Report on World Sleep 2017 (Prague, October 7-11, 2017)

The inaugural World Sleep Society Congress held in Prague from October 7-11 was a considerable success with about 2,500 participants. This bringing together of the previous World Association of Sleep Medicine and World Sleep Federation is a welcome development and ESRS is a founding member of WSS with representation on the governing council.

ESRS was well represented at the Congress with members participating in many symposia during the congress and the programme also included a joint ESRS-WSS symposium on sleepiness and accidents.

Several ESRS groups held meetings during the congress including the European members of the International Biomarker Working Group and the joint ESRS-ANSS Task Force “Beyond the AHI”. Plans are developing to establish a European Task Force on Biomarkers in sleep together with the European Biological Rhythms Society.

Walter McNicholas