After wondering aloud whether medical conferences and courses would all become virtual in a previous blog post, it is wonderful to announce that we are heading back to in-person meetings. We are excited that our 27 th Annual Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring course will be held in San Francisco on February 18-19, 2022. Although there are important benefits of enabling virtual attendance, we are not planning to offer this option for the course but may consider it in future years.
We are in the midst of developing the program and list of faculty speakers. Because we did not hold the course in 2021, we will ensure that we include 2 years of the latest developments in the field of sleep apnea and snoring! Because this is the largest course of its kind in the United States, we have been fortunate to have an incredible group of speakers. I learn so much each time we hold the course, and in fact I have shared the insights from speakers previously in this blog (2020 course highlights here). The course has had so much success because it uniquely offers a balance of state-of-the-art discussions of important surgical and medical topics, and I give full credit for this format to the two other co-directors: Andrew Goldberg, MD, MS and Richard Schwab, MD.
This course is primarily for health care practitioners – physicians and dentists as well as nurses and advanced practice providers like nurse practitioners or physician assistants. Every year, there are numerous attendees from medical companies, and we have even had some individuals who suffer from sleep apnea and snoring attend. Please let me know if you have any questions about the course.
UPDATE: we have just finalized our course brochure that is available here: ucsfSleepApneaBrochure2022. We have added two outstanding co-directors for the course this year: Jolie Chang, MD and David Claman, MD.
UPDATE (January 18, 2022): With the Omicron variant and the associated surge in COVID cases, we have made the decision to convert to a virtual format. We will miss the opportunity for personal interaction with colleagues. However, we feel this is a responsible, safe approach that still allows us to deliver a fantastic educational experience!