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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep and Sleep Disturbances During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sleep Science Friday: Sleep and Sleep Disturbances During the COVID-19 Pandemic – What Can Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Tell Us? A European Perspective 19 February 2021 We are in the midst of a pandemic that has confined billions of people to their homes for months and has directly impacted daily life across Europe and globally. There is new research on the topic coming out weekly so we are once again dedicating this week`s instalment of SSF to COVID-19. Furthermore, ESRS has planned a deep dive via our upcoming live SSF webinar on the topic. On 19 March, in recognition of World Sleep Day March 19, 2021, Prof. Dr. Dieter Riemann, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sleep Research, will …

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Sleep Science Friday: St. Valentine’s Day Sleep and love – dyadic processes 

Sleep Science Friday: St. Valentine’s Day Sleep and love – dyadic processes  12 February 2021 How do love and sleep relate? Does love help or disrupt our sleep? Or does sleep disruption affect our intimate relations?   Does sleep in females differ from sleep in males? What are the factors mediating these differences? How do they depend on age and various life periods? Prof. TarjaPorkka-Heiskanen reviews sex-related differences in sleep in a 15-minute e-lesson. By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo's privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Sleep is mainly investigated as a physiological process of the individual. However, in a partnership, sleep is often a shared behavior, and bedfellows’ activities and schedules have mutual effects leading to complex and bidirectional associations between sleep and partner relations (Hasler et al., 2010; Grey et al., 2018).   How do …

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Sleep Science Friday: The burden of polypharmacy in sleep disorders

Sleep Science Friday: The burden of polypharmacy in sleep disorders  05 February 2021 Knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics is essential to the understanding of potential drug-drug interactions and their consequences. We invite you to watch the e-lesson on the effects of pharmacological agents on sleep and vigilance given by Prof.Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen. You will learn about the brain-related factors which affect the drug effects, mechanisms of neurotransmission, and vigilance-related side effects of commonly used medications. By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo's privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo Polypharmacy, defined as the use of multiple (or even excessive and unjustified) medication is one of the challenges of modern medicine. It is very frequent in comorbid and elderly patients (Patel P. et al. 2017  ) and was shown to be associated …

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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep monitoring and sleep measurement – “Be careful, be critical, but be open!”

Sleep Science Friday  29 January 2021 “Be careful, be critical, but be open” when choosing a device for sleep monitoring, says Professor Thomas Penzel, President of the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine. The guest today is Professor Thomas Penzel, Scientific Chair of Sleep Center Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, a specialist in physics, human biology and physiology and leading expert in biomedical signals processing. In November 2020, Professor Thomas Penzel was elected President of the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schlafforschung und Schlafmedizin, DGSM) and today he shares the news in the sleep field in Germany. By loading the video, you agree to Vimeo's privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock Vimeo …

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Sleep Science Friday: Sleep, learning and books: how are they linked?

Sleep Science Friday 22 January 2021 It’s the end of another week — grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News!  The new teaching semester has just started. Remote education rapidly spread worldwide in the last year and became the norm. The ESRS is following this worldwide trend and is offering a series of online e-lessons on the physiology of sleep. Moreover, this year you’ll get the opportunity to take a Somnologist’s certification exam without leaving your house. Do not miss the date and subscribe for the exam to become a certified expert in sleep medicine! The on-line application is already open on this website. On one hand, e-learning appears extremely attractive as …

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Virtual Master in Sleep Medicine at the Sleep Institute & European University of Madrid (March 2021-January 2022)

The Sleep institute, in collaboration with the European University of Madrid, has developed a completely online master in sleep medicine, which also serves as a preparation tool for students who plan to take the European ESRS (Europe Sleep Research Society) validation test. Once completed, students have the possibility of doing an internship at any of our clinics, whether it is in Spain, Chile, or Panama, always under the direction and supervision of Dr. Diego García-Borreguero, member of the ESRS Examination Committee in Sleep Medicine. This is a well-rounded master in sleep medicine, lasting 11 months (60 ECTS credits), which will incorporate great specialists from each area of this field, and will have the guarantee/count on the European University of Madrid, a quality seal …

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Call for 2021 ESRS Fellowship, Meeting Fellowships and Training Grant Applications

ESRS Network of Sleep Research Laboratories The ESRS Board has established a fund to support early career researchers within Europe. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2021. ESRS Short-Term Research Fellowship (Two Fellowships per annum) This Fellowship is for 3 months and has the following aims: The promotion of training applied to sleep research in Europe and supporting the exchange in Europe of scientists/investigators as well as clinicians actively involved in research in sleep medicine Contributing to the transfer and implementation of new research techniques or methodologies in sleep medicine throughout Europe Supporting career development and in particular supporting more junior candidates in the early stages of their career in sleep research The Fellowships are available to scientists, investigators, …

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Certified Expert Somnologists 2020

The 9th examination for Somnologists commissioned by the ESRS took place as a complete on-line examination on September 25, 2020. The ESRS Board and the ESRS Examination Subcommittee congratulate all those, who passed the ESRS Examination in Sleep Medicine and obtained certification as Expert Somnologists. AbdAllah Albalsha; SA Afnan Shukr; SA Ahmed Gharib; EG Angela Milán Tomás; ES Anna de boer; NL Anna Malanowska; CA Anna Elisabetta Vaudano; IT Antoine Bolly; BE Antonius Looi; NL Bettina Sielaff; SE Camille Totte; BE Carlotta Mutti; IT Christian Gysin; CH Christian Horvath; CH Chulhee Lee; KR Claudio Cardenas; VE Cristian Bachelet; CL Danielle Wasserman Berkovitz; IL Diandra de Groot; NL Diva Ferreira ; PT Edgard Cox; BE Francisco José Ruiz-López; ES Franziska Rytz; …

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Certified Expert Technologists 2020

The seventh examination of Sleep Technologists conducted by the ESRS took place as an on-limne examinatiom on September 25, 2020. The ESRS Board and the ESRS Examination Subcommittee congratulate all those who passed the ESRS Examination in Sleep Medicine and obtained certification as Expert Somnologist – Technologists. Ana Cameirão Amaro, PT Maarten De Winter, BE Sanne Engelen, BE Heather Mariah Engleman, UK Henry Hameleers, NL Mariska Holman-van Dongen, NL Ronald Koekenbier, NL Bart de Koning, NL Katri Koponen, FI Linda van de Laak, NL Haitske Lentjes, NL Suzanne Peeters, NL Daniela Coelho Rocha, PT Sienneke Ruiter, NL Adriana Maria Lima Santos, PT Pauline Terpstra, NL Ilse Jacoba Paulina Thomasson, NL Annelous Zeijlemaker, NL Carla Santos, PT

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Call for 2020 ESRS Fellowship, Meeting Fellowships and Training Grant Applications

ESRS Network of Sleep Research Laboratories The ESRS Board has established a fund to support early career researchers within Europe. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020. ESRS Short-Term Research Fellowship (Two Fellowships per annum) This Fellowship is for 3 months and has the following aims: The promotion of training applied to sleep research in Europe and supporting the exchange in Europe of scientists/investigators as well as clinicians actively involved in research in sleep medicine Contributing to the transfer and implementation of new research techniques or methodologies in sleep medicine throughout Europe Supporting career development and in particular supporting more junior candidates in the early stages of their career in sleep research The Fellowships are available to scientists, investigators, …

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