Sleep and Breathing 2015

The Sleep and Breathing conference is the largest pan-European meeting of its type and the only meeting offering an integrated approach to the investigation and treatment of sleep disorders.

In Barcelona 2015, the focus remains predominantly on sleep breathing disorders and our programme will cover as well other sleep-related areas of paediatrics, obesity, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, psychology, psychiatry and neurology.

Registration is open

Register for the third Sleep and Breathing conference and join thousands of other medical professionals with an interest in respiratory sleep disorders and other related dyssomnias.

The Early Bird Registration is now open!
Deadline: 29 January 2015, 24:00CET

Register now

Find out more on Registration Fees.

Organising Committee

Chairs
Prof. Walter McNicholas, Prof. Anita Simonds
Vice Chairs
Prof. Claudio Bassetti, Prof. Johan Verbraecken
Committee Members
Prof. Stefan Andreas, Prof. Marisa Bonsignore, Prof. Wilfried De Backer, Prof. Lino Nobili, Prof. Javier Puertas, Prof. Josep M Montserrat, Prof. Joan Santamaria

Abstract submission

The aim of the Sleep and Breathing Conference is to support the exchange of knowledge among the international scientific community. Writing an abstract for this conference is an important way for you to communicate your scientific research or clinical practice with your peers.

The Abstract submission and Bursary application is now open.

Submit your abstract before 7 November 2014. Login on MyERS ->> and choose the menu "abstract" ->> select the event Sleep & Breathing Conference 2015.

Authors of accepted abstracts have been contacted. The schedule of the abstracts is on the programme. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.

Authors of abstracts will be presenting their work on Thursday and Friday from 13:45 to 14:45. These discussions will be supported by key senior leaders of the programme.

The scientific programme committee encourages submission of abstracts describing original research into all areas of respiratory and sleep medicine including those related to the main themes of the conference.

The submission is free of any charge.

Advance programme

The conference is organised jointly by the ERS and ESRS and supported by other leading European societies that recognise the need for a transitional approach to the management of sleep disorders. This innovative, educational programme focuses on sleep and breathing disorders but will also provide significant insights into a wide range of related conditions.

The Sleep and Breathing Conference 2015 is the largest educational event of its kind in Europe and boasts a highly accomplished European faculty.

List of supporting societies:

  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • European Association for the Study of Obesity
  • European Paediatric Association
  • European Psychiatric Association
  • PanAfrican Thoracic Society
  • Spanish Respiratory Society (SEPAR)
  • Spanish Sleep Society (SES)

list to be continued...

Programme Overview

Type

Session Title

Start

End

Thursday 16 April, 2015

Opening Session

Sleep   research: year in review

08:00

10:00

Specialised Symposium

Sleep apnoea   across life-span

10:30

12:00

Specialised Symposium

Sleep movement disorders

10:30

12:00

Specialised Symposium

Narcolepsy   and idiopathic hypersomnolence: diagnostic and management challenges

10:30

12:00

Breakout Session

Behaviour   modification in obstructive sleep apnoea: a rewarding strategy

12:30

13:30

Breakout Session

So you want   to be a sleep practitioner!

12:30

13:30

Thematic Poster

Posters of   accepted abstracts will be manned by their authors. Faculty will coordinate   the interactions between authors and delegates.

13:45

14:45

Practical Workshops

Hands-on   practical training will be available to all delegates, through demonstrations   led jointly by the faculty and industry materials.

13:45

14:45

Plenary Session

Screening for   sleep disordered breathing

15:15

17:15

Evening Symposia

These   sessions are organised by the industry

17:30

19:00

Opening Reception

The   Organising Committee is inviting all delegates to join them at the Opening   Reception of the 2015 Sleep and Breathing Conference!

