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A multidisciplinary approach to paediatric airway malacia and non-invasive ventilation

11th May 2021 at 19:00 BST


This webinar will provide an update on the latest thinking in pathology and management of paediatric airway malacia and non-invasive ventilation.

This webinar will be suitable for Consultants, SAS doctors, trainees and specialist nurses in ENT, respiratory medicine, cardiology, cardiac surgery, anaesthetics, general paediatrics, intensive care and neonatology.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Anatomy of the paediatric airway (and how it differs from the adult airway)
  • Physiology of the paediatric airway (Poiseuilles law, Reynolds number)
  • Pathophysiology of paediatric airway malacia
  • Clinical features of malacia and signs of severity
  • Functional implications of malacia
  • Assessment/methods of diagnosis
  • Knowledge and relevance of co-morbidity
  • Treatment options and natural history

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Professor Haytham Kubba

Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

Haytham Kubba graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and trained in Glasgow. He spent time as a research registrar at the Medical Research Council’s Institute for Hearing Research and as clinical fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. He has been a consultant in children’s ENT in Glasgow for 17 years and is an Honorary Associate Professor in Child Health at Glasgow University. He established Scotland's National Service for Paediatric Airway Reconstruction Surgery in 2006. He has recently returned from an 18-month sabbatical at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. His clinical interests are neurodisability, head and neck malformations and airway surgery. He has published over 130 research papers, with current projects on biomaterials for tracheal stents, obstructive sleep apnoea and balance.


Dr Stuart Wilkinson

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.


Professor Iain Bruce

Paediatric Otolaryngologist Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Iain has worked as a Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) since 2009 and is the Honorary Professor of Paediatric Otolaryngology, University of Manchester. He is a member of the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology (ESPO). Iain is an active researcher, holding several NIHR grants and regularly contributes by invitation to Paediatric ENT & Cochlear Implant conferences and meetings. His research interests compliment is clinical subspecialisations and include: hearing loss, CI, BAHA, cleft palate, airway obstruction and Mucopolysaccharidosis. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Cochlear Implants International journal.


1 Hour

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