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EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: 10th July 2017
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ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 5th June 2017
- There is a 300 word limit including references (not including title and authors). Abstracts over this limit will not be accepted. The abstract should be structured: Title, Authors, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion.
- A maximum of 2 tables / figures will be allowed, these are not included in the word limit. Please do not use a table for text that should be in the main section. The following formats will be accepted – Microsoft word or pdf.
- Research must be considered ethical by International standards (http://www.cioms.ch/publications/layout_guide2002.pdf)
- Abstracts cannot be edited once submitted; they can however be withdrawn and re-submitted provided the deadline has not passed.
- The deadline for abstract submission is 1pm 5th June 2017.
- Successful applicants will be notified on or before the 3rd July 2017.
- It is expected that at least one author will register and attend the conference. Posters will not be displayed unaccompanied.
- An hour and a half poster viewing session is planned 12th October at 17:30-19:00, accompanied by canapés and wine.
- There will be a prize for the best abstract submitted by an early-career researcher or clinical professional author (defined as within 5 years of their sleep research or clinical career, a letter from a supervisor / line manager confirming this early stage status will be required).
- There will be a prize for Best Paediatric, Best Clinical and Best Research Poster.
- Any difficulties with abstract submission should be emailed to email@example.com
Applications for the BSS Travel awards are now open to all BSS Members to apply. There are 5 awards available for members who are attending Brighton Sleep Conference, October 12th – 14th 2015.
The awards will cover travel and subsistence expenses.
To apply for the BSS Travel grant please complete the attached application form: Travel Grant Application Form
Recipients of the award are required to write a piece for the BSS Newsletter / Web site giving their impressions of the meeting and what they learned while attending within one month following the meeting.
TRAVEL GRANT DEADLINE: 5th June 2017
Recipients will be chosen on merit by the Executive Board.
Please note that the BSS Travel awards will only be awarded to applicants where funding required cannot be financed from other sources. If applicants have applied for funds from other sources to support them in addition to this application, this must be specified together with the additional amount required
Any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Brighton Sleep 2017 will be the largest multi-disciplinary UK meeting dedicated to sleep medicine and research. With a range of superb speakers, it is an event not to be missed!
Susan Redline, MD, MPH, is the Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She directs Programs in Sleep and Cardiovascular Medicine and Sleep Medicine Epidemiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Redline’s research includes epidemiological studies and clinical trials designed to 1) elucidate the etiologies of sleep disorders, including the role of genetic and early life developmental factors; and 2) understand the cardiovascular and other health outcomes of sleep disorders and the role of sleep interventions in improving health. She leads the Sleep Reading Center for a number of major NIH multicenter studies, including the Sleep Heart Health Study, and has led several large cohort studies, including the Cleveland Children’s Sleep and Health Study. She has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles and has served the sleep research community in a number of capacities, including as a member of the Boards of Directors for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society, the NIH's Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research, and Deputy Editor for the journal Sleep. She received BS and M.D. degrees from Boston University, an MPH degree from Harvard School of Public Health, completed internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care medicine training at Case Western Reserve University, and a research fellowship in Respiratory Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School.
Professor Morten L Kringelbach is the director of Hedonia Research Group based at the universities of Oxford and Aarhus. His research seeks to understand the pleasure systems (hedonia) in the human brain in health and disease to increase well-being (eudaimonia). This pursuit requires a multidisciplinary and transnational approach using tools from neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging, neurosurgery, psychology, and computer science. Professor Kringelbach is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, on the editorial board of Social Neuroscience and a member of the advisory board of Scientific American. He has published fourteen books, and over 250 scientific papers, chapters and other articles.
Professor Francesco Cappuccio
University of Warwick
Francesco P Cappuccio MBBS; MD; MSc; DSc; DLSHTM; FRCP; FFPH; FBHS; FAHA, has previously worked at:
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology, University of Warwick
Consultant Cardiovascular Physician, University Hospitals, Coventry
Director of the European Society of Hypertension Centre of Excellence
Head of the World Organization Collaborating Centre for Nutrition
Vice-President of the British & Irish Hypertension Society
Francesco completed his training in General Internal Medicine in London at Charing Cross and St. George’s Hospitals, a Master in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine where he then worked for three years training in Public Health and then took the position of Senior Lecturer, then Reader, at St George’s Hospital Medical School where he was appointed as Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in 2000. In 2005 he moved to the University of Warwick to take up the Cephalon Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine & Epidemiology. In 2012 he was awarded a High Doctorate (DSc) by the University of Warwick.
