr Shereen Lim

Dr. Shereen Lim is a dentist based in Perth, Western Australia, with a special interest in children's airway health. She obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Sleep Medicine from the University of Western Australia and has been actively involved in the team management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea since 2011.

Passionate about promoting healthy breathing and airway development from infancy, Dr. Lim authored the book “Breathe, Sleep, Thrive: Discover How Airway Health Can Unlock Your Child’s Greater Health, Learning, and Potential." This text explores the connections between airway health and overall well-being, offering valuable insights and early intervention strategies. It has gained international recognition from both peers and patients, solidifying her reputation as a thought leader in paediatric airway health.

Committed to advancing global professional awareness and integrative care to help more children breathe and sleep easier, Dr. Lim facilitates knowledge exchange through her Facebook group, Airway Health 4 Kids, which has over 5,000 members. She also organizes integrative airway conferences and presents internationally, demonstrating her dedication to empowering healthcare professionals.

In her private practice, Dr. Lim focuses on tongue-tie management, early orthodontics, and myofunctional therapy to optimize health and wellness.
Dr Stanley Liu

Dr. Stanley Liu

Sleep Surgeon (Maxillofacial & ENT)

Dr Stanley Liu

Dr. Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu (MD, DDS, FACS) completed dental and medical schools (2007) and a general surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery residency (2013) at UCSF.

During a decade-long tenure at Stanford Medical School (2013-2023), which included a fellowship year and faculty appointments, including associate professorship, Dr. Liu made numerous contributions to the advancement of sleep surgery. Together with his mentor Dr. Powell, they formally trained and cultivated a generation of sleep surgery fellows who have since established successful programs in both academic and private sectors. He published over 90 original studies and textbook chapters. These included updates to the original Stanford sleep surgery protocol, integrating cutting-edge techniques such as sleep endoscopy (DISE), maxillary expansion (DOME), and hypoglossal nerve stimulation (Inspire), while also refining established procedures like maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) through virtual surgical planning and customized implants.

In 2023, Dr. Liu delivered a keynote address at the World Sleep Congress in Rio, further solidifying his recognition as a thought leader in the field. This event showcased his expertise and leadership on a global sleep medicine stage.

In 2024, Dr. Liu assumed the role of Chair of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in South Florida. Guided by his core value, "Restoring sleep airway health is the gateway to wellness," he continues to drive innovation and integration to promote healthy sleep and overall wellness.
Dr Renata Nehme

Renata Nehme

Myofunctional Therapist

Renata Nehme, RDH, BSDH, COM®

Renata passionately served as a Registered Dental Hygienist for 10 years. With a passion for Myofunctional Therapy, she successfully operates an online practice, extending her expertise to patients in over 20 countries.

Renata earned her degrees from Armstrong Atlantic State University and Georgia Highlands University, and discovered her calling for the Myofunctional Therapy field during a 2016 continuing education class.

Drawing inspiration from Brazil's notable contributions to Myofunctional Therapy research, Renata, a former mouth breather, empathizes with those facing myofunctional disorders, fueling her dedication to airway-related health.

In 2021, she founded Airway Circle, uniting health professionals dedicated to dental and airway well-being.
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Dr. Jim Papadopolous

Pediatric Sleep Physician

Dr. Dimitrios Jim Papadopoulos

Dr Papadopoulos is one of Australia's leading sleep medicine physicians and is widely known for his work with sleep studies in children, and in particular children with developmental delay and disability, AD/HD, orthodontic problems, gastro-intestinal issues and need for CPAP therapy.

Dr Papadopoulos was admitted to FRACP in General Paediatrics in 2002. In 2003 he became the first prospectively accredited Level 2 Paediatric sleep physician in Australasia (highest possible level).

He then established the Paediatric Sleep Unit at St George Private Hospital (2003). This continues to be the only Private Hospital Paediatric Sleep Unit in NSW to offer ASA/NATA accredited Paediatric Sleep Laboratory services including diagnostic studies and CPAP. Our first-in-Sydney ASA / NATA accreditation for these services, including a commendation for our CPAP service, makes us unique amongst paediatric sleep laboratories in Sydney.

Dr Papadopoulos also established Australia’s first multidisciplinary Sleep Clinic for developmentally delayed children (2003), the adolescent sleep unit at St George Hospital (2008), and the first paediatric sleep clinic within the Department of Orthodontics at Sydney Dental Hospital (2008).

