Live Webinar

SYMPOSIUM 5: Precision Medicine in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Are We Getting Close?

Event Details

SYMPOSIUM 5: Precision Medicine in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Are We Getting Close?

CHAIRPERSON: Najib Ayas

PRESENTERS: Ali Azarbarzin1; Atul Malhotra2; Diego Mazzotti3

AFFILIATIONS: 1 Harvard University; 2 UCSD; 3 University Kansas

DESCRIPTION: This symposium will summarize recent steps towards a precision medicine approach to obstructive sleep apnea. It is being increasingly recognized that OSA is a heterogeneous disease. Patients may have varying pathophysiologic pathways to disease, and differing susceptibilities to OSA-related complications such as cardiovascular disease. Understanding this heterogeneity may eventually help to offer more precise therapies to patients. In this symposium, we will discuss how physiologic endotyping, symptom clusters, biomarkers, and advanced PSG metrics may help to classify and risk stratify patients with OSA.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. To understand the heterogeneity of OSA in terms of physiologic endotypes and long term health complications

To understand how symptom clusters, advanced PSG metrics, and biomarkers may eventually be helpful in advancing a precision approach to care