Sleep Europe 2022 Updates

Sleep Europe 2022 is only 10 days away and the 26th Congress of the ESRS is going to be a monumental event for many reasons: 

  • Celebrating the 50th anniversary of ESRS 
  • We’ll be distributing the first printed copy of the Journal of Sleep Research since 2011 
  • The first ever hybrid (online & on-site) ESRS Congress 
  • One of the largest ESRS Congress ever, with well over 2,000 registered participants! 

In addition to these significant feats, there are several other highlights which will cement Sleep Europe 2022’s place in history – and why you shouldn’t miss it. 

The Lancet Symposium 

We are proud to host The Lancet satellite symposium on Friday, 30 September 2022 at 12:15 EEST. Join the symposium organised by world’s oldest and most renowned medical journal as they discuss Sleep and sleep disorders: a clarion call to clinicians. 

The programme will focus on the underdiagnosis of sleep disorders, excessive daytime sleepiness, the broader impact of insomnia & the need to understand treatments, circadian rhythms and the anthropology of sleep. Here are more details on the programme. 

Teaching Courses 

Sleep Europe 2022 will feature more teaching courses than previous congresses, and participation allows you to earn between 3 and 6 CME credits. These courses are only available on-site and are offered in morning and afternoon sessions. None of the courses have reached capacity at this point but space is limited, so secure your place today. 

  • Somnology Essentials – must-know for the ESRS Somnologist – 6.00 CME 
  • Translational Sleep Medicine: from basic to clinical – 3.00 CME 
  • Advanced approaches to parasomnias – 3.00 CME 
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to enhance sleep and improve cognition – 3.00 CME 
  • Year in Review Basic – 3.00 CME 
  • Year in Review Clinical – 3.00 CME 

European Network Sessions 

Sleep Europe 2022 will mark the introduction of two new networks and all networks have agreed to host sessions open to all attendees who are interested in the field and would like to learn more. Browse the programmes they have put together and join your favorite EU Network on Wednesday, 28 September from 18:00 – 19:30 EEST.

Following the Network sessions, ESRS invites all participants to an open-air networking of networks session in the Atrium from 19:00 to 20:00 EEST.

ECRN/GEF Evening Social & Quiz

Complete your Wednesday evening with a visit to the off-site Evening Social & Quiz organised by the Early Career Researchers Network (ECRN) and The Gender Equality Forum (GEF) and supported by Avadel.

Put together a team or just show up and test your knowledge in Sleep, ESRS and other topics. Led by a professional Quiz master. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is planned to immediately follow the EU Networks Networking from 20:20 to 22:20 EEST and will take place at the Athens Sports Bar. Athens Sports Bar, 3A Veikou Street,  Makryianni, GR 117-42, +30 210 9235811


As mentioned before, this will be our first hybrid congress where you can also participate online from the comfort of your home or office. Registration for online participation will remain open until the end of the congress as you’ll be able to watch all live-streamed and recorded scientific sessions and access e-posters. This material will be available on-demand on the digital congress platform for 6 months post-congress (until 31 March 2023).

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Athens soon. 

ESRS Reminders

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Recent publications from ESRS members

  1. Sparasci et al. (2022). Fatigue, sleepiness and depression in multiple sclerosis: defining the overlaps for a better phenotyping. J Neurol. 
  2. Bastian et al. (2022). Spindle-slow oscillation coupling correlates with memory performance and connectivity changes in a hippocampal network after sleep. Hum Brain Mapp. 
  3. Rantanen, Hollmen & Bachour (2022). Migraine may disturb sleep perception during sleep onset: a retrospective data analysis. J Clin Sleep Med. 
  4. Bettega et al. (2022). Application of Inverse-Probability-of-Treatment Weighting to Estimate the Effect of Daytime Sleepiness in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 
  5. Eide et al. (2022). Altered glymphatic enhancement of cerebrospinal fluid tracer in individuals with chronic poor sleep quality. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 
  6. Meloni et al. (2022). Preliminary finding of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of 5-hydroxytryptophan on REM sleep behavior disorder in Parkinson’s disease. Sleep Breath. 
  7. Hamill et al. (2022). Does Daylength Affect Sleep and Mental Health Symptoms during Behavioral Interventions for Insomnia? Behav Sleep Med. 
  8. Ludwig et al. (2022). Cellular Immune Dysfunction in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Front Surg. 
  9. Celik, Balcan & Peker (2022). CPAP Intervention as an Add-On Treatment to Lipid-Lowering Medication in Coronary Artery Disease Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the RICCADSA Trial. J Clin Med. 
  10. Øverby et al. (2022). Shared decision making: A novel approach to personalized treatment in obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Med X. 
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