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.

Organising Committee

Prof. Walter McNicholas, Prof. Anita Simonds
Vice Chairs
Prof. Claudio Bassetti, Prof. Johan Verbraecken
Committee Members
Prof. Stefan Andreas, 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 will open in August 2014.

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...

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


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


ERS Handbook of respiratory sleep medicine

Endorsed by ESRS

Accredited by European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP)