6th Sleep Apnea Surgery Course

In Conjunction with Singapore Sleep Conference

3 - 5 August 2018 ( Friday - Sunday)



This is a course designed for ENT specialists and Doctors/Residents in training who have an interest in the medical and surgical management of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

It aims to give participants a balanced, up-to-date and comprehensive view of the management of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

The course spans three days and consists of a series of core lectures on the basics of OSA, with lectures on non-surgical and surgical techniques with hands-on fresh-frozen cadaveric dissections.  Participants will receive first-hand guidance from our panel of internationally renowned sleep apnea surgeons and local faculty with a wealth of experience in the surgical and medical treatment of patients with OSA.

The highlights of the course  - this is the only Sleep Apnea Surgery Course in Asia that provides the opportunity for participants to acquire hands-on learning on skeletal craniofacial surgical techniques for OSA. For those interested in innovative technology, for the first time, we will be demonstrating transoral robotic surgery using the Flex Robotic System for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, which is a highly maneuverable system that allows surgeons to access anatomically difficult parts of the upper airway, via a single access site with high definition visualization of surgical site.

This course is held in conjunction with the Singapore Sleep Conference.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Assess and evaluate patients with snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  2. Understand and formulate a rational non-surgical and surgical approach to patients with snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

  3. Properly counsel patients on short and long-term risks, benefits, success and cure of different approaches and techniques

  4. Understand the role of basic and advanced surgical techniques (nasal, palatal and hypopharyngeal surgeries) in the treatment of snoring and  Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  5. Properly select and perform safely the basic and advance sleep surgical techniques

  6. Manage patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea perioperatively

  7. Understand controversies in the surgical treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Course Directors

Dr. Toh Song Tar

Senior Consultant

Sleep Apnea Surgery Service
Department of Otolaryngology

Director, SGH Sleep Centre
Singapore General Hospital
Head, Singhealth Duke-NUS Sleep Centre

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Dr. Shaun Loh

Associate Consultant

Department of Otolaryngology
Singapore General Hospital
Dr. Phua Chu Qin

Associate Consultant

ENT Service
SengKang General Hospital

Foreign Faculty

Assoc. Prof Clemens Heiser

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Somnology
Head of Sleep Laboratory
Klinikum rechts der Isar
Technische Universität München
Munich, Germany

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Prof Nico De Vries

ENT Specialist
OLVG West,Hospital
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Dr. Vikas K. Agrawal


Specialty ENT Hospital
Mumbai, India

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Dr. Umamaheswar Duvvuri

Assistant Professor

Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh

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Dr. Clement Lin

Assistant Professor

Sleep Centre
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Taoyuan, Taiwan

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Dr. Srinivas Kishore

Ent Specialist
Star Hospitals
Hyderabad, India

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Assoc. Prof Shintaro Ciba

Director, Ota Memorial Sleep Center
Associate Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Jikei University School of Medicine

Dr. Wang Po-Fang

Attending Surgeon

Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery Department, Trauma Division and Craniofacial center
Taoyuan, Taiwan

Dr. Edmund Chan

Director of A.P.R.S. Aesthetic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor (honorary), Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Fellow, Chang Gung University, in Craniofacial Surgery
Trainer, Plastic Surgery Board, The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

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Local Faculty

Dr. Hsu Pon Poh
Chief & Senior Consultant, Assistant Chairman, Med Otorhinolaryngology
Changi General Hospital
Dr. Mark Hon Wah, Ignatius
Visiting Consultant
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT), National University Hospital
Clinical Lecturer
Department of Otolaryngology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Ascent Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group

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Dr. Chong Khai Beng
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr. Alvin Tan Kah Leong
Principal Staff Registrar
Deputy Director of Integrated Sleep Service
Co-Director CGH Sleep Laboratory

Dr. Mok Kan Hwei Paul
Senior Consultant and Medical Director
My ENT Specialist Clinic
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

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Dr. Terry Tan Soon Heng
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Service
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

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Dr. Han Hong Juan
Department of Otolaryngology
Singapore General Hospital

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Adj Asst Prof Soon Sue Rene
Ear Nose & Throat, Head & Neck Surgery
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr. Goh Yau Hong
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Ear Nose Throat, Head & Neck Surgery
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

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Dr. William Lim Tian Wei
Associate Consultant
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
National Dental Centre Singapore

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Dr. Crystal Cheong
Associate Consultant
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)
National University Hospital

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Dr. Lau Hung Tuan
Associate Consultant
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

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