India 2023: Department of Pulmonary Medicine | St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Delegate: Department of Pulmonary Medicine

Affiliation: St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Short Bio: The Department of Pulmonary Medicine has been running a sleep disorders service since 15 years. We have 3 full-fledged Level 1 Sleep labs and have a dedicated Sleep Clinic thrice a week. We have successfully executed research projects in OSA and RLS which have been presented at various international conferences like the World Sleep Society Congress and the ERS congress. Faculty from the department are a part of the World Sleep Academy and we are also a mentor site for ISRTP by the WSS. We also have a state university affiliated sleep fellowship program.

Activity: On the occasion of World Sleep Day, we had an afternoon academic session on OSA for the faculty and postgraduate students of St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences. It included a brief discussion on pathophysiology of OSA followed by a panel discussion on multidisciplinary perspectives on OSA. The panelists included a physician, dental surgeon, ENT surgeon, paediatrician and pulmonologist. The importance of managing OSA as a team was highlighted. The panel emphasized the need for phenotyping the patients of OSA, evaluation based on the phenotypes and tailoring the treatment based on it. The session concluded with a talk on recent advances in OSA. An active audience enriched the programme with a fruitful Q&A session.

Location: St. John’s Medical College Hospital

Date of Activity: 10th March 2023

Submitted by: Kavitha Venkatnarayan