July 2013

(Published in: ESRS Newsletter July 2013, click here to go to Table of Contents)

European Insomnia Network (EIN)

The European Insomnia Network had its most recent meeting in Freiburg at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy from July 10 to 12, 2013. An interesting programme had been put together reflecting the different facets of insomnia research in Europe. One aim of the meeting was be to prepare a so-called COST application to be funded by the EU. Cost programmes are not aiming at funding research, but serve primarily to support networking in certain fields of research and medicine. It will be the aim of this initiative to obtain funding for supporting the activities of the European Insomnia Network. This goal will be pursued by Dieter Riemann when putting together the COST application with several colleagues from Europe in the next two months.

The meeting in Freiburg hosted guests and speakers from the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Other activities discussed included the creation or further development of epidemiological databases like, for example, the already established SLEEPIO or the Netherlands sleep registry.

Freiburg, July 15, 2013

Dieter Riemann