Sleep and technology - innovating for the future


Wednesday 17 May 2017


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 brings together clinicians and scientists in the field of sleep medicine in a unique opportunity to explore the rapidly developing innovations that are being developed for patients with sleep disorders. The meeting will review some of the new technologies that have already been brought into clinical practice and explore the exciting developments coming for the future.  

We are grateful to UCB Pharma, medi UK Ltd and Bluesom for supporting this meeting

Keynote speaker

Professor Colin Sullivan, inventor of the nasal CPAP technology will give a presentation on his journey of discovery.

aims and objectives

To explore the range of new technologies in sleep medicine and to consider how these can be applied to clinical practice now and in the future

Participants will:

  • Gain a clear overview of the new technologies that are being developed
  • Appraise how these new technologies are being or could be utilised  in clinical practice
  • Understand how new technologies have been integrated with existing systems to improve patient care 



8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Graeme Wilson, President, Sleep Medicine Section, RSM

9.15 am

What to do if CPAP fails?

Dr Meir Kryger, Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Connecticut

9.55 am

Online treatment programs for insomnia management

Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

10.35 am

Tea and coffee break

11.00 am

Wireless monitoring of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) patients - a fad or the future?

Dr Vicky Cooper, Principal Respiratory Physiologist, Salford Royal Hospital

11.40 am

Actigraphy via Smartphone – feasibility and future of Smartphone Acceleration Sensors in monitoring sleep

Mr Christopher Lorenz, Co-founder, Soma Analytics

12.20 pm

Panel discussion

12.35 pm


Sleep Medicine Section AGM (Section members only)

1.35 pm

CPAP: A Journey of discovery

Professor Colin Sullivan, Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia

2.30 pm

Transcutaneous electrical stimulation in sleep apnoea - an alternative to CPAP?

Dr Joerg Steier, Consultant Physician, Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy`s and St Thomas` NHS Foundation Trust

3.10 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.40 pm

Monitoring breathing with paper-based printed respiration sensors

Dr Firat Güder, Lecturer in Bioengineering, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

4.20 pm

Panel discussion

4.45 pm

Close of meeting

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RSM members

Enjoy our excellent accommodation facilities right here at the RSM


Non members

Stay at our Grade I listed Georgian townhouse just 5 mins walk from RSM


organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Amy BallamTel: 02072903942 Email: arrow