About this event

  • Date and time Wed 28 Apr 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

In this Advances in webinar, Mr Ashraf Messiah will guide attendees through the multi-disciplinary management of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. He will focus on the role of orthognathic surgery and address the unique surgical challenges encountered in this patient group. Illustrative cases will be presented and the session concludes with Mr Messiah answering questions from the audience. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnoea 
  • Know how to assess, diagnose and treatment plan patients with obstructive sleep apnoea 
  • Describe the evidence base for the non-surgical and surgical treatment options for obstructive sleep apnoea 
  • Understand the utility of virtual surgical planning in these patients 
  • List the key principles of maxillary/mandibular advancement in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea  

The RSM Oral and Maxillofacial Section Advances In webinar series is presented by international experts in their field. This webinar has CPD accreditation. 

We would like to thank our sponsors iMakr and Stryker for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit(s) per webinar of this series will be issued to those joining the webinars live. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety. 

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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. 

Key speakers

Mr Ashraf Messiah

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial and Facial Deformity Surgeon, St George's Hospital, University of London

Speaker's biography

Mr Messiha has qualifications in Medicine and Dentistry. This was followed by General Surgical training before returning to the London Deanery Higher Surgical Training program in Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery at St George’s Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital (Imperial), Kent and Canterbury University Hospital, Queen Victoria Hospital (East Grinstead), and the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Ash was awarded the Intercollegiate Specialty Board FRCS in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and pursued his interest subject in Facial Deformity. He has written several book chapters as well as various publications. He travelled extensively and lectured in Malta, Brazil, Turkey as well as the UK. He was appointed in a substantive Consultant position at Northwick Park Hospital and St Mary’s London University Hospital and subsequently joined the team at St George’s Hospital, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals. He is a core member of the Cranio-Orbito-Facial deformity Multidisciplinary Team as well as the Joint Orthognathic team. Ash is a Council Member of the Royal Society of Medicine and has an active role as the Educational Lead for Pan London Oral and Maxillofacial Faculty at the London Deanery. He has an active interest in TMJ surgery, OSAS, Orthognathic surgery and facial reanimation.


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Mehmet Manisali, President, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Mr Andrew Hobkirk, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Clinical Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Advances in the surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea

Mr Ashraf Messiah, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial and Facial Deformity Surgeon, St George's Hospital, University of London

Question and answer session
Close of meeting




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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. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain 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.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on 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. 

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