FENS Mini Conference

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Saturday, 11 July 2020 - 8:00am - 11:30am

Virtual FENS Forum

BSS Symposium

The mini conference Sleep across the Lifespan is hosted as part of the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum to be held on 11-15 of July 2020, Glasgow, UK. For more information about the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum, please visit: https://forum2020.fens.org/

The importance of sleep for the development and memory and the impact of sleep quality on daytime functioning in infants and children will be covered discussed and up-to-date research will be presented. The conference will also focus on cognitive neuroscience, new sleep circuitries and memory function in adults, before concluding on the importance of sleep and aging, neurodegeneration and sleep-wake regulation in disease.

The content will be brought to you by a multi-disciplinary faculty of basic scientists and clinicians. The mini-conference is organised by the British Sleep Society (BSS) in collaboration with the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS).

Registration to attend the BSS/ ESRS virtual mini conference is free. Please use the link below to register your attendance.


For more details on the FENS Mini Conference, click here

The programme details provided are preliminary and the title and speakers may change slightly.

Time Speaker Title
08.00-08.15h Helen Ball (Durham) Sleep in Infants
08.15-08.30h Anna Weighall (Sheffield) Sleep, memory, language learning and cognitive development in children
08.30-08.45h Don Urquhart (Edinburgh) Sleep quality and prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in children and young people with epilepsy
08.45-09.00h Stephany Biello (Glasgow) Association of disrupted circadian rhythmicity with mood disorders, subjective wellbeing, and cognitive function
09.00-09.15h Simon Durrant (Lincoln) Cognitive Neuroscience of Sleep
09.15-09.30h William Wisden (Imperial) New Sleep Circuitries
09.30-09.45h Pierre-Herve Luppi (Lyon) Sleep and Cognition
09.45-10.00h Lisa Genzel (Netherlands) Sleep and Consolidation of Memory
10.00-10.15h Raphaelle Winsky-Sommerer (Surrey) REM sleep in the context of stress and neurodegeneration
10.15-10.30h Derk-Jan Dijk (Surrey) Sleep in ageing and dementia
10.30-10.45h Alpar Lazar (East Anglia) Sleep-wake regulation and cognition in Alzheimer’s disease
10.45-11.00h Renata Riha (Edinburgh) Sleep and cognitive aging in the eighth decade of life
11.00-11.30h Q&A SESSION LIVE


Panellists: Speakers plus Lizzie Hill, Simon Durrant, Joerg Steier