Dr Jason Rihel
University College London
Jason fell in love with the molecular dissection of behavior as an undergraduate in Jeff Price's lab at West Virginia University, where he worked on the fruit fly circadian clock mutant, double-time. He pursued his PhD in Catherine Dulac's lab at Harvard University (1998-2004), studying the molecular underpinnings of mouse pheromone detection. For his postdoctoral work, Jason joined Alexander Schier's lab at Harvard University (2004-2011), where, together with David Prober (now at CalTech), Jason worked out methods to study the molecular biology of sleep in zebrafish. In 2012, he joined University College London as a UCL Excellence Fellow to start his own lab focused on imaging, dissecting, and drugging circuits that control zebrafish sleep. He is currently a Lecturer in UCL’s Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and has received grants from the European Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Dr Hui-leng Tan is a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London. She completed her paediatric respiratory training at Royal Brompton Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospitals and her sleep fellowship at the University of Chicago. Her research interests are in Sleep disordered breathing in children.
Dr John McBeth
John McBeth, M.A. Ph.D., is an Epidemiologist. He received his training at the University of Dundee (M.A. Psychology, 1991) and the University of Manchester (Ph.D. Epidemiology, 2000). He has previously held posts at the University of Manchester and Keele University’s Arthritis Research UK Centre for Primary Care. Currently, he is the Deputy Director of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology at the University of Manchester. John’s research programme investigates the occurrence, impact and treatment of chronic pain in musculoskeletal disease.
Professor Niro Siriwardena
Niro Siriwardena is Professor of Primary and Prehospital Health Care and Director of the Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) at the University of Lincoln. He trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London. After house jobs at ‘Barts’ and Hackney Hospitals, and a medical rotation at Hillingdon Hospital, he completed his general practice training in Lincoln. He has worked as a GP in Lincoln for over 25 years.
Dr Christopher Turnbull
Dr Turnbull is a research clinical fellow working in the Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine and am currently studying for a DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Stradling. His principal research interest is in the cardiovascular effect of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and is currently running two clinical trials. The supplemental oxygen trial is a randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of overnight oxygen therapy instead of CPAP on early morning blood pressure. This will explore the role of intermittent hypoxia in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease in OSA. The retinal reactivity in OSA trial is a randomised control trial investigating the effects of OSA on the retinal vasculature. Impaired retinal vasculature reactivity is potential a key mechanism underlying accelerated diabetic maculopathy in OSA. Both of these utilise the CPAP withdrawal model developed by Professor Stradling and Professor Kohler. CPAP withdrawal is an efficient model for exploring physiological changes during the return of OSA and can also be utilised to trial new treatments during short breaks from CPAP. Dr Turnbull's future research focuses will be to develop a further understanding of the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease in OSA and to look at alternative treatments to CPAP, targeted to individual phenotypes of OSA.
Professor John Stradling
John Stradling is Emeritus Professor of Respiratory Medicine at Oxford University having directed the respiratory sleep service in Oxford until 2013. His recent research has concentrated on OSA and cardiovascular consequences, recently using the CPAP-withdrawal model. He has published over 200 original publications in peer reviewed journals, recently receiving the William C Dement award from the AASM, an honorary doctorate from Grenoble University, the BTS Medal, and was a keynote speaker at the ATS in 2016.
Dr Gregory Flint qualified from Newcastle University Medical School with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery. He then purchased a dental practice and grew clinical aspects to include Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Dental Sleep Medicine and recently completed his certification in Dental Implantology in Manchester; including CBCT (3D CT) reporting/ diagnostic certification.
Dr Don Urquhart
Don Urquhart is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. He trained in respiratory paediatrics in London (Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Street Hospitals) before undertaking a sleep fellowship in Brisbane. His MD research studied the relationship of sleep and exercise hypoxia with measures of inflammation in children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
Dr Martin Samuels
Dr Martin Samuels is a Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician working both at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, where he has a similar practice. Dr Samuels qualified from the University of London (Guy’s Hospital Medical School) in 1981. He trained in general paediatrics in the south-east, including GOSH, before spending a number of years at the Royal Brompton Hospital & National Heart and Lung Institute, where he completed his MD thesis. He moved in 1992 to help establish a new Academic Department of Paediatrics at Keele University and paediatric intensive care in North Staffordshire.
Dr Christopher-James Harvey
Christopher - James Harvey completed an honours degree in psychology at the University of Glasgow in 2008. Later that year he began studying for his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Colin Espie. Christopher- James was awarded a Ph.D. in psychological medicine in 2012. His research focused on defining phenotypical vulnerability to insomnia, investigating the interaction between personality, coping style and physiological response to stress (cortisol, fMRI, heart-rate). More recently he has developed the Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine, an online post graduate course aimed at working health care professionals, as well as developing research around sleep education, and role of sleep in learning.