ESRS Announces First-Ever Education Manager


Taking a Bold Step Towards Elevating Sleep Education in Europe

Regensburg, Germany – The European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) proudly announces the appointment of its first Education Manager, marking a significant milestone in the organisation’s commitment to advancing sleep science education across Europe. With this appointment, ESRS reaffirms its dedication to making education a clear priority within the society and underscores its vision for the future of sleep education in the region.

In a strategic move to strengthen its educational initiatives, ESRS has promoted an internal candidate, leveraging existing talent and expertise within the organisation. Erica Schwebs, who transitions from a role in Marketing to Education, brings a wealth of knowledge, familiarity with the ESRS mission, and a profound passion for sleep science and education to this pivotal position.

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Erica Schwebs

“We are thrilled to welcome Erica as our new Education Manager,” said Prof. Dr. Pierre-Hervé Luppi, President of the Board at ESRS. “This appointment underscores our commitment to advancing sleep education in Europe.”

The newly appointed Education Manager will spearhead ESRS’s educational efforts, working closely with the Education Committee and other ESRS bodies to support sleep schools and new projects. In collaboration with these entities, Erica will focus on enhancing existing programmes and introducing innovative initiatives to meet the evolving needs of the sleep science community.

Key responsibilities include overseeing flagship programmes such as the Sleep Medicine Textbook and Sleep Medicine Examinations (from 2025) for somnologists and technologists, which serve as foundational pillars of ESRS Education.

“This appointment marks a clear step forward in our mission to elevate sleep education to new heights,” added Prof. Dr. Tiina Paunio, Education Committee Chair. “We are confident that ESRS will continue to lead the way in promoting excellence in sleep science education and shaping the future of the field.”

As ESRS embarks on this exciting journey with its newly appointed Education Manager, the society reaffirms its commitment to fostering collaboration, innovation, and excellence in sleep education across Europe. This appointment signifies a significant milestone in ESRS’s ongoing efforts to secure a brighter future for sleep education and research on the continent.

For more information about ESRS and its educational initiatives, please visit esrs.eu.

About ESRS: The European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting research, education, and clinical practice in the field of sleep medicine. With a diverse membership comprising sleep scientists, clinicians, and healthcare professionals, ESRS is at the forefront of advancing sleep science and improving sleep health across Europe.

Contact: esrs@esrs.eu