Respiratory Health and Sleep Science Conference

Respiratory Health and Sleep Science Conference

State of the art mini sessions with discussion (1:30 – 4:30 pm)

  1. Dr. Ron Cridland: The Comprehensive Sleep Program
  2. Dr. David Wensley: Children and sleep disorder breathing
  3. Dr. Avi Minhas: Non Pharmacological Approach to Insomnia
  4. Dr. Alan Hoffman: Nocturnal Leg Movement Disorders
  5. Dr. Richard Smyth: Surgery and Sleep Disorders
  6. Dr. Wayne Halstrom: Oral Appliance Therapy in Sleep Medicine

In this session attendees will have an opportunity to listen to experts present a variety of topics. These topics will be presented followed by an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions. This unique forum is intended to help the multidisciplinary attendees improve their understanding of sleep medicine for the entire spectrum of sleep disorders.

Afternoon Lecture (3 Hours) Dental Sleep Medicine, The Basics

  • Routine Screening in the Dental Office
    • Bruxism & Sleep Apnea
    • Health History Update
    • Screening Tools
  • Review of Treatment Options
  • Mandibular Advancement
    • Airway Issues
    • TMJ Issues
  • Side Effects
    • TMD
    • Bite Change
    • Tooth Movement
    • Informed Consent
  • Oral Appliance Designs and Selection
    • Technical Issues
    • Patient Comfort Issues
    • Appliance Variations
    • Long Term versus Short Term Performance & Value
  • The Patient Consult Appointment
  • Dental Procedures
  • Patient Education
    • The First Few Weeks
    • Titration Phase
    • Appliance Management

State of the art pressure treatment in sleep disorder breathing, Vendor Presentations

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

In this session Christen Oram a Register Respiratory Therapy and Register Polysomnographic Technologist will present Fisher & Paykel healthcare as a known leader in humidification that offers innovative sleep therapy products. This Fisher and Paykel technology session will focus on a new breathing algorithm on their auto CPAP machines; described by users as one of the best advances in CPAP technology. SensAwake technology will be introduced, showing how it can provide pressure relief when the patient needs it most. Fisher & Paykels range of interfaces will also be presented. An interactive mask demonstration and fitting clinic, outlining the features and benefits of the Fisher & Paykel interfaces will also be offered.

Fisher and Paykel Christen Oram, RRT, RPSGT
Sales Representative
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Inc

Philips Home Healthcare Solutions

We will present PHILIPS new innovative CPAP platform known as the PRI System One. I will discuss in detail the 5 features of this platform which includes:

  1. System One Humidity Control and Dry Box Technology
    Better humidification management to prevent rainout and water damage
  2. System One Resistance Control
    Optimized pressure delivery, no matter which mask is used
  3. Advanced Event Detection
    Identification of complicated and changing conditions that may indicate
  4. alternative therapy
  5. Flex Family Technologies
    Improved patient comfort with proven pressure relief
  6. Encore data management and reporting
    Intelligent patient management for improved compliance

Liz McLeod RRT, CAE
BC Account Manager and Sleep Consultant
Philips Home Healthcare Solutions
1010 Murry Ridge Lane
Murrysville, PA 15668
Customer Service Phone 1 800 345 6443
Cellular Phone 778 878 9397


In this session, ResMed will be presenting the new S9 platform. The ResMed S9 is the most advanced sleep therapy system available today, delivering more features, more comfort and more compliance than ever before. During this session, you will learn about the features and tools that make therapy easier for your patients.

Shawn Lawlor RRT
Territory Manager Western Canada
cell 780.910.5831
fax 780.960.4879

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Thompson Rivers University 900 McGill Road
Kamloops, BC, V2C 0C8

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March 6- 8, 2014

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Contact: Les Matthews Associate Professor of Respiratory Therapy
Faculty of Science
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops BC
250 828 5434