5th Clinical Update Sleep™: International Conference 2020

Published: 2019-06-15

Date: 16 October 2020

Venue: Royal College of Physicians London, 11 St Andrew’s Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LE

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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 5th 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 conference is set up in a multi-disciplinary approach to highlight different aspects of the management of patients with sleep disorders. An update on recent clinical trials and hot topics concludes the day. A poster session will provide investigators the chance to present original data and network among their peer group.
The event is held in an open space environment to encourage interaction and exchange, interesting topics will be showcased throughout the day in a parallel programme, allowing to choose and pick the most interesting speakers as you go.
A focused issue dedicated to the 5th Clinical Update Sleep will be released by Journal of Thoracic Disease, the exclusive publisher of the event in October, 2020.
The programme will be printed in the conference proceedings and provided on admission.

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

Research Recently Reported during CUS 2019

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The 1st Clinical Update Sleep (2015):