About this event

  • Date and time Wed 7 Jun 2023 from 8:30am to 5:45pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Odontology

The Sleep Symposium will bring together a multidisciplinary range of specialists to address the patient with underlying sleep disorders.

The meeting will commence with a focus on diagnosis and therapy of sleep apnoea, followed by non-respiratory topics covering clinical hypersomnias and the treatment of insomnia. By the end of the meeting attendees will have been updated and introduced to the standard of care on the latest use of oral appliance therapies. The meeting will also cover the delivery of the NHS England ‘Optimal Sleep Pathway’.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an update on the national and international treatment guidelines of obstructive sleep apnoea, identification of respiratory and multidisciplinary aspects of patients with sleep disorders and exploring the pathway delivery of NHS England optimal sleep pathway.

Benefits of attending

  • Learn about the standard diagnostics and therapeutics of obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Know the current guidelines on non-CPAP therapies
  • Find out about the new NHS England ‘Optimal Sleep Pathway’
  • Understand the multidisciplinary nature of patients with sleep disorders
  • Hear the latest update on treatment with oral appliance therapies    


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Early bird pricing available until 26 April 2023.


RSM Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £44.00

Key speakers

Professor Olivier Vanderveken

Ear, Nose, and Throat and Head and Neck Surgeon, Antwerp University Hospital

Dr Edward Sall

Otolaryngologists, Community Memorial Hospital-Hamilton and Upstate University Hospital

Professor Joerg Steier

Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, King's College London


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Non CPAP therapies - ERS guidelines

Professor Joerg Steier, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Lane Fox Unit, and British Sleep Society

Beyond the AHI – the rise of the hypoxic burden…

Professor Ali Azarbazin, Lead Investigator, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

“Nasal obstruction and its role in Oral Appliance Therapy: Preliminary results of the SOS” Study

Dr Edward Sall, Otolaryngologists, Community Memorial Hospital-Hamilton and Upstate University Hospital

Sleepio - progress in insomnia management

Dr Dimitri Gavriloff,  Senior Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Course Tutor, Sleep Medicine, University of Oxford

Panel discussion

Transformation of sleep services, NICE and NHS-England

Dr Sophie West, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Lead, Newcastle Regional Sleep Service, Dr Allie Hare, Consultant Physician, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital and Dr Martin Allen, Consultant Physician, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Fillling the gap: providing MAD in severe OSA – the FLOSAT Study

Professor Olivier Vanderveken, Ear, Nose, and Throat and Head and Neck Surgeon, Antwerp University Hospital

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Reflections on 32 years of Airway Centric Dentistry

Dr Michael Gelb, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction and Sleep Specialist

HNS – results of the first NHS trial

Dr Yakubu Karagama, Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant and Laryngologist, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Closing remarks


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Tuesday 6 June 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

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

Domus reception

While you’re attending this event

Stay in the comfort of our hotel, Domus Medica, or hire one of our private dining rooms to socialise with your peers.

RSM members enjoy access to our enviable club facilities. For more information, please contact our team at domus@rsm.ac.uk or restaurant@rsm.ac.uk.

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