Sleep Europe 2022 Programme Updates

With just under 2 months to go until Sleep Europe 2022, the first in-person congress since 2018, we are excited to provide you with a few updates to the scientific programme.

Networking Get Together 

The official Sleep Europe 2022 networking get together will be held on Thursday, September 29 from 20:30 to 01:30 (after the Business Meeting). It will be held at the Exclusive Club House at the Tennis Club Acropolis View. The restaurant with its lovely terrace is located next to the temple of Olympian Zeus and opposite the Zappeion Gardens, and offers a spectacular view over the Acropolis. Located within the historical centre of Athens, the club house can easily be reached by foot, or public transport.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new inspiring fellow researchers who share your interests. We invite you to register to secure your spot, as we will be capping attendance at 250 attendees. Let’s spend an amazing evening together after such a long time of not seeing each other. A wide variety of Greek cuisine will be served, and a DJ will ensure that you hit the dancefloor after dinner. The buffet and open bar will be available from 20:30 until 00:00 (after that time, drinks will be at the expense of the participants).

Special Interest Network Sessions 

You might have noticed several new (and existing) network sessions the evening of Wednesday, 28 September. In a new move, these network sessions will not be closed for members only as before – now it will be open to all Sleep Europe 2022 attendees who are interested in the field and would like to learn more, and possibly even join the network. 

Additionally, it is the intention to create and launch new networks (for Pediatric and Basic Research), so for those interested in those areas, mark the date and location, but keep an eye out for the final programme. 

Opening Ceremony Highlights 

This year marks 50 years as a society, and we plan to open our 26th congress with great celebration. We have a great line up in store for all attending (live or online). We’ve already identified four of the Young Scientist Awardees who will present, and stay tuned to find out the winners of the European Sleep Science Award and the Daytime Sleepiness Research Grant.

Oral Sessions

Selected abstracts have now been allocated to 23 Oral Sessions (or a total of 26 hours) spread between Wednesday and Friday, 28-30 September. You can already decide on which ones you’d like to join, with the exception of late breaking abstracts where submission is still ongoing. There’s still some time to submit yours before the 16-August deadline.

CME Credits

If you weren’t already aware, “The 26th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Athens, Greece, 27/09/2022- 30/09/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 23 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.” 

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities. 

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.” 

Don’t forget to keep the reminders below in mind – these deadlines are coming up! 

ESRS Reminders

ESRS-GEF Childcare Support Grant

This grant aims to provide financial support to parents to cover childcare expenses on-site or at home to enable attendance at the 26th congress of the ESRS, Sleep Europe 2022 in Athens, Greece. If at the time of the congress you have childcare obligations, we encourage you to apply.
Deadline: 9 August 2022
More details here.

Sleep Europe 2022 Late Breaking Abstract Submission

We are currently accepting submissions for late breaking abstracts. These abstracts should contain data or relevant information that was not yet known or available by the normal submission deadline (26 April 2022) for it to be accepted.
Deadline: 16 August 2022
More details here.

Call for Photos – ESRS 50th Anniversary

We are requesting your help in putting together a slide show to celebrate 50 years of ESRS, sleep research and sleep medicine in Europe. Please send us any photos you might have from ESRS any events or meetings over the years that we can showcase.
Deadline: 26 August 2022
More details here.

Sleep Europe 2022 Regular Registration

The ESRS Board is pleased to announce that regular registration is now open for Sleep Europe 2022 in September in Athens, Greece. We look forward to seeing you there in-person for an exciting programme including new teaching courses, more keynote speakers than ever before and numerous sessions based on our six educational tracks.
Deadline (Regular Registration): 30 August 2022
View the entire scientific programme and register today.

Become More Active in the ESRS

The Sleep Medicine Committee is seeking an effective member to fill the position of Chair for the committee. This is one of our largest and most productive committee’s, with four working groups dedicated to promoting clinical sleep medicine as its own healthcare discipline.
Deadline: 15 August 2022
More details here.

The ESRS Board invites you to submit nominations for members of the 2022 – 20224 ESRS Board and Scientific Committee. This is an excellent way in which you can get more involved in the society and contribute in an even greater way to the sleep science field.
Deadline: 14 September 2022
More details here.

Recent publications from ESRS members

  1. Medvedeva et al. (2022). The Prognostic Role of Polysomnography Parameters in Heart Failure Patients with Previous Decompensation. J Clin Med.
  2. Orsini et al. (2022). Driving simulator performance worsens after the Spring transition to Daylight Saving Time. iScience.
  3. Sterling et al. (2022). Impact of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Adherence on Outcomes in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med.
  4. Filchenko et al. (2022). [Brain damage in sleep-disordered breathing: the role of glia (clinical aspects)]. Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova.
  5. Schreiner et al. (2022). Sleep spindle and slow wave activity in Parkinson disease with excessive daytime sleepiness. Sleep.
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