About this event

  • Date and time Mon 28 Jun 2021 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medical Genetics

The tenth webinar in The genetics of… series. In this webinar, we will explore sleep as a phenotype, the genetic influences that govern normal circadian rhythm and the molecular mechanisms in disordered sleep patterns. On average we spend 26 years of our lives asleep, but it is not without its complexities. Sleep disorders can cause significant knock-on effects on executive functioning, mental health and memory. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand the normal sleep pattern, including the different phases and stages that underlie circadian rhythm

  • Learn how molecular factors can determine how we sleep through influencing chronotype

  • Gain insight into the role genetics plays in the development of sleep disorders

Join us on this webinar to find more about how sleep is a cerebral function under strong genetic control. This webinar is in association with the RSM Sleep Medicine Section.

The genetics of… series has been developed following feedback from delegates. Presented by the Medical Genetics section of the Royal Society of Medicine, this series of talks will focus on the role of genetics in different areas of health and well-being.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 28 June 2021.

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Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Melita Irving 

Sleep: defining the phenotype
The genetics of circadian rhythm and chronotype
The genetics of sleep disorders
Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Location

Online

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Book Book

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

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