The International Congress for Sleep Medicine (Temporomandibular Disorders and Sleep Apnea), in partnership with the British Council, will be held on 26 and 27 October 2017 in the Notre Dame Hotel, Jerusalem. Twenty-two speakers will participate, including 10 from abroad (four from the USA, two from Italy, one from Sweden, one from Germany, and two from the UK whose expenses will be paid by the British Council) in addition to Palestinian speakers.
As part of its Higher Education programme, the British Council is supporting the following two UK keynote speakers: Graham Paul Temple is a qualified dental surgeon from Sheffield and Professor Nirmal Kumar is consultant ENT surgeon at the WWL NHS Foundation Trust, where he is also Director of Medical Education.
The Medical and Dental Associations and Orthodontic Society - Jerusalem Centre organised the Congress to discuss temporomandibular disorders and sleep apnea from diagnosis to treatment. The event will include eight workshops, lectures and two courses:
A pre-Congress course on the treatment of sleep apnea using an oral appliance will be delivered by Dr Sausanne Schwarting from Germany.
A post-Congress course on the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular disorders will be delivered by Palestinian doctor Naser Khayat.
The Congress will conclude with an announcement of the formation of the Palestinian Dental Society, the first such specialist society in the Arab world.