ESRS Newsletter August 2016

UPDATE ON ESRS 2016 CONGRESS

With already more than 1,500 registered participants from 60 different countries, this year’s congress promises a record in participant numbers (final numbers in 2010/2012/2014: 1560/1404/1568 participants). Registration is still possible, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this great opportunity for learning about the latest research results on sleep research and sleep medicine.

The scientific programme includes 5 teaching courses, symposia, video sessions, round tables and case discussions as well as oral and poster presentations. The detailed scientific programme can be found at the congress website www.esrs-congress.eu.

Participants will not only benefit from scientific exchange during the formal activities and informal meetings with international colleagues from different backgrounds but will also have the chance to explore the city of Bologna and experience the Italian lifestyle or “la dolce vita.”

The best opportunity to do so is the Networking Get-Together, which will take place at Palazzo Isolani, one of the most beautiful and important historical buildings in the city centre of Bologna. The Local Organising Committee was able to book this historic and richly decorated palace for a great evening with Italian snacks and drinks. Don’t miss this unique occasion, so book your ticket now at www.esrs-congress.eu.

AGENDA OF THE ESRS BUSINESS MEETING

Date:   15 September 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 
Venue: Lecture Hall B, Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi, Bologna, Italy

  1. Opening by the President of the ESRS
  2. Determination of the Election Assistance
  3. Acceptance of the Minutes of the Previous Business Meeting
  4. Report of the Activities of the ESRS
  5. Report of the Treasurer
  6. Discharge of the Board
  7. Election of the Members of the Board of Officers
  8. Election of the Scientific Committee
  9. ESRS Congress 2020 (Proposal and Voting)
  10. Miscellaneous (Results of election)

REMINDER: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE ESRS BOARD AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

In the course of the upcoming Business Meeting at the ESRS congress in Bologna, 15 September 2016, new members for the Board and the Scientific Committee will need to be elected.

ESRS 2016 FOOTBALL MATCH, BOLOGNA

As a tradition of the ESRS congresses, the football match will take place in Bologna on Wednesday, September 14th, at 20.30h.

The football field (green synthetic grass) is within walking distance (12 min) from the Congress venue.

Due to my role in the organization of the Congress, but, mostly, to my well-established expertise in the last 28 years as either a player or a coach, I have been put in charge of advertising the event and to start recruiting players, who can freely decide to play for the "North" or for the "South" teams, according to their feeling of belonging to the North or the South of Europe (... or of the World).

Thus, I ask those who are interested in participating in this great event, as either a player or a supporter, to send your reply to roberto.amici@unibo.it with a copy to stefano.bastianini3@unibo.it. Players are also kindly asked to indicate their preferred team.

We are also looking for a couple of "reliable" referees. Any volunteers?

Looking forward to meeting you soon in Bologna.

Best regards,

Roberto Amici
Local Chair

SLEEP MEDICINE TEXTBOOK

Editors:    Claudio Bassetti, Zoran Dogas, Philippe Peigneux
Publisher: European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)

The Sleep Medicine Textbook provides comprehensive, all-in-one educational material (550 pages) structured around the Catalogue of knowledge and skills for sleep medicine (Penzel et al. 2014, Journal of Sleep Research).

OTHER TRAINING & COURSES

EVENTS OF AFFILIATED NATIONAL SLEEP SOCIETIES

NEW MEMBERS

The Society welcomes the following new members:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES