2nd ESRS Sleep Science School "Sleep and Aging" (2019)

2nd ESRS Sleep Science School "Sleep & Aging" to be held September 29-October 4, 2019

After the success of the 1st ESRS Sleep Science School "Neural Networks in Sleep" organized in October 2017, the ESRS board has decided to continue supporting the organization of thematic schools aimed at gathering early career sleep scientists around different fundamental topics, allowing them to gain knowledge, share their work and experience, meet experienced researchers, develop opportunities and create novel networks of excellence.

The second edition of the ESRS Sleep Science School will focus on "Sleep and Aging", and will be held again at the Villa Clythia in the city of Frejus at the Mediterranean Sea (South France), from 29 September to 4 October 2019. ESRS board members Philippe Peigneux, Pierre-Herve Luppi, Lino Nobili and Tom de Boer will coordinate this 2nd edition.

The programme will be highly proactive and aimed at a maximal involvement of participants. It will include communications by international sleep experts on Sleep and Aging topics (both human and animal work), but also presentation and discussion of the participants' own research, workshop interactive sessions aimed at writing research grants and proposals, and in-depth exchanges between early career and experienced researchers. Importantly, all faculty members will be present during the entire week, participate in the group activities, and be available for theoretical and practical discussions with early career researchers.

Currently confirmed faculty members are international sleep experts Julie Carrier (CA), Debra Skene (UK), Tarja Stenberg (FI), Lino Nobili (IT), Tom de Boer (NL), Pierre-Hervé Luppi (FR) and Philippe Peigneux (BE).

Like for the first edition, a limited number of ESRS grants will be offered to support participation opportunities for all researchers within Europe and abroad. Further information on the application procedures and a detailed scientific programme will be provided after the upcoming 24th ESRS meeting in Basel.

On behalf of the school organizing committee,

Philippe Peigneux