Published in ESRS Newsletter December 2018
The 24th ESRS Congress held in Basel, Switzerland, last September was very well attended with almost 1800 delegates from 69 countries. We received very positive feedback on the scientific programme which consisted of 80 sessions, including symposia, round tables and oral sessions, and 5 satellite symposia. The Scientific Committee aimed to cover all aspects of sleep and chronobiology through all these sessions and privileged many translational symposia. Round tables were meant to be true discussion opportunities with a large period devoted to Q&A. The 4 keynote lectures (Prof. Wenbiao Gan, Prof. Charalambos Kyriacou, Prof. Emmanuel Mignot, Prof. Susan Redline) were well attended.
For the first time we had poster walks meant to bring more light on all presenters. These walks were very well received and appreciated. We want to thank the Board and Local Organizing Committee members for coming on board and act as moderators of some of the poster walks, as well as all colleagues who accepted late notice invitations to moderate a poster walk. The closing ceremony included the newly introduced Hot Topic Symposium which maintained high quality science all the way to the end of the congress. We wish to congratulate again Dr. Sasha D’Ambrosio and Dr. Stéphane Rehel for their poster prizes awarded during the closing ceremony.