AAPMD Endeavour Pediatric Webinar: An Interdisciplinary Approach To Upper Airway Health
Jeevanan Jahendran, MBBS, MS ORL-HNS
June 12 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
This talk will cover how an integrative approach is planned with a network of health care providers for patients with breathing dysfunction and upper airway obstruction.
The upper airway has always been an enigma to the medical and dental professions. Historically it has been shown that ENT and Dentistry share a common area of anatomy and physiology which encompasses a very important function: namely breathing.
The learning objectives:
- Understand terminology and definitions
- Recognize the concepts of structural approach and functional rehabilitation
- Show how an integrative approach will work best when handling this complex area of anatomy and physiology
Dr. Jeevanan Jahendran obtained his medical degree from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education in 1996 then completed his Master’s in Otorhinolarygology from the National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur in 2004. He served as a Lecturer & Consultant ENT surgeon at the same teaching hospital from 2004 to 2011 and moved to private practice in 2011, where he currently works in Pantai Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur. He has always had a special interest in the nose and its associated conditions, but since 2012 he has taken up an avid interest in sleep related breathing disorders. He is a passionate advocate of education both in creating public awareness and teaching medical professionals. He has served as the President of the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons. He organized the Inaugural Asean Sleep Congress in 2012 and the Asian Research Symposium in Rhinology in Kuala Lumpur in 2016. He also organized the first Integrative Airway Summit in 2022 and this is in line with his current work in bringing a whole new concept of managing the upper airway in an integrated manner through bridging multiple specialties and allied health professionals.
1 CE credit available to AAPMD members