UPDATE ON ESRS SLEEP MEDICINE EXAMINATION

Published in ESRS Newsletter July 2018

 

The 7th Examination of Certification in Sleep Medicine and the 5th Examination of Certification in Sleep Medicine for Sleep Technologists will take place on 25 September 2018 in Basel (football stadium FC Basel, St Jakobs-Strasse 395). The Examination Subcommittee approved 108 participants for the Somnologist examination and 38 for the Technologist examination. The examination for Somnologists will now comprise two parts, an extended theoretical part and another one focusing on practical skills and knowledges. Moreover, additional reading covering topics on sleep and pediatrics has been provided to the Somnologist candidates. The examination for Technologists will comprise, as earlier, both theoretical and practical parts. Both parts must be successfully passed in order to qualify for certification.

The 2019 ESRS Examination in Sleep Medicine will be held in Marseille, France, in April, alongside the Sleep and Breathing Conference. The online-application will start on 1 October and close on 30 November 2018.

A round table “Education and accreditation procedures for Sleep Medicine: meeting the needs” will be organized during the ESRS meeting in Basel on Friday, 28 September 2018. The discussion will involve the topic of ESRS examination.