Date: 23rd February 2018
Venue: Royal College of Physicians London, Wolfson Theatre and Dorchester Library, 11 St Andrew’s Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LE
Sleep and the social impact of sleep associated symptoms have become more important with a demanding modern lifestyle. Recent years have seen a significant increase in patients reporting symptoms of hypersomnia and insomnia, or circadian rhythm disorders. The world-wide obesity epidemic has also led to a significant rise in the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing, particularly in obstructive sleep apnoea. New insights into the complex interrelationship between parasomnias and neurodegenerative conditions emphasize the importance of sleep medicine to public health.
However, sleep disorders remain under-recognised by the medical community, which is largely due to the failure to question patients about their sleep quality and related symptoms and the difficulty in having sufficient capacity to assess the patient during sleep.
The 3rd Clinical Update Sleep will guide the delegates through the latest developments of sleep medicine, and review the evidence for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea, hypersomnia, parasomnia and insomnia, as well as circadian rhythm disorders.
The Journal of Thoracic Disease (JTD) have been appointed as the exclusive publishers of the conference proceedings.
Key topics covered include:
- Sleep apnoea and the cardiovascular system
- CPAP and non-CPAP therapy of sleep apnoea
- Clinical hypersomnias and Kleine-Levin Syndrome
- Narcolepsy and Cataplexy syndrome
- Insomnia Guidelines
- Update on clinical circadian rhythm disorders
- Clinical non-REM parasomnias
- REM-sleep behaviour disorder and neurodegenerative conditions
- Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements
- Sleep-disordered breathing and comorbidities
- Sleep and Neurocognition
- Clinical Trials and Hot Topics