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IPSA Congress 2016 - Taiwan March 11-13, 2016
Dear Friends, On behalf of the organizing committee, we are extremely happy to invite you to participate in the
IV International Pediatric Sleep Association Congress (IPSA 2016) which will be held on March 11-13, 2016, in Taipei International Convention Center, located in the heart of Taipei, Taiwan.

We sincerely hope the beauty of our city and the theme of our conference will attract you all. The IPSA 2016 serves as a premier event on the international calendar of pediatric sleep bringing together physicians, educators, basic scientists, sleep technician and clinical investigators from hospitals, industry, and academia to present and share the latest cutting-edge research results and innovative solutions in the related fields. We believe you will have a fruitful and enjoyable time during your stay in Taipei based on our solid program and the hospitality of Taipei, Taiwan aka “Formosa”.(“beautiful in Portuguese”) island, as used by the Portuguese mariners centuries ago to describe Taiwan Look forward to seeing you in Taipei, Taiwan in 2016! Best Regards, Dr. Yu-Shu Huang, Chair of IPSA 2016 and Local Organizer Dr. Daniel KK Ng, Co-Chair of IPSA 2016 Dr. Oliviero Bruni, President of IPSA Dr. Chia-Mo Lin, President of Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine   read more...

IPSA Congress 2014 - Porto Alegre - Brazil - Sunday, September 29, 2013

It is my pleasure to present the
III Congress of the International Pediatric Sleep Association (IPSA) - Porto Alegre (Brazil) 3-5 December 2014.

The importance of sleep for health, learning and psychomotor development in infancy, childhood and adolescence has been emphasized in the pediatric research in the last two decades and it has become more and more evident that ensuring a good sleep during development is of key importance for a later healthy life.
The IPSA Congress is an influential forum for sleep practitioners from around the world to network and exchange views, whilst learning from world-class researchers about the latest scientific and clinical developments in the field.
The success of the last two Congresses in Rome 2010 and Manchester 2012 has highlighted the magnitude of Pediatric Sleep Medicine in the scientific community and we hope that the 2014 Congress will provide a perfect balance between didactic and practical needs, in order to provide the technical knowhow and up-to-date knowledge that will enable participants to improve their practice.
As traditional for IPSA, the most renowned International opinion leaders in the field of Pediatric Sleep Medicine speakers will join the Congress and will highlight the recent significant advances in both basic science and clinical sleep medicine during development.
I hope that the world paediatric sleep community will gather together in the lively city of Porto Alegre to celebrate the best clinical practice and the latest advances in Pediatric Sleep Medicine.

Oliviero Bruni
President of the International Pediatric Sleep Association


IPSA Congress 5-7 december 2012 - Manchester City (UK)

IPSA Congress 5-7th December 2012 - Manchester (UK)  


IPSA 2010 - Abstract Book




Guia SAOS Infantil Espanola

New guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of OSA in children published by the Spanish Pediatric Sleep Group. (available only in Spanish)



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Reduced three-dimensional airway volume is a function of skeletal dysmorphology in Treacher Collins syndrome.
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Reduced three-dimensional airway volume is a function of skeletal dysmorphology in Treacher Collins syndrome.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Feb;135(2):382e-92e

Authors: Ma X, Forte AJ, Persing JA, Alonso N, Berlin NL, Steinbacher DM

BACKGROUND: Children with Treacher Collins syndrome frequently present with obstructive sleep apnea and respiratory insufficiency. The purpose of this study was to three-dimensionally calculate upper airway volume in these patients. The authors also assessed the correlation between bony craniofacial morphology and spatial position with airway volume.
METHODS: Thirty Treacher Collins syndrome patients who have not been operated on were compared with a sample of 35 age- and sex-matched unaffected controls. Upper airway volume was stratified into retropalatal and retroglossal aspects. Three-dimensional craniometric findings were compared between patients and controls. Among Treacher Collins syndrome patients, the authors assessed the relationship of craniofacial morphology and spatial positioning to airway volume. Statistical analyses included independent sample t tests and Pearson correlation coefficient analyses.
RESULTS: Decreased total upper airway volume (p = 0.034) was found in the Treacher Collins syndrome group, attributable primarily to a decrease in retroglossal airway volume (p = 0.009). Regarding three-dimensional craniometric variables, maxillary and mandibular length (r = 0.76, p < 0.001; and r = 0.68, p < 0.001), and the anterior and posterior cranial base (r = 0.61, p < 0.001; and r = 0.77, p < 0.001) were positively correlated with airway volume in Treacher Collins syndrome patients. Transverse internal diameters of the upper airway were also positively correlated with airway volume (r = 0.635, p = 0.001; and r = 0.511, p = 0.006); however, no correlation was shown for the anteroposterior airway diameters.
CONCLUSIONS: Three-dimensional analysis revealed diminished upper airway volume in Treacher Collins syndrome, with the retroglossal region being the most severely constricted. Maxillomandibular dysmorphologies, and their relationship to the cranial base, correlated significantly with airway findings.

PMID: 25626822 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of bimaxillary rotational setback surgery on upper airway structure in skeletal class III deformities.
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Effect of bimaxillary rotational setback surgery on upper airway structure in skeletal class III deformities.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Feb;135(2):361e-9e

Authors: Hsieh YJ, Chen YC, Chen YA, Liao YF, Chen YR

BACKGROUND: Upper airway narrowing has been a concern of mandibular setback. The aims of this study were (1) to evaluate the effect of bimaxillary rotational setback surgery on upper airway structure in patients with skeletal class III deformities, and (2) to compare the preoperative and postoperative upper airways of class III patients with age- and sex-matched class I control subjects.
METHODS: The upper airways of 36 adults who consecutively underwent bimaxillary rotational setback surgery for skeletal class III deformities were assessed by means of cone-beam computed tomography before and at least 6 months after surgery. Results were compared with those of age- and sex-matched control subjects with skeletal class I structure.
RESULTS: Before surgery, the class III patients had significantly larger velopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, and hypopharyngeal volumes than did the control subjects (all p < 0.01). The velopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, and hypopharynx volumes decreased significantly after surgery (all p < 0.01). The postoperative airways of class III patients were similar with regard to velopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, and hypopharyngeal volume (all p > 0.01) compared to control subjects. The postoperative velopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airway volumes were associated with the baseline airway volume (p < 0.001) and horizontal movement of the soft palate (p < 0.01).
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that upper airway volume is decreased after bimaxillary rotational setback surgery for skeletal class III deformities, but is not smaller than in normal controls, and the postoperative upper airway volume is related to airway volume at baseline and changes in the surrounding structures.

PMID: 25626820 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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