Keynotes


BETH MALOW, MD, MS (United States)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Developmental disabilities and sleep: Interrelationships, impact, and new directions


In this keynote lecture, Dr. Malow will review the causes and contributors to sleep problems in individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She will also discuss how sleep problems contribute to quality of life and family functioning, and how treatments—both behavioral and pharmacological—can have beneficial impacts on these populations. Future directions for research in sleep and developmental disabilities will also be addressed.


ALBERT MARTIN LI, MD, MB ChB, FRCPCH (Hong Kong)

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Natural progression of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): Does baseline disease status predict adulthood cardiovascular outcomes?


In this presentation, Dr. Li will emphasize on the importance of maintaining good cardiac health in children. He will review the current cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence linking childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with cardiovascular abnormality focusing on blood pressure. Research gaps in this important aspect of childhood OSA will also be discussed.


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