Sleep and the ageing

Date

Thursday 11 February 2016

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Sleep Medicine Section

Accreditation

5 CPD points

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about this event

Ageing imposes numerous physiological changes and pathological challenges on sleep functionality. Conversely, disrupted sleep may be integral or catalytic to several disorders associated with ageing. This conference will address the relationship between sleep and ageing and will explore ways clinicians can use this knowledge to improve clinical care of older patients with sleep complaints.

At the end of this meeting delegates will:

  • Have a greater understanding of sleep and circadian rhythms in normal ageing
  • Become more familiar with specific age-related disorders associated with sleep disturbance
  • Recognise the value to identifying and treating sleep disorders to facilitate healthy ageing

 

Bursary places

Please note, all bursary places have now been allocated. 

 

We would like to thank UCB Pharma Ltd for supporting this meeting. 

agenda

8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF SLEEP AND AGEING

9.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Adrian Williams, Professor of Sleep Medicine, King’s College London

9.05 am

Sleep and normal ageing

Professor Derk-Jan Dijk, Professor of Sleep and Physiology, University of Surrey and Director, Surrey Sleep Research Centre,

9.45 am

Sleep, circadian rhythms and abnormal ageing

Speaker to be confirmed

10.25 am

Panel discussion

10.45 am

Tea and coffee break

CLINICAL ASPECTS OF SLEEP AND AGEING

11.15 am

Sleep deprivation as a neurotoxin

Dr Paul Reading, Consultant Neurologist, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

11.50 am

Sleep and its disorders in Parkinson's disease

Dr Anna Sauerbier, Movement Disorders and BRC Fellow, National Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

12.20 pm

Insomnia and ageing

Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

12.50 pm

Panel discussion

1.00 pm

Lunch

THERAPEUTIC ASPECTS OF SLEEP AND AGEING

2.00 pm

Sleep, ageing and cognition

Professor Mary Morrell, Professor of Sleep and Respiratory Physiology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

2.45 pm

Causes of worse sleep with increasing age

Professor Eus van Someren, Head, Department of Sleep and Cognition, Netherlands Neuroscience Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands

3.25 pm

Panel discussion

3.35 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

3.40 pm

Close of meeting

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Jomile NakutaviciuteTel: 02072903942 Fax: 02072902992 Email: sleep.disorders@rsm.ac.uk arrow