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Inaugural Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Symposium (8 to 10 March 2019)

Forum for Healthcare Professionals


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8 March 2019 (Friday)

8.30am Welcome Address
8.45am Normal Sleep and Circadian Physiology in Children
Dr Sadasivam Suresh
9.15am The Snoring Child: Evaluation and Management
Assoc Prof Teoh Oon Hoe
9.45am OSA Management: ENT Surgical Options Beyond Adenotonsillectomy
Dr Chan Ching Yee
10.05am OSA Management: Dental / Maxillofacial Surgical Options
Dr Yow Mimi
10.25amQuestions and Answers
10.40amTea break
11.00am Polysomnography: Staging and Scoring
Dr Biju Thomas
11.30am Oximetry and Polysomnography: Interpretation
Dr Mahesh Babu Ramamurthy
12.00pm Parasomnias and Behavioural Sleep Problems in Children
Dr Petrina Wong
1.30pm The Sleepy Child: Assessment and Management
(Include Narcolepsy, RLS, PLMD)
Dr Sadasivam Suresh
2.05pm Sleep Related Hypoventilation
Dr Arun Pugalenthi
2.40pmTea break
3.00pm Hands-on Sessions:
Polysomnography Hook Up, Staging and Scoring.

(Include Demonstration of Pulse Oximeters and Polysomnography Devices)
Dr Suresh Sadasivam, Assoc Prof Teoh Oon Hoe, Dr Biju Thomas, Dr Arun Pugalenthi, Dr Petrina Wong and KKH Paediatric Sleep Technologists
5.00pmEnd of Programme

9 March 2019 (Saturday)

8.45am Welcome Address
9.00am Child with Chronic Cough: Evaluation and Management
Assoc Prof Anne Goh
9.30am The Wheezing Child: Evaluation and Management
Dr Arun Pugalenthi
10.00am ‘Difficult’ Asthma: Evaluation and Management
Dr Colin Wallis
10.30amTea break
11.00am Lung Function Tests (Spirometry, FeNO, DLCO, Plethysmography)
Dr Mahesh Babu Ramamurthy
11.30am Challenge Tests and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Assoc Prof Teoh Oon Hoe
12.00pm Paediatric Chest Imaging
Adj Assoc Prof Marielle Valerie Fortier
1.20pm Child with Chronic Wet Cough: Bronchiectasis
Dr Sadasivam Suresh
1.50pm Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
Dr Biju Thomas
2.20pm Cystic Fibrosis: Recent Advances
Dr Colin Wallis
2.50pmQuestions and Answers
3.10pmTea Break
3.30pm Immunology for the Pulmonologist
Dr Liew Woei Kang
4.00pm Respiratory Infections in Immunocompromised Children
Assoc Prof Chong Chia Yin
4.30pm Hands-on Sessions:
Spirometry, FeNO, Skin Prick Tests, Inhaler Devices and Nebulizers.

(Include Demonstration of Pulse Oximeters, NioxMINO, Common Inhaler Devices, Common Nebulizers and Environmental and Food Allergen Panels for Skin Prick Testing.)
Assoc Prof Teoh Oon Hoe, Prof Anne Goh, Dr Biju Thomas, Dr Arun Pugalenthi, Dr Petrina Wong, Dr Tan Yi Hua, KKH Paediatric Respiratory Technologists and Asthma Specialist Nurses
5.30pmEnd of Programme

10 March 2019 (Sunday)

8.45amWelcome Address
9.00am Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease (ChILD)
Dr Sadasivam Suresh
9.30am Chronic Neonatal Lung Disease
Dr Mahesh Babu Ramamurthy
10.00am Pulmonary Hypertension in Children: Evaluation and Management
Dr Sreekanthan Sundaraghavan
10.30amTea break
10.50am Aspiration Related Lung Disease: Evaluation and Management
Dr Michael Lim
11.05am Assessment of Swallowing Function: Role of Speech and Language Therapist, Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS)
Ms Goh Siew Li
11.20am Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Dr Annette Ang
11.35am Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Assessment and Management
Dr Christina Ong
11.50am Questions and Answers
12.00pm Airway Malacia: Evaluation and Management
Dr Colin Wallis
1.20pm Allergy for the Pulmonologist
Assoc Prof Anne Goh
1.50pm Complicated Pneumonias: Assessment and Management
Dr Teoh Oon Hoe
2.20pm Congenital Cystic Pulmonary Airway Malformations
Dr Colin Wallis
2.50pmTea Break
3.10pm Respiratory Problems in Children with Neuromuscular Disorders
Dr Petrina Wong
3.40pm Technology Dependent Children
Dr Sadasivam Suresh
4.15pm Hands-on Sessions:
Home Ventilators, Interfaces, Tracheostomy, Cough Assist Devices and other Chest Physiotherapy Adjuncts.

(Include Demonstration Of Home Ventilators, Interfaces (Masks), Tracheostomy Tubes, Cough Assist Devices and Commonly Used Chest Physiotherapy Adjunct Devices.)
Assoc Prof Teoh Oon Hoe, Assoc Prof Anne Goh, Dr Biju Thomas, Dr Arun Pugalenthi, Dr Petrina Wong, Dr Tan Yi Hua, KKH Paediatric Respiratory Technologists, Home Care Nurses, Respiratory Physiotherapists and Respiratory Therapists.
5.15pmEnd of Programme