eSleep Europe 2023 ESRS Joint Session with WSS (Public Health)

For this Sleep Science Friday publication, we are happy to have Dr. Phyllis Zee, the President of the World Sleep Society (WSS), introducing the ESRS – WSS joint session, that will take place in the afternoon of the 3rd day of the eSleep Europe 2023 Virtual Congress. The congress will last 3 days, from 4 to 6 October and will be fully online. Take a peek below to discover more of what will be presented on the 6th of October for the European Sleep Research Society joint session with the World Sleep Society (under the Public Health track).

ESRS Joint Session with the World Sleep Society (WSS)

6th October afternoon session (15:30-16:30 CEST)

Joint Session Chairs

Dr. Damien Leger

Dr. Damien Leger

France (ESRS)
Professor of Medicine, University of Paris, Paris, France. Head of the Sleep and Vigilance Center of the Hôtel-Dieu, University of Paris-APHP, France. Director of the Research Unit EA 7330 VIFASOM of the University of Paris, France. President of the French Sleep Research and Medicine Society (SFRMS).

Dr. Phyllis Zee

Dr. Phyllis Zee

United States of America (WSS)
Professor in Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology at Northwestern University, Illinois, United States of America. Director of the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine and Chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, United States of America. President of the World Sleep Society (WSS).

Promoting global sleep and circadian health, with a focus on diversity and health disparities

This joint ESRS and World Sleep Society (WSS) session will discuss the challenges and opportunities in promoting global sleep and circadian health, with a focus on diversity and health disparities.

Healthy sleep and circadian functioning are essential for physical and mental health, as well as overall wellbeing. Yet across the world, understanding of the state of sleep and circadian health in developing countries and in people living in socially and economically disadvantaged environments, has been limited. Poor sleep and circadian health in these populations can potentially increase the risk for co-morbid cardiometabolic, psychiatric and neurological disorders. In this exciting session, we bring together experts working in the areas of sleep epidemiology and sleep disorders such as insomnia and shift work and we will learn how their research is helping to develop approaches to improve sleep health across the world.

Co-Chairs: Erna Sif Arnardottir, Iceland (ESRS) and Vikki Revell, UK (BSS)

Session Line-up

Digital applications to treat insomnia: a gamechanger for general insomnia care?

Dieter Riemann, Germany 

Sleep health disparities and health equity

Kristen Knutson, United States of America

Environmental and social determinants of sleep

Chandra Jackson, United States of America

Implications of shift work: A health and safety perspective

Fran Pilkington-Cheney, United Kingdom

"This session is dedicated to the Public Health track, and we will be hearing from top experts from Europe and North America will discuss their research on the timely and important topic of disparities in sleep and sleep medicine and approaches to promote of sleep and circadian health at the population level, but also for sleep disorders, such as insomnia from an international perspective."

Free for ESRS, WSS and all supporting societies' members

Secure your space at the eSleep Europe Virtual Congress 2023.

Co-Chairs: Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, United Kingdom (ESRS) and Antoine Adamantidis, Switzerland (FENS-EJN)

Recent publications from ESRS members

  1. Sarkanen et al. (2023). Association between hypersomnolence and the COVID-19 pandemic: The International COVID-19 Sleep Study (ICOSS). Sleep Med.
  2. de Feijter et al. (2023). The Cross-Sectional Association Between Tinnitus and Actigraphy-Estimated Sleep in a Population- Based Cohort of Middle-Aged and Elderly Persons. Ear Hear.
  3. Steinmetz et al. (2023). Adherence to sleep restriction therapy – An evaluation of existing measures. J Sleep Res.
  4. Morssinkhof et al. (2023). Sex hormones, insomnia, and sleep quality: Subjective sleep in the first year of hormone use in transgender persons. Sleep Med.
  5. Yu et al. (2023). HLA in isolated REM sleep behavior disorder and Lewy body dementia. Ann Clin Transl Neurol.
  6. Stefani et al. (2023). Isolated rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder: clinical and research implications. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry.
  7. Castelnovo et al. (2023). Origin, synchronization, and propagation of sleep slow waves in children. Neuroimage.
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