This symposium has been fully accredited by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) for CME points.
Professor Peter A. Cistulli MB BS(Hons), PhD, MBA, FRACP, FCCP has been appointed by the National University of Singapore (NUS) as the first Edmund Tay Mai Hiong Distinguished Speaker.
Prof. Cistulli is the ResMed Chair in Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney. He is an active clinician / researcher with 25 years experience in respiratory and sleep medicine and is Head of the Centre for Sleep Health & Research in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital.
His research has focussed on anatomical risk factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), phenotyping of OSA patients and the development of novel and targeted therapeutic approaches. His work involves strong interdisciplinary collaborations in dentistry and otorhinolaryngology. His thematic research on orofacial aspects of OSA pathophysiology and therapy has earned international recognition. This work has been predominantly funded by the NHMRC of Australia. He is a former President of the Australasian Sleep Association and recipient of the prestigious Pierre Robin (2006) and Honorary Member (2008) awards from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for exceptional contributions to research and education. Much of the evidence base supporting the clinical role of oral appliances in the management of OSA stems from his team's original research, some of which has produced commercial outcomes through the development of new technologies. He was also one of the co-editors of the landmark textbook Sleep Medicine for Dentists: A Practical Overview (Quintessence 2009).
He currently serves on the board of directors of the Sleep Health Foundation (Australia), whose mission is to raise community and government awareness of the negative impact of untreated sleep disorders and poor sleep practices on health, safety, productivity and quality of life.