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 is advance is essential, and will be available at the following site shortly.

Once registered, you are welcome to submit questions relevant to the topics under discussion in advance through email to [email protected] Alternatively you may submit them on the day through the live ‘Q&A’ function.


There is no charge, however you do need to be a registered member of SATA. To join up, follow this link:



Introduction and welcome

Bill Johnston, Chairman of SATA


The challenge of COVID: on-going prevalence, spread, treatments and vaccinationProfessor Brendan Cooper, University Hospital Birmingham, Consultant Clinical Scientist in Respiratory & Sleep Physiology, first President of the Academy for Healthcare Science

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


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

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

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

Annabel Nickol, Oxford 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

Chris Turnbull, Specialist Registrar and Clinical Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine



Chaired by Professor Joerg Steier, Consultant 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

Adrian Kendrick, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Sleep & NIV Service, University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust, Bristol, Chris Rogers, Managing Secretary of the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association

AGM – Chaired by Bill Johnston