Hong Kong Regional Committee Annual Scientific Meeting

happy valley suite

The Hong Kong Regional Committee invites you to their Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 in collaboration with the Hong Kong Prosthetic Dentistry Society (HKPDS).

Event information

HKT

  • $0 - RACDS Fellows and Members and Regional Committee Members
  • $142 - RACDS non-members
Add to your calendar 05/19/24 2:00 PM 05/19/24 5:30 PM Asia/Hong_Kong Hong Kong Regional Committee Annual Scientific Meeting

The Hong Kong Regional Committee invites you to their Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 in collaboration with the Hong Kong Prosthetic Dentistry Society (HKPDS).

Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley

Registration closed

Immerse yourself in insightful lectures by Dr Ronald Chiang (ENT Specialist), Dr Joan Wan (OMFS), Dr Annie Wan (Specialist in Prosthodontics) and Dr Vicky Tsui (Specialist in Orthodontics) around the theme of ‘Multidisciplinary Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea’.

Date: Sunday, 19 May 2024
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Lockhart Room, 2/F, Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong (No parking available)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) on affected persons within middle-aged and elderly populations, exploring its effects on work concentration, performance, all aspects of life and health conditions
  • How to primitively assess clients’ needs and properly refer to specialists if needed

Program:

1:45pm – 2:00pm: Registration and opening
2:00pm – 2:45pm: Current Understanding of Pathophysiology of OSAS and its Treatments on Metabolic Risks | Dr Ronald Chiang – Resident Specialist, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Queen Mary Hospital
2:45pm – 3:30pm: Oral Appliance Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea | Dr Annie Wan – Specialist in Prosthodontics
3:30pm – 3:50pm: Refreshment
3:50pm – 4:35pm: Dentists Role in Identifying Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea | Dr Vicky Tsui – Specialist in Orthodontics
4:35pm – 5:20pm: Skeletal surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome | Dr Joan Wan – Higher Trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5:20pm – 5:30pm: Q&A
5:30pm: End of Annual Scientific Meeting

CPD Hours: 3 CPD points

Dress code: Smart Casual

Pricing:

AUD $0 – Hong Kong current and ex-Regional Committee members
AUD $0 – RACDS Fellows and Members – due to strong interest there is now a waitlist for this ticket, please proceed through the registration to be added to the waitlist.
AUD $0 – HKPDS members
AUD $142 – HK Government Dentists
AUD $142 – RACDS Affiliates and Candidates and non-members
No on-site registration will be available

To due to popular demand, registrations are now closed.

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Lecture Synopsis:

Current Understanding of Pathophysiology of OSAS and its Treatments on Metabolic Risks – Dr Ronald Chiang
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a condition with an increasing prevalence in recent decades. Phenotypic trait is more recently suggested to describe OSAS patients into different anatomical and/or physiological problems during sleep. Understanding the trait can guide a personalized treatment strategy. As surgeons, precise diagnosis of anatomical problems is paramount for a successful correctional surgery.

It is well understood for the association of OSAS and metabolic complications. With development of various treatment strategies, outcomes are often measured by sleepiness scales, apnoea-hypopnea index (AHI), and subjective quality of life measures. How about the medical risks? It is a commonly encountered issue from day-to-day sleep medicine practice and we should look for an evidence-based answer to that.

Oral Appliance Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) – Dr Annie Wan

Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is an alternative approach in the management of snoring and OSA. It has been demonstrated to be effective and non-invasive. The primary purpose of OAT is to move the mandible forwards in order to widen the airway to prevent closure thus making more space to breathe. Dentist is the profession that can prescribed and make an appropriate oral appliance, it is not very difficult dentistry. However, we’re treating a medical condition, it is essential for us to prepare how assess and evaluate a patient’s suitability for OAT.

Biomechanics of the human upper airway during OAT, factors impact airway geometry and factors that affect OAT efficacy will be deliberated. In addition, discussion on selection of various types of oral appliances, and management of associated adverse effects are included in this presentation. 

Dentists Role in Identifying Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Dr Vicky Tsui
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is part of a spectrum of Sleep-Related Breathing Disordered (SRDB). This ranges from benign simple snoring to severe OSA. Children with SRDB may present with behavioural problems, subnormal cranio-facial development and malocclusions, which parents may not necessarily link to a sleep disorder. It is therefore important that the dental profession should be able to identify the key credentials (physical or soft tissue) of airway and breathing and be able to understand what to look for during the visual and physical assessment of a child starting with their face and intra-oral examination. In this presentation, the speaker will share some clinical examples how orthodontics treatment can be performed in adjunct with our medical colleagues in helping kids with SRDB.

Skeletal surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome – Dr Joan Wan
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a non-surgical means for treating Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS), has remained as the first line management. However, it is well-known that the effectiveness of CPAP is largely decreased by the poor compliance of the patients. Skeletal surgeries offer hope to the patients who are seeking alternative management options with more long-lasting effects. This lecture aims at presenting an overview of available skeletal surgeries for OSAS. In particular, maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) and genioplasty would be discussed more in details.

Speakers

  • Dr Joan Wan

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

    Dr Joan Wan has completed higher training in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital / Queen Mary Hospital in 2024. She has graduated from the Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2015, and attained the Master of Dental Surgery (OMFS) in 2021. She was the president of the Young Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Group of Hong Kong from 2020-2024, which aimed at bringing OMFS exposures and education to arouse and foster interests in the field among dental students and OMFS trainees in Hong Kong. She is currently an Honorary Dental Officer in OMFS in the Faculty of Dentistry, the University of Hong Kong. Dr Wan’s special interest is in orthognathic surgery and management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. She initiated the formation of a Multidisciplinary Joint Sleep Clinic in the department for consultation and management of patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea who need surgical treatment. She is also familiar with virtual surgical planning and self-designed patient-specific implants for orthognathic surgery.

  • Dr Annie Wan

    Specialist in Prosthodontics

    Dr Annie Wan is a Specialist in Prosthodontics. She graduated from The University of Hong Kong and received the Master Degree in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from The University of London UK and Master Degree in Prosthodontics from The University of Hong Kong. Dr Wan obtained Membership in Prosthodontics from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She is a Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong. She has completed the comprehensive program and is the qualified dentist of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, which provides dentists with the necessary training for oral appliance therapy to patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring. She is also the international Certificant of American board of sleep medicine (ABDSM). The ABDSM credential is widely recognized as the gold standard for excellence in dental sleep medicine. Dr Wan maintains a private practice and serves at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong as part time clinical lecturer. She engages in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching while lectures in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Dr Vicky Tsui

    Specialist in Orthodontics

    Dr Vicky Tsui is a Specialist in Orthodontics in Hong Kong. She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and Master of Orthodontics (MOrth) from the University of Hong Kong. She also holds the membership of Orthodontics from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr Tsui works in private practice and was appointed as Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor in the discipline of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. She has developed her special interests in paediatric sleep dental medicine and myofunctional therapy. She completed training as a Myofunctional therapist four years ago. She has completed a Mastery Program in Dental Sleep Medicine collaborated by American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and Tufts University Boston. She also obtained the International Certificate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM) in 2020.

  • Dr Ronald Chiang

    Resident Specialist, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Queen Mary Hospital

    Dr Chiang Man Fung, Ronald graduated from the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong in 2016. He underwent specialist training in otorhinolaryngology and obtained the fellowship in the Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists and Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2023. He is currently working as Resident Specialist at the Department of ENT in Queen Mary Hospital. He has special interests in sleep surgery and head and neck surgery, and now receiving post-fellowship training in head and neck surgery.

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