About this event

  • Date and time Tue 15 Oct 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Public Engagement Programme

Join us at this free evening event to hear this year's Ellison Cliffe lecture, given by Dr. Guy Leschziner, Consultant Neurologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London.

Lecture topic

The clinical field of sleep medicine is still in its infancy, and fundamental questions persist about the functions of sleep and its relationship to physical and mental health. In recent years, our understanding of sleep has been advanced through the study of sleep disorders, many of which represent lesions of the central nervous system. By examination of patients at the limits of the human experience of sleep, we obtain important insights into the brain’s regulation of sleep and the importance of sleep for the brain.

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 14 October 2019.

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Key speakers

Dr. Guy Leschziner

Dr Guy Leschziner

Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Lead for Sleep, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Reader of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Guy Leschziner is a consultant neurologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London. He is also clinical lead of the Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy’s, one of the largest sleep services in Europe, and reader in neurology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN), King’s College London.

 

After graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, and Imperial College, he trained in London, completing a PhD in the genetics of epilepsy at Imperial and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge. He trained as a neurologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’, Queen Square and Imperial.

 

In addition to clinical work in neurological sleep disorders and epilepsy, he is active in academic research and drug trials, and has a keen interest in public engagement and education. He has presented Mysteries of Sleep for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, Secrets of Sleep for Channel 4 TV, and is the author of The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep, published by Simon and Schuster.

Agenda

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Registration
Welcome address

Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President, Royal Society of Medicine

2019 Ellison Cliffe lecture - Adventures in sleep: Sleep disorders and the nocturnal brain

Dr Guy Leschziner, Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Lead for Sleep, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Reader of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

Discussion time
Vote of thanks
Drinks reception

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St,, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom