ESRS Newsletter August 2018

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Fellow Members,

We are now rapidly approaching the dates of our Congress in Basel and all indications are that this will be a highly successful meeting. The registration statistics indicate that we are on track to approximate the record attendance at our last Congress in Bologna and the Scientific Programme promises a highly rewarding and varied content.

AN UPDATE ON THE ESRS 2018 CONGRESS IN BASEL

With already 1’300 booked participants from 62 countries, we are looking forward to a high-qualitative and international congress. Currently, Switzerland, Portugal and the Netherlands are leading the list of countries of origin. 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.

AGENDA OF THE ESRS BUSINESS MEETING

Date: 27 September 2018, 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Room Montreal, Congress Center Basel, Switzerland

  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. Proposal and Voting of ESRS Bylaws Amendment
    (published in the August 2018 issue of the ESRS newsletter)
  10. ESRS Congress 2022 (Proposal and Voting)    
  11. 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 Basel, 27 September 2018, new members for the Board and the Scientific Committee will need to be elected.

ESRS 2018 FOOTBALL MATCH, BASEL

Dear ESRS Members,

As a tradition of the ESRS congresses, the football match will take place in Basel, on Wednesday, 26th September 2018, starting at 20.00h.

As a team, you will drive together to the football field, located in the beautiful suburb Riehen.
By tram it’s just a 15-minutes’ drive.

Let’s continue the World Cup in Basel and help your team to bring the ESRS soccer trophy 2018 home. You decide if you play for the “North” or the “South” team, depending on whether you associate with the North or the South of Europe (… or of the World).

If you are interested in participating in this great event as player, send your reply to ESRS@congrex.com and indicate your preferred team.

You don’t want to play actively but would like to support your team? No problem, supporters are highly welcome.

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

We are looking forward to meeting you soon in Basel.

Your Congress Secretariat of
24th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) 2018

ESRS SLEEP SCIENCE SCHOOL 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.

JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH NEWS

When do you drink yours?

The Open Access article Caffeine dosing strategies to optimize alertness during sleep loss from Francisco G. VitalLopez, Sridhar Ramakrishnan, Tracy J. Doty, Thomas J. Balkin and Jaques Reifman, explaining the best time to drink coffee for optimal alertness, has featured in over 50 news articles and over 250 Tweets from all over the world.

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).

ESRS ENDORSED TRAINING, COURSES & EVENTS

OTHER TRAINING & COURSES

EVENTS OF AFFILIATED NATIONAL SLEEP SOCIETIES

NEW MEMBERS

The Society welcomes the following new members:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

APPENDIX: BYLAWS AMENDMENT PROPOSAL

Proposed changes to the Articles of Association of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) e.V.

Four modifications are proposed by the ESRS Board and will be voted on by ESRS members at the ESRS Business Meeting to take place on Thursday, 27.09.2018 in Basel, Switzerland.