About this event

  • Date and time Thu 27 May 2021 from 6:10pm to 8:35pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Sleep Medicine, Cardiology
This webinar that took place on Tuesday 18 May 2021 is available for on-demand viewing. If you wish to register for this recording please book by Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 11:55pm (BST). You will receive the link on Thursday 27 May.

A webinar where the interplay of sleep physiology and cardiology will be explored in common conditions, join us to understand the challenges posed by COVID-19 and to review innovative solutions that can help to foster collaboration across multidisciplinary teams.

Top experts will be addressing common conditions in both sleep medicine and cardiology such as insomnia, obstructive sleep apnoea, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. This webinar is an opportunity to explore the recent research advances in sleep and cardiovascular disease and collaboratively share sleep medicine knowledge.

Please note, Professor Gregory Lip's talk on 'Sleep apnoea and atrial fibrillation' will be pre-recorded.

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of sleep disorders in the pathogenesis in atrial fibrillation and the new diagnostic devices and treatments
  • Understand the affects of drugs used in cardiology clinic on sleep and how to recognise and troubleshoot
  