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In this presentation Mazen El Ali, MD, discusses obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the challenges of CPAP therapy use, and the alternative treatments to CPAP.

Educational Objectives

Upon completeion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and list the challenges of CPAP therapy use
  • Improve management plan for alternative treatments for OSA
  • Identify benefits and adverse effects of oral appliance use in OSA
  • Identify the indications for surgical treatment for OSA and when to refer patients to ENT
  • Describe ineffective treatments for OSA and promote innovative treatment options


No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website four weeks postcompletion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page.

Release Date: 11/24/2021 | Last Modified On: 11/30/2022 | Expires: 11/24/2023

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