An introduction to sleep medicine


Tuesday 6 February 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Sleep Medicine Section



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This day meeting will provide an overview of different areas of interest in sleep medicine, with a far-reaching programme primarily aimed at students and trainees. Book now to hear from experts in the field and to learn about the basics of sleep medicine.


This meeting will provide a broad overview of the field of sleep medicine, aimed at students, trainees and all professionals looking to gain an insight into this growing field.


  • Understand the structure and physiology of normal sleep and the evolution of sleep across the lifespan. 
  • Be aware of the range of sleep disorders and how they present.
  • Understand the diagnostic tools and studies that are used in sleep medicine.
  • Be aware of the range of treatments used in sleep medicine



Dr Kirstie Anderson helped to establish an online insomnia therapy programme at the Sleep Station. This was the first online insomnia therapy available for widespread use within the NHS. 


Dr Hugh Selsick is a Consultant in Sleep Medicine and Psychiatry and Lead Clinician at the Insomnia Clinic at The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine/University College London Hospitals. Click on link for a recent article by Dr Selsick on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and insomnia. 


Dr Graeme Wilson is a Consultant Physician in respiratory medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Click on the link to hear why Dr Wilson loves working as a respiratory physician and what advice he has for getting into respiratory medicine.


Professor Jim Horne is an Emeritus Professor of Psychophysiology at the University of Loughborough. Click on the link to find an article on sleep and sleep medicine by Professor Horne.



RSM members: £25 - £100
Non members: £30 - £135

Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here. Programme subject to change.


8.45 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.15 am

Welcome and introduction

9.30 am

Sleep across lifespan

Dr Hugh Selsick, President, Sleep Section, Royal Society of Medicine

10.00 am

Normal sleep physiology

Professor Jim Horne, Emeritus Professor of Psychophysiology, University of Loughborough

10.30 am

Obstructive sleep apnoea

Dr Graeme Wilson, Respiratory Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

11.00 am

Panel discussion

11.10 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am

CNS hypersomnias: Sleepy stories

Dr Kirstie Anderson, Consultant Neurologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

12.00 pm

Parasomnias: Things that go bump in the night

Dr David O’Regan, Consultant in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, Insomnia Clinic, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Sleep Disorder Centre, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

12.30 pm

Panel discussion

12.40 pm


1.40 pm

Restless legs syndrome: A night at the movies

Dr Kirstie Anderson, Consultant Neurologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

2.10 pm

Circadian rhythm sleep disorders

Dr Jane Hicks, Consultant Psychiatrist, Bristol Mental Health

2.40 pm


Dr Dipesh Mistry, Honorary Specialist Registrar in Sleep Medicine and Psychiatry, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

3.10 pm

Panel discussion

3.20 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.40 pm

Sleep investigations

Dr Hugh Selsick, President, Sleep Section, Royal Society of Medicine

4.10 pm

Panel discussion

4.40 pm

Closing remarks

4.45 pm

Close of meeting

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