Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics
Alberta Children's Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, AB T3B 6A8
Val's research interests are focused on the identification, treatment and consequences of sleep disorders in children. Modification and testing of home-based diagnostic equipment that could replace the current gold standard laboratory polysomnography test is ongoing. Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in children is a relatively new area, and we are well established leaders in this area. Factors improving compliance with this treatment and the multidisciplinary approach to supporting families using this treatment for their children is another active area of research. The role of ancillary diagnostic testing, such as overnight oximetry, in the identification and surveillance of children with sleep apnea and the feasibility of using these results as predictors for surgical outcomes is being examined as well.
Identification, treatment and consequences of sleep disorders in children