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The 2016 Sleep Summit


Sleep Summit 2016

The 2016 Sleep Summit

22nd – 24th November, London

 Event website: http://www.SleepSummit2016.com


This international interdisciplinary event is an open forum for discussion of all scientific and clinical aspects of sleep related issues and disorders.

This event will discuss the latest research on primary parasomnias and dyssomnias, the effect of illness on sleep quality, and the role of sleep in growth and development.

Dr Abd A Tahrani (Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham, UK) will discuss obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in patients with diabetes mellitus. “Diabetes-related microvascular complications have a devastating impact on patients, their relatives, the health care system and the wider society. Since OSA is very common in patients with diabetes mellitus, this suggests that OSA might be a new treatment target to improve diabetes-related microvascular complications (Dr Abd A Tahrani).”

While  Dr Lois Krahn (Mayo Clinic, AZ, USA) will speak about The Changing Sleep Environment.  “Sleep researchers have traditionally conducted their work in the controlled setting of a laboratory.  Unarguably there are factors in the home bedroom environment that may influence sleep but are often overlooked in research studies. Participants should gain a better understanding of whether and how to modify their bedroom to optimize sleep (Dr Lois Krahn).”

Dr Ivan Pigarev (Kharkevich Institute,Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia) will present information concerning the visceral theory of sleep. “This proposes that the same brain structures, which in wakefulness are involved in the processing of sensory information, switch during sleep to the processing of information coming from various visceral systems. The computational power of the brain, is used during sleep in order to restore functionality of the living organisms. These studies explain the well-known interaction between quality of sleep and visceral health (Dr Ivan Pigarev).”

Considering the effects of illness on sleep quality Dr Jill Hervik (Vestfold Hospital,  Tonsberg, Norway) will discuss the association of hot flushes and sleep interference in women operated on for breast cancer. “Acupuncture reduced hot flushes and sleep problems by 50% in a trial conducted in Norway, where acupuncture was compared to placebo (Dr Jill Hervik).”

Other talks include How sleep patterns and duration influences health and development in early childhood (Professor Yvonne Kelly, University College London, UK) Anti-depressants and sleep (Dr Sophie Faulkner, University of Manchester, UK), Defining snoring for surgical outcomes (Dr Vik Veer, University College London, UK) and Exploding Head Syndrome (Professor Brian Sharples, Argosy University, Washington DC, USA).

Using a multi-professional and inter-specialty approach this event promises plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate set in an informal atmosphere.

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Invited speakers and their talks include:

Talk TitleSpeakerAffiliationCountry
Turning a negative into a positive: GABAergic control of brain arousalDr Ritchie Edward Brown, PhDHarvard Medical SchoolUnited States
Sleep related learning in developmental disorders: Dr Dagmara DimitriouUniversity of LondonUnited Kingdom
Hot flashes are a possible cause of sleep disturbance in tamoxifen medicated women with breast cancer. Can acupuncture be used as a treatment method to reduce hot flashes thereby promoting sleep?Mrs Jill HervikVestfold HospitalNorway
The Circadian Regulation of Sleep: Implications for Health and DiseaseProfessor Derk-Jan DijkUniversity of SurreyUnited Kingdom
Anti-depressants and sleepDr James A. DosmanUniversity of SaskatchewanCanada
Efficacy of transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation for central sleep apnea in patients with congestive heart failureDr Xilong ZhangNanjing Medical UniversityChina
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in children. Clinical and Polysomnographic characteristicsDr Alcibiades J. RodriguezNew York Sleep InstituteUnited States
Perioperative complications of sleep apnoea patients: current practice, latest evidences and road aheadDr Vladimir MacaveiNewham University HospitalUnited Kingdom
Exploding Head Syndrome: A Comprehensive Review of the Empirical Literature, Clinical Implications, and Preliminary DataProfessor Brian SharplessAmerican School of Professional Psychology at Argosy UniversityUnited States
Drowsy DrivingDr. Steven M. BrownThe Insomnia CenterUnited States
The visceral theory of sleepDr Ivan N. PigarevInstitute for Information Transmission ProblemsRussia
Defining Snoring for Surgical OutcomesMr Vik VeerUniversity College LondonUnited Kingdom
The relationship between Sleep related eating disorders and Night Eating SyndromeProfessor Orna TzischinskyEmek Yezreel Academic CollegeIsrael
The relationship between eating disorders and Night Eating SyndromeProfessor Yael LatzerHaifa UniversityIsrael
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: A Novel Risk Factor for Vascular DiseaseDr Abd A TahraniUniversity of BirminghamUnited Kingdom
Talk title to be confirmedDr Annette SterrUniversity of SurreyUnited Kingdom
Sleep disruption in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The development of and recovery from sleep disruption following exposure to traumaDr Tara E. GalovskiUniversity of MissouriUnited States
Sleep, Health & Society: the contribution of epidemiologyDr Francesco P CappuccioUniversity of WarwickUnited Kingdom
The Changing Sleep Environment: Devices, Pets and other PhenomenonDr Lois E KrahnMayo ClinicUnited States
Epilepsy, Sleep and Thalamocortical CircuitsDr Dora A. LozsadiSt George's University LondonUnited Kingdom
Management of the snoring and sleep apnea using bipolar radiofrequencyDr. Andrei MarinescuFacharzt für HNOGermany
How sleep - patterns and duration - influences health and development in early childhoodProfessor Yvonne KellyUniversity College LondonUnited Kingdom

The 2016 Sleep Summit has an open abstract session: 

Abstracts can be submitted on any subject related to sleep science

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