Advance programme

The conference is organised jointly by the ERS and ESRS and supported by other leading European societies that recognise the need for a transitional approach to the management of sleep disorders. This innovative, educational programme focuses on sleep and breathing disorders but will also provide significant insights into a wide range of related conditions.

The Sleep and Breathing Conference 2015 is the largest educational event of its kind in Europe and boasts a highly accomplished European faculty.

List of supporting societies:

  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • European Association for the Study of Obesity
  • European Paediatric Association
  • European Psychiatric Association
  • PanAfrican Thoracic Society
  • Spanish Respiratory Society (SEPAR)
  • Spanish Sleep Society (SES)

list to be continued...

Programme Overview

Consult the latest advance programme (10 April 2015)

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Industry organised sessions

Type
Session Title
Start
End

Thursday 16 April, 2015

Opening Session

Sleep research: year in review

08:00

10:00

Specialised Symposium

Sleep apnoea across life-span

10:30

12:00

Specialised Symposium

Sleep movement disorders

10:30

12:00

Specialised Symposium

Narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnolence: diagnostic and management challenges

10:30

12:00

Breakout Session

Behaviour modification in obstructive sleep apnoea: a rewarding strategy

12:30

13:30

Breakout Session

So you want to be a sleep practitioner!

12:30

13:30

Thematic Poster

Posters of accepted abstracts will be manned by their authors. Faculty will coordinate the interactions between authors and delegates.

13:45

14:45

Practical Workshops

Hands-on practical training will be available to all delegates, through demonstrations led jointly by the faculty and industry materials.

13:45

14:45

Plenary Session

Screening for sleep disordered breathing

15:15

17:15

Evening Symposia

These sessions are organised by the industry

17:30

19:00

Opening Reception

The Organising Committee is inviting all delegates to join them at the Opening Reception of the 2015 Sleep and Breathing Conference!

19:00

20:30

Friday 17 April, 2015

Specialised Symposium

Sleep in pulmonary disease: a forgotten dimension

08:00

09:30

Specialised Symposium

Upper airway surgery and stimulation in OSA

08:00

09:30

Specialised Symposium

Tired but wired: personal and population consequences of sleep deprivation

08:00

09:30

Plenary Session

State of the art: heart disease and sleep disordered breathing

10:00

12:00

Breakout Session

Telemedicine in OSA patients

12:30

13:30

Breakout Session

Open issues in the daily management of OSA patients

12:30

13:30

Thematic Poster

Posters of accepted abstracts will be manned by their authors. Faculty will coordinate the interactions between authors and delegates.

13:45

14:45

Industry session

This session is organised by the industry

13:45

14:45

Plenary Session

Sleepiness: causes, evaluation and management

15:15

17:15

Specialised Symposium

Paediatric sleep and breathing beyond adenoid and tonsils: sleep-disordered breathing in children with abnormal respiratory control, upper airway dysfunction or lung   disease

17:30

19:00

Specialised Symposium

Sleep, cognitive function and memory: what have we learnt?

17:30

19:00

Specialised Symposium

Obesity, hypoxia and sleep-disordered breathing: a complex interaction

17:30

19:00

Saturday 18 April, 2015

Specialised Symposium

Pathophysiology of sleep-disordered breathing and neurological control of breathing: from physiology to pathology

08:00

09:30

Specialised Symposium

Noninvasive mechanical ventilation from traditional to new modes

08:00

09:30

Specialised Symposium

Chronobiology and circadian disorders: an introduction for clinicians

08:00

09:30

Plenary Session

New paradigms in insomnia

10:00

12:00

Breakout Session

Genetics in sleep apnoea

12:30

13:30

Breakout Session

Complex cases in sleep-disordered breathing and comorbidities

12:30

13:30

Specialised Symposium

Sleepiness and accidents: legal aspects and countermeasures

14:30

16:00

Specialised Symposium

Sleep-disordered breathing in neurological disorders

14:30

16:00

Specialised Symposium

Mild OSA: is it really at risk?

14:30

16:00

Closing Session

Future directions in the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing

16:15

17:15

Important Dates


sleep-handbook

ERS Handbook
of respiratory sleep medicine

Endorsed by ESRS

Accredited by European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP)

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