About this event

  • Date and time Fri 29 Jan 2021 from 9:15am to 5:15pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Comparative Medicine

Join this live stream as we discuss the parallels between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in humans and brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS), including developments that are translatable across species.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about comparative medical aspects of upper airway obstruction and its impact on sleep and health. Internationally recognised experts in OSA and BOAS will share and discuss pathophysiology, treatment, new developments and the role of parents and pet owners in recognizing and managing OSA and BOAS.

During this session, you'll be able to:

  • Learn about the similarities and differences in the pathophysiology of BOAS in animals and OSA in children and adults
  • Learn about developments in diagnosis and treatment - are there any translatable lessons across species?
  • Explore areas for future collaboration across medicine and veterinary medicine, in keeping with One Health
  • Consider opportunities for collaborative working to improve awareness of BOAS and OSA in non-specialist vets and doctors, in parents, pet owners and the general public
  • Discuss ethical considerations around treatment and quality of life in a range of patients who cannot speak for themselves (animals and young children)

We'll also look to improve your awareness of the impact of even mild upper airway obstruction on sleep and wellbeing across species and to catalyse collaboration across medicine and veterinary medicine to improve standards of care and to develop comparative medical research in the field of BOAS and OSA.

To book to attend the event in London, click here.

A CPD certificate with 6 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 28 January 2021.

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Key speakers

Sean Wensley

Sean Wensley BVSc MSc FRCVS

Sean Wensley is Senior Veterinary Surgeon for Communication and Education at the UK veterinary charity, PDSA. He qualified from Liverpool University and holds a Masters degree from Edinburgh University in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare.

Speaker's biography

Sean has contributed to animal welfare and conservation projects on five continents. He is an Honorary Lecturer in Animal Welfare at the University of Nottingham and a Guest Lecturer in Animal Welfare at Queen’s University Belfast. He chairs the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) Animal Welfare Working Group and was President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) from 2015 - 2016. In 2017 Sean received the inaugural World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Animal Welfare Award for Europe.

Jane Ladlow

Head of Soft Tissue Surgery, Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford

Dr Rowena Packer

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Future Leader Research Fellow, Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Dr Catherine McDougall

Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

Agenda

View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Session one

Introduction

Chair: Dr Martha Julie Bower, President, Comparative Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

One health approaches to preventing the preventable

Dr Sean Wensley, Senior Veterinary Surgeon, Communication and Education, People's Dispensary for Sick Animals

Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome, introduction and disease recognition

Dr Jane Ladlow, Head of Soft Tissue Surgery, Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Title talk TBC

Dr Renata Riha, Consultant, Sleep and Respiratory Medicine,
Honorary Reader University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Perioperative management of brachycephalic dogs

Sarah Gibson, Clinical Veterinary Anaesthetist, Davies Veterinary Specialists

Panel discussion
Lunch (Annual general meeting for RSM members only)

Session two

Chair: Dr Felicity Vidya Mehendale, Plastic Reconstructive and Cleft Surgeon, Global Cleft Lip and Palate Research Programme, Global Health Research Centre, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh

Introduction
Lessons from obstructive sleep apnoea in children

Dr Catherine McDougall, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

Carer perceptions of respiratory health in brachycephalic dogs

Dr Rowena Packer, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Future Leader Research Fellow, Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Tea and coffee break
Panel discussion and next steps

Chair: Dr Felicity Vidya Mehendale, Plastic Reconstructive and Cleft Surgeon, Global Cleft Lip and Palate Research Programme, Global Health Research Centre, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh

Concluding remarks
Close of meeting

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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