Welcome to The Sleep Apnoea Trust Association

Working to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients,their partners and their families. Managed by volunteers, SATA is regarded as the leading UK charity working in the field of Sleep Apnoea

Complimentary Medical Alert card and purchase of a Medical Equipment Baggage Tag are now additional benefits if you join the Trust

SATAday 2020 10th Oct 13.00 to 15.00 Reinstated as an online virtual conference for SATA members only

Great News

After the disappointment of having to cancel our annual conference on October 10th 2020 due to COVID-19, we are delighted that the British Sleep Society will kindly host a virtual SATAday on the same day from 13.00 to 15.00. It will be only be accessible for all fully paid up SATA members and entirely free of charge

Please join us for our inaugural ‘virtual’ SATAday patient meeting, a breakthrough in patient, clinician and charity communications.

This is a tremendous opportunity to hear some of the UK’s leading experts in 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 chris.rogers@sleep-apnoea-trust.org

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

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

Dr. 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

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


Q&A Session

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

Dr 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


Sleep Apnoea Trust AGM – Chaired by Bill Johnston


Should you have any questions, please contact chris.rogers@sleep-apnoea-trust.org

Or phone us on 0800 025 3500

If you are not a SATA member and want to joint this outstanding virtual event, it’s easy:






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