To provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary curriculum that establishes a didactic & clinical foundation for the recognition & management of the deficient adult human airway. Although the focus will be on the adult patient, a general discussion of the developing child will be necessary to understand the genesis of the problem. Sleep disordered breathing is considered a symptom of the deficient airway and represents only one facet of the condition. As such, the management involves more than the use of a device. The provision of a physiologic solution versus a mechanical solution for a physiologic condition is optimal.
A multidisciplinary approach must be taken to both manage and understand the etiology of the deficient airway. This philosophy focuses on prevention and wellness versus merely providing disease management.
The participant will be a part of a sea-change in healthcare that fosters wellness in the public’s health.