Join Sleep Europe 2022

The ESRS has enjoyed a long history of congresses, since the first one was held in Basel, Switzerland in 1972. Fast forward to 2022, we are celebrating 50 years of fulfilling our mission to promote all aspects of sleep research and sleep medicine, improve the care for patients with sleep disorders, and facilitate the dissemination of information regarding sleep research and sleep medicine. 

We are pleased to announce that registration for Sleep Europe 2022, our 26th congress, is now officially open.  

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our 2020 congress was changed to an online version, so the last time we had a physical conference was in 2018 in Basel, Switzerland. So much has changed since then, not just in the world, but also in sleep medicine and sleep research.  

Sleep Europe 2022 comes to us in a time where our lives have been upended, and we are looking forward to networking and sharing the latest findings, breakthroughs and research with you, in-person, after such a long time. It will be a unique conference in many regards, but you have to join us there to experience it.

What to expect at Sleep Europe 2022

Teaching Courses

Sleep Europe 2022 marks the debut of ESRS’s own full day teaching course to prepare for the ESRS examination. This all-day event will be held on Tuesday, 27-September, ahead of the congress for the exam on 30-Sepember (onsite).  

The course entitled: Somnology Essentials – must-know for the ESRS Somnologist, aims to rehearse key topics of sleep medicine, based on the novel updates in the Sleep Medicine Textbook, 2nd Edition, and will be presented by 12 of the expert speakers who made substantial contributions to the textbook.

Please note that all teaching courses will only be available onsite. You can already register for this and all six teaching courses, space is limited in each course to preserve the quality of the teaching.

Keynote Presentations 

With 8 keynote speakers confirmed, Sleep Europe 2022 will feature more keynote speakers than ever before. They represent the range of educational tracks which is also reflected in the scientific programme.

We’re pleased to note that we have struck a perfect 50/50 gender balance among the keynote speakers.This is a major step in the fulfilment of one of the Gender Equality Forum’s long-term objectives, to “create a culture of inclusivity and gender equality” within the ESRS. 

Journal of Sleep Research – Special Edition 

ESRS, together with the Chief Editor, Dieter Riemann, are working on a special issue of the Journal of Sleep Research to celebrate 50 years of ESRS, Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research in Europe. This special edition will be offered as a printed journal as an anniversary gift for all participants in Athens.  

We anticipate a ground-breaking congress this year, and truly look forward to welcoming you all back to the era of face-to-face conferences at Sleep Europe in Athens. We encourage you to register early, to take advantage of the best prices (early bird registration deadline: 5 July).

See you in Athens! 


Apply for Research Grants

The ESRS has recently launched a grant in support of Ukrainians leaving Ukraine due to the conflict. This research grant is for a 3-month study stay aimed at sleep researchers, investigators, scientists and clinicians. 
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 
More details here. 

The ESRS supported by our corporate member Bioprojet, is offering a 10.000 € grant to support a young physician working in the field of daytime sleepiness. The grant should support an ongoing or new research project and should be completed within three years. 
Application Deadline: 24 June 2022 
More details here.

Recent publications from ESRS members

  1. Bassetti et al. (2022). The EAN Brain Health Strategy: One Brain, One Life, One Approach. Eur J Neurol. 
  2. Liguori et al. (2022). Effects of melatonin prolonged-release on both sleep and motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease: a preliminary evidence. Neurol Sci. 
  3. Mutti et al (2022). Sleep macro- and micro-structure in autoimmune encephalitis: single case report from the subacute phase of the disease to the follow-up. Neurocase. 
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