Sleep disorders in children and adolescents


Wednesday 18 February 2015


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Sleep Medicine Section


6 CPD points

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about this event

This meeting will give an update on sleep disorders encountered in children and adolescents.

The meeting will focus on the development, recognition and treatment of sleep disorders and provide delegates with the following learning outcomes:

  • To understand the normal development of sleep across childhood
  • To be aware of the range of sleep disorders that can affect children, how they  present and how they are investigated
  • Learn about the pathophysiology and consequences of sleep disorders
  • Understand the most current treatments for sleep disorders in children and adolescents



9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am


Dr Chris Idzikowski, President, Sleep Medicine Section, RSM

9.40 am

Normal sleep, sleep through childhood and overview of sleep disorders

Professor Paul Gringras, Professor of Children's Sleep Medicine and Neurodisability, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London

10.25 am


Professor Oliviero Bruni, Sapienza University, Rome and President of the International Paediatric Sleep Association

11.10 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am

Sleep apnoea in children

Dr Francois Abel, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, Great Ormond St Hospital, London

12.15 pm

Circadian disorders

Dr Michael Farquhar, Consultant in Children’s Sleep Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London

1.00 pm


2.00 pm


Dr Luci Wiggs, Reader in Psychology, Oxford Brookes University

2.45 pm

A cognitive behavioural approach to sleep problems in children with special needs

Ms Jane Ansell, Chief Executive, Sleep Scotland and TEENS+, Edinburgh

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.50 pm

Assessing and investigating sleep in children

Dr Michael Farquhar

4.35 pm

Panel discussion

4.55 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

5.00 pm

Close of meeting

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