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ESRS call for candidates to become an effective member of the Sleep Medicine Committee for the management of a specific project.

The scope of project management / effective membership Background The purpose of the ESRS is to promote research on sleep and sleep-related areas, improve the care for patients with sleep disorders, and facilitate the dissemination of information regarding sleep research and sleep medicine. In accordance with the policy to appoint members to new positions, the ESRS launches a call for candidates to become effective members of the Sleep Medicine Committee. The Sleep Medicine Committee (SMC) is a formal body of the ESRS. Its mission is to promote clinical sleep medicine as an integrated multidisciplinary field and as a healthcare discipline in its own right, accessible for healthcare providers from different professional backgrounds. The SMC creates added value for clinicians in …

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European Academy for Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia (CBT-I)

European Academy for Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia (CBT-I) This European Academy was founded in 2018 by members of the European Insomnia Network, which is a clinical network of the ESRS since 2009. The CBT-I Academy aims at disseminating CBT-I for clinicians and scientists especially in Europe, trying to establish teaching courses for clinicians throughout Europe in regular intervals. This impetus derives from the European Insomnia Guideline (Riemann et al., Journal of Sleep Research, 2017) which unequivocally comes to the conclusion that CBT-I should be the first line treatment for insomnia. Unfortunately, however, at present there are not enough providers of this therapy to fullfill the needs of afflicted individuals in Europe. In order to change this situation, the CBT-I Academy …

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Sleep Science Friday: A tour through Belgium with the BASS

Sleep Science Friday: A tour through Belgium with the BASS 26 February 2021 Today’s SSF brings us to Belgium. The Belgian Association for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine, or the BASS, is one of the oldest national sleep societies,  founded as early as  1982, and is an active participant of the ESRS and ANSS events and initiatives. The logo of the BASS has been recognized as the best emblem among all national sleep societies by the ANSS. Today, the recently elected President of the BASS, Professor Dries Testelmans, Pulmonologist at the Department of Respiratory diseases at Leuven University Clinic will tell us about the milestones of the BASS in 2020 and plans for 2021.       In defiance of all the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BASS had a successful 2020! It had it’s  first full online, but highly attended meeting, and also held elections for the Board with a new BASS board with 8 members  …

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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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THE FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETIES (FENS) SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FENS seeks an outstanding association executive or executive‐scientist to serve as its next Executive Director.

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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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Sleep Science Friday: Romania and COVID-19 Challenges

  Sleep Science Friday 15 January 2021 It’s mid-January and the end of another week of the new  year, 2021. Hopefully, you have had a relaxing holiday and a smooth start to the year. Grab a coffee/tea/beer/wine and end the mid-January week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News! The new year brings us positive news and optimistic expectations that the global pandemic will end and  life will slowly come back to normalcy. Despite the bad news coming in during the first days of 2021, including one about new variants of the coronavirus that has put some countries (like the UK) into a strict lockdown and long night curfews,  vaccine distribution gives  hope that the isolation should end in …

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