1-Day Advanced Course - Master Class in Sleep

Sydney, 25th November, 2017

Course Overview

Master Class in Sleep - Everything you need to know about gut microbiome, fragmented sleep, nasal obstruction and advanced orofacial myofunctional practices. OSA can’t account for all the fragmented sleep problems out there in kids. Only about 3% of children have OSA yet the prevalence of sleep disorders in children related to biological issues is around 30% so what accounts for 10 times as many problematic sleepers as OSA?

Speakers and Topics

Dr Manish Shah – Dentist and Medical Doctor
“Introduction to sleep and nutritional medicine for oral health practitioners”

Manish has a Masters in Sleep Medicine, Certified in TMJ and Craniofacial Pain management, General Medical Practitioner and Master Coach in NLP.

After graduation from a degree in Dentistry with honours in 1998, Manish went on to complete a degree in Medicine in 2005. As a medical doctor and a dentist he has dedicated himself to providing holistic dental care for all his patients. With a special interest in craniofacial pain and sleep disorders, Dr Manish has also completed a Masters in Sleep Medicine.

Special interest include:

  • Management of Craniofacial Pain
  • Management of Sleep Disorders (especially chronic tiredness, snoring and Sleep Apnoea)
  • Nutritional Medicine
  • Personal and Professional Development Programs

Dr Jim Papadopoulos – Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Paediatrics
“Fragmented Sleep and Biological Issues”

Dr Papadopoulos is one of Australia's leading sleep medicine physicians and is widely known for his work with sleep studies in children, and in particular children with special needs, orthodontic problems and gastro-intestinal issues.

Dr Papadopoulos was admitted to FRACP in General Paediatrics in 2002. In 2003 he became the first prospectively accredited Level 2 Paediatric sleep physician in Australasia (highest possible level).

He then established the Paediatric Sleep Unit at St George Private Hospital. This continues to be the only Private Hospital Paediatric Sleep Unit in NSW to offer a complete suite of Paediatric Sleep Laboratory services. Recent ASA / NATA accreditation for Sleep Disorders Services makes St George Private Unit unique amongst paediatric sleep laboratories in Sydney.

Dr Papadopoulos also established Australia’s first multidisciplinary Sleep Clinic for developmentally delayed children, the adolescent sleep unit at St George Hospital and the paediatric sleep clinic within the Department of Orthodontics at Sydney Dental Hospital.

He is a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales and at the University of Sydney, directs the Paediatric Sleep Disorders Unit at St George Private hospital and is a staff specialist sleep paediatrician at St George Public Hospital.

Dr David McIntosh – ENT
"Nasal Obstruction and Sleep Disordered Breathing."

David is a Paediatric ENT Specialist with a particular interest in airway obstruction, facial and dental development and its relationship to ENT airway problems, and middle ear disease. He also specialises in sinus disease and provides opinions on the benefit of revision of previous sinus operations. He is also passionate about Indigenous Health. He has undertaken advanced surgical training in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery and Paediatric training at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Cary Fraser, BDS (Syd), FACNEM(dent), Diplomate IBO, Myofunctional Therapist
"The Role of Orothodontics in Sleep Disordered Breathing"

Dr Cary Fraser is the first non American to have been elected as the President of the International Association Of Orthodontics (IAO), he is also a Master Senior Instructer and diplomate of this association. He is also President of The Australasian Association of Orofacial Orthopaedics (AAOO), a local organisation for general dentists doing orthodontics. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and of the Myofunctional Therapy Association of America (MTAA).

Dr. Amanda Gamble, PhD MClinPsy MAPS, Paediatric Sleep Psychologist
“The Perfect Storm” – Discussing teenage sleep.

Amanda is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in the treatment of sleep and emotional disorders in children, adolescents and adults.

Amanda is a therapist and a researcher. She worked for 10 years at the Macquarie University Anxiety Research Unit, and then the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. Her published research investigates the overlap of sleep and anxiety, and evaluates treatment programs for young people with sleep and emotional disorders. Her most recent work investigates the impact of electronic devices (e.g. computers, mobiles) on the sleep patterns of Australian high-school students.

Continuing Education

This course contributes 5 scientific points towards your required hours of Continuing Professional Development.

Course Cost

$450 (inc. GST)


25th November, 2017


Stamford Plaza, Sydney Airport

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