Dr Michael Hlavac is a Respiratory and Sleep Physician. After completing Respiratory training at Christchurch Hospital, he then spent 3 years in South Australia where he completed Level 2 Sleep Training and a PhD in Sleep and Respiratory Physiology, before returning to Christchurch in 2006. He is Clinical Director of Sleep Services at Christchurch Hospital, a fulltime Respiratory and Sleep Physician, and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago, Christchurch. He is also a Director of Cansleep and South Island Respiratory Specialists.
PAP Therapy - Past, Present And Future
PAP (positive airway pressure) therapy, including CPAP and BiPAP, has been an increasingly important but at times poorly understood part of clinical practice over the last 4 decades. This talk will provide a brief overview of the history of PAP therapy from the first published report of CPAP for obstructive sleep apnoea in 1981; explore the different modalities of PAP therapy including CPAP, BiPAP, ASV (adaptive servoventilation) and VAPS (volume assured pressure support); provide an update on the clinical applications of these therapies across a range of respiratory disorders; and explore current and potential future innovations.