Update on ESRS Congress Activities

Published in ESRS Newsletter July 2018


ESRS 2018

With 866 submitted abstracts from 33 countries, we would like to sincerely thank all authors! The Scientific Committee was impressed with the high quality of many abstracts and it made it very hard for the Committee to choose the best ones for oral presentation. All accepted abstracts will be published in online supplement of the Journal of Sleep Research (Wiley) as well as on the website of the 24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society. The final programme will be published the soonest on the congress website www.esrs-congress.eu.

For this year, there are new, innovative session formats, which allow more time for interaction and less temporal overlaps. Extended duration of poster sessions during lunchtime and professional guided poster tours will give posters the importance and visibility they deserve.

We are proud to have Emmanuel Mignot (“Sleep analytics and BioMarkers”), Charalambos P Kyriacou (“Molecular analysis of biological clocks. Beyond circadian rhythms”), Susan Redline (“Sex and gender differences in sleep apnea: A window into understanding disease susceptibility”) and Wen-Biao Gan (“Learning and sleep-dependent dendritic spine plasticity and maintenance”) as keynote speakers at ESRS 2018.

For the first time, there will be two evening talks on Wednesday, 26 September 2018, accessible to the general public. Topics will be insomnia and sleep apnea, the event free of charge. Further information will be available in August 2018 on the congress website.

According to ESRS tradition, this meeting will provide a congenial atmosphere for everyone to learn, exchange ideas, observe the latest developments in sleep medicine, and sleep research.
The beautiful city of Basel will offer the perfect surrounding to spend 4 exciting days. Make sure to attend the Networking Event on Tuesday, 25th September in the evening at the congress centre.
After a first exciting day of science and education at the congress, it is time to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere to network with your colleagues and friends.
Towards the end of the congress, on the evening of Thursday 27th September, the Networking Get-together will take place in the historical “Alte Markthalle” of Basel. A wide variety of food from Argentina, Afghanistan, Thailand, India, Caribbean, Greece and Local food, to name just a few options, are served here.
Don’t forget to book your ticket for both events when you register. The next registration deadline will be on 15th August and will still allow you to considerably save on the registration fees.

There are also 5 great teaching courses and Natus Clinical PSG/PG Scoring & Interpretation workshop for which you can register. Registration can be done online at the congress website www.esrs-congress.eu.

ESRS 2020

Seville in Spain has been chosen as the venue for the ESRS 2020 congress. Initial preparations to organise the congress have already started, and the ESRS Board is looking forward to holding the congress from 22 - 25 September 2020 in this cultural city.

ESRS 2022

Many interesting venues have submitted their bid for ESRS 2022 congress. The shortlisted venues will be announced in the September issue of the ESRS newsletter and presented during the ESRS 2018 congress in Basel.