Virtual SATAday

Kindly hosted by the British Sleep Society

Saturday 10th October 2020

1 – 3 pm

Please join us for our inaugural ‘virtual’ SATAday patient meeting.  This is a tremendous opportunity to hear some of the UK’s leading experts in obstructive sleep apnoea talk about issues close to the hearts of patients and staff alike. The excellent programme and discussions can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.


Registration in advance is essential and you can respond to this email right now by confirming your booking directly to

You will get an email response confirming your registration.

Once registered, you are welcome to submit questions relevant to the topics under discussion in advance through email to me. Alternatively, you may submit them on the day through the live ‘chat’ function.

Two days before the event, we will send you the link to the virtual conference, plus some more straight forward instruction.




Introduction and welcome

Bill Johnston, SATA Committee Chairman from 2010

The challenge of COVID: on-going prevalence, spread, treatments and vaccination

Dr Martin AllenUniversity Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Consultant Respiratory Physician and UK ‘Getting it right first time’ lead

Topic: COVID clinical picture, treatments and the virus in the pandemic and endemic phases

Professor Brendan CooperUniversity Hospital Birmingham, Consultant Clinical Scientist in Respiratory & Sleep Physiology, first President of the Academy for Healthcare Science

Topic: The 4 “I”s – Information overload, Infection control, Inspirational teams and Innovation.


How COVID impacts on sleep services and future models of care; considerations if hospital admission is required as a CPAP user –

Dr. Sonya CraigUniversity Hospital Aintree, Liverpool. Respiratory Consultant and Sleep Lead. British Thoracic Society Sleep Specialist Advisory Group Chair

Dr. Sophie WestFreeman Hospital, Newcastle. Respiratory Consultant and Sleep Lead. OSA Alliance co-chair. NICE SDB Committee member.

Dr. Annabel NickolOxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Respiratory Consultant and Sleep and Ventilation Lead. OSA Alliance co-chair. NICE SDB Committee member.


Research and Development in the world of obstructive sleep apnoea

Dr. Chris TurnbullSpecialist Registrar and Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Q&A Session

Chaired by Professor Joerg SteierConsultant Respiratory Physician at the Lane Fox Unit for weaning and non-invasive ventilation, St Thomas’ London. President of the British Sleep Society.

Panel including speakers Martin, Sophie, Annabel and Chris plus

Dr Adrian KendrickConsultant Clinical Scientist, Sleep & NIV Service, University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust, Bristol

Chris RogersManaging Secretary of the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association


Sleep Apnoea Trust AGM – Chaired by Bill Johnston