In July 2023, Dr Papadopoulos moved his main office to Seaforth Terrace, Millers Point. He now also sees patients and conducts paediatric sleep studies (age 0 to 18) here in the historic heart of the Sydney CBD , nestled between Barangaroo and the Rocks . This Heritage Listed Terrace of State S ign ificance has been meticulously restored and fitted out to provide a more home - like environment for children and families when they have their sleep studies , all without c ompromising on the health and safety requirements of a certified health facility (class 9a) building. To summarise, Dr Papadopoulos is a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales and at the University of Sydney, directs the Paediatric Sleep Di sorders Unit at St George Private hospital and Seaforth Terrace Millers Point , is a staff specialist sleep paediatrician in the South East Sydney Local Health District and an Honorary sleep paediatrician at St George Public Hospital.
Dr Nour Eldin Tarraf

Dr. Nour Tarraf

Orthodontist

Dr Nour Tarraf

BDS(Hons), MDSc(Hons), PhD, MOrth RCSEd, MRACDS (Ortho) Honorary lecturer, University of Sydney Department of Orthodontics Private practice Sydney, Australia

Nour finished his BDS at Cairo University with Honors in 2001 followed by an orthodontic residency at Cairo University.

He then moved to Sydney where he completed his master’s degree in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney in 2008 with Honors.

He works in private practice in Chatswood, Sydney and is involved in research and teaching at the University of Sydney. Nour has a special interest in invisible orthodontic techniques such as lingual orthodontics and Invisalign. He is the past president of the Australasian Society of Lingual Orthodontics.

He is also the first and only Australian to become a Titular member of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics and an Active member of the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics.

Among his special interests are the use of digital technology in orthodontics, early orthodontics and growth modification treatment and he recently completed a PhD on the application of skeletal anchorage in maxillary growth modification for growing children. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has number of scientific publications.

Who Should Attend

Healthcare professionals dedicated to integrative care for paediatric airway health, including:
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Dentists and Auxiliary Teams
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Oral Health Therapists and Dental Hygienists
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ENT and Maxillofacial Surgeons
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Myofunctional Therapists
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Orthodontists
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Sleep Physicians
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Paediatricians
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Speech Pathologists
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Occupational Therapists
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Manual Therapists
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Other allied healthcare providers with an interest in functional healthcare

This course is also ideal for those in sleep medicine for OSA with a keen interest in its developmental origins and precision management.

This course will offer 14CPD hours. A certificate of attendance will be issued after the event.

Join Us

Join us not just to acquire knowledge, but to also network, build collaborative teams, and be a part of integrative discussions to advance airway health for children.

Inspire. Integrate. Transform: Let’s Expand Children’s Airway and Sleep Health Together.

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Registration fees (inclusive of GST):

 
Super early bird
(by 18th Feb 2024)
Early bird
(19th Feb – 30th April 2024)
Regular
(from 1st May 2024)
Dentists/ Medical Practitioners
$1490
$1690
$1890
Other Allied Health Practitioners
$990
$1,190
$1,390

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FAQs

No, a virtual recording of the course will not be made available. The course is intentionally designed to be highly interactive, featuring engaging elements such as panel discussions, live Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities. We believe this format enhances the overall learning experience, providing participants with the chance to actively participate, ask questions in real-time, and connect with fellow attendees. We look forward to fostering a dynamic and collaborative learning environment for all participants.

Yes, absolutely! This course is designed to be accessible for individuals with limited prior knowledge. It will cover screening protocols and equip you with the necessary tools to understand and discuss treatment pathways with your patients effectively.  If you wish to enhance your learning, you may consider pre-reading the book Breathe, Sleep, Thrive by Dr Shereen Lim to enhance your understanding. 

For those with more advanced knowledge, the course offers a unique opportunity to benefit from cutting-edge insights shared by speakers from various disciplines. This diverse integration of knowledge not only enhances your understanding but also provides a chance to meet and engage with these experts through interactive sessions where you can ask questions directly. 

We welcome participants at all levels, and our goal is to ensure a valuable and enriching learning experience for everyone.

The course organiser has the right to modify content or cancel any portion of the meeting as needed or based upon speaker availability.

Cancellation refund requests must be submitted via email by Friday 2nd August 2024, and are subject to a $50 plus GST cancellation fee.   

Any cancellations after Friday 2nd August 2024 are non-refundable.

Registrations are transferrable to another colleague in the same professional category, but prior notice including new attendee details is required in writing prior to the event.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers, the organiser’s responsibility to participants will be limited to a full refund of registration fees.

Please refer to the following document provided by the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for accomodation options and special rates.

Accommodation – MCEC