May 8, 2014
British Sleep Society 2014 ‘Hands-on’ Conference
Known for it’s practical sessions and ‘Hands on’ approach, the British Sleep Society brings you this golden opportunity to learn some of the more practical aspect of sleep medicine in a more relaxed environment.
As a much valued date in the sleep diary, why not come along and make new contacts in sleep? Learn about respiratory scoring, EEG sleep staging or perhaps Oximetry interpretation. Find out about the future of sleep or maybe you need to start at the beginning?
Well come along and find the help you need from friendly colleagues’ willing to teach, at the British Sleep Societies ‘Hands-on conference, in Eastbourne.
We aim to teach!
£200.00 for BSS members, £230.00 for non-members and £225.00 inclusive of membership fee for new members.
June 19, 2014
Aging and Sleep 2014 International Meeting
On behalf of the International Association of Sleep Research in Gerontology (IASRG), you are invited to be part of the Aging and Sleep 2014 International Meeting in Lyon, France. This meeting will focus on diagnostic and therapeutic processes that have, or will have, real clinical use in older adults.
Sleep is a fundamental but often ignored component of healthy aging. Sleep disorders play a salient role in increasing vulnerability to illness and disability. Assessing and managing sleep disorders in caring for aged must be a priority and deserves more attention. Attendance at the Aging and Sleep 2014 International Meeting will give participants a broad understanding of the state-of-the-art practices in geriatric sleep medicine.
The program will cover:
• current clinical practices used when investigating and treating sleep disorders in older adults;
• recent basic and clinical research;
• areas of controversy; and
• ethical, social and economic issues relevant to geriatric sleep medicine.
The Aging and Sleep 2014 International Meeting is expected to gather participants from all over the world and connect them to clinical and research networks that can improve patient care and advance their career. We look forward to an exciting scientific program with world renowned experts in the field of geriatric sleep medicine and research. We cordially invite delegates to submit abstracts and proposals for symposia to be presented at the Congress.
Whether you submit an abstract and present or simply attend and collaborate with your international colleagues, this meeting will be memorable. Lyon is designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and has a reputation as the French capital of gastronomy.
We look forward to seeing you in Lyon in June 2014.
Fannie Onen MD, PhD
President of IASRG
Chairperson of the Organizing Committee
October 24, 2014
Clinical Update on Sleep 2014
The way that we lead our lives has led to a significant rise in patients with hypersomnia and insomnia and the association of obesity with obstructive sleep apnoea and sleep-disordered breathing emphasizes the importance of sleep in public health.
However, sleep disorders remain under-recognized by the medical community, largely due to the failure to question patients about their sleep quality and related symptoms.
This clinical update on sleep disorders will review the latest research for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea. The topics will be grouped according to the symptomatic presentation of patients with hypersomnia, parasomnia and insomnia.
The latest advances in the understanding and management of sleep disorders will be further highlighted in an opening lecture and a hot topic session at the end of the conference, focussing on a multi-disciplinary healthcare delivery.
During the day we will also be discussing the impact of sleep on public health strategy and future healthcare services.
The course combines presentations, interactive lectures, case studies, examples of good medical practice, evidence-based medicine together with Q and A sessions.
This one-day clinical update is aimed at doctors, nurses, respiratory physiotherapists, neurologists, psychiatrists, scientists, sleep technicians and other professionals with an interest in sleep medicine.
• Professor Paul Gringras, Professor of Children’s Sleep Medicine and Neurodisability, King’s College London; Consultant Physician Children’s Sleep Medicine and Neurodisability Guy’s and St Thomas’
• Professor Malcolm Kohler, Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, University of Zuerich (CH)
• Professor John Stradling, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Oxford and Consultant Physician
• Professor Matthew Walker, Professor of Neurology, Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London
• Professor Adrian Williams, Professor of Sleep Medicine, King’s College London and Consultant Sleep and Respiratory Physician, Guy’s and St Thomas’
• Dr Sophie Bostock, Behavioural Health Scientist
• Dr Sofia Eriksson, Honorary Senior Research Associate, Institute of Neurology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London
• Dr Nicholas Hart, Clinical and Academic Director, Lane Fox Respiratory Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
• Dr Brian Kent, Consultant Physician Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’
• Dr Guy Leschziner, Consultant Neurologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’
• Dr Rexford Muza, Consultant in Sleep and General Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’
• Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant Psychiatrist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
• Dr Joerg Steier, Consultant Physician Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Guy`s and St Thomas’ and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, King’s College London
• Dr Sue Wilson, Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College London
£175 for Consultants and GPs
£125 for AHP’s and Trainee Doctors
To register or for more information, please go to http://bit.ly/1dcLRtn or call Helen Barnard on 0207 188 1622
November 17, 2014
This acclaimed international postgraduate programme is aimed at medical specialists, physiologists and nurses of all levels, who care for patients with sleep disorders. The course offers a comprehensive and contemporary review of the most relevant aspects of normal sleep, abnormal sleep physiology, clinical investigation and treatment of sleep disorders.
A 4 day programme includes lectures, seminars and practical case – based workshops will cover sleepdisorder assessment and investigation including polysomnography and actigraphy, and management of sleep problems.
More details to follow…