19:00

20:30

Friday 17 April, 2015

Specialised Symposium

Sleep in   pulmonary disease: a forgotten dimension

08:00

09:30

Specialised Symposium

Upper airway   surgery and stimulation in OSA

08:00

09:30

Specialised Symposium

Tired but   wired: personal and population consequences of sleep deprivation

08:00

09:30

Plenary Session

State of the   art: heart disease and sleep disordered breathing

10:00

12:00

Breakout Session

Telemedicine in OSA patients

12:30

13:30

Breakout Session

Open issues   in the daily management of OSA patients

12:30

13:30

Thematic Poster

Posters of accepted   abstracts will be manned by their authors. Faculty will coordinate the   interactions between authors and delegates.

13:45

14:45

Practical Workshops

Hands-on   practical training will be available to all delegates, through demonstrations   led jointly by the faculty and industry materials.

13:45

14:45

Plenary Session

Sleepiness:   causes, evaluation and management

15:15

17:15

Specialised Symposium

Paediatric   sleep and breathing beyond adenoid and tonsils: sleep-disordered breathing in   children with abnormal respiratory control, upper airway dysfunction or lung   disease

17:30

19:00

Specialised Symposium

Sleep,   cognitive function and memory: what have we learnt?

17:30

19:00

Specialised Symposium

Obesity,   hypoxia and sleep-disordered breathing: a complex interaction

17:30

19:00

Saturday 18 April, 2015

Specialised Symposium

Pathophysiology   of sleep-disordered breathing and neurological control of breathing: from   physiology to pathology

08:00

09:30

Specialised Symposium

Noninvasive   mechanical ventilation from traditional to new modes

08:00

09:30

Specialised Symposium

Chronobiology   and circadian disorders: an introduction for clinicians

08:00

09:30

Plenary Session

New paradigms in insomnia

10:00

12:00

Breakout Session

Genetics in sleep apnoea

12:30

13:30

Breakout Session

Complex cases   in sleep-disordered breathing and comorbidities

12:30

13:30

Specialised Symposium

Sleepiness   and accidents: legal aspects and countermeasures

14:30

16:00

Specialised Symposium

Sleep-disordered   breathing in neurological disorders

14:30

16:00

Specialised Symposium

Mild OSA: is   it really at risk?

14:30

16:00

Closing Session

Future   directions in the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing

16:15

17:15

 

Key dates

24.09.2014: Opening of the registration

29.01.2015: Early Bird deadline

late August 2014: opening abstract's submission

7 November 2014: abstract's submission closing

Organising Committee 2015

Chairs
Prof. Walter McNicholas, Prof. Anita Simonds
Vice Chairs
Prof. Claudio Bassetti, Prof. Johan Verbraecken
Committee Members
Prof. Stefan Andreas, Prof. Marisa Bonsignore, Prof. Wilfried De Backer, Prof. Lino Nobili, Prof. Javier Puertas, Prof. Josep M Montserrat, Prof. Joan Santamaria

Registration

The Early Bird Registration is now open!

Register

Registration Fees

early bird

up to January 29th, 24:00CET

standard fee

from January 30th
ERS/ESRS Member €395 €441
Non-Member €451 €503
Physiotherapists, technicians and nurses €316 €352
Day Pass - ERS/ESRS Member €160
Day Pass - Non-Member €184
Day Pass - Physiotherapists, technicians and nurses €129

 

Reduced fee for Residents of country having a GPN per capital below $10,000

early bird

up to January 29th, 24:00CET

standard fee

from January 30th
ERS/ESRS Member €198 €221
Non-Member €226 €252
Physiotherapists, technicians and nurses €158 €176
Day Pass - ERS/ESRS Member €80
Day Pass - Non-Member €92
Day Pass - Physiotherapists, technicians and nurses €64

Venue

The Sleep and Breathing Conference 2015 will take place in the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona (adjacent to the hotel Rey Juan Carlos).

 


Important Dates


sleep-handbook

ERS Handbook of respiratory sleep medicine

Endorsed by ESRS

Accredited by European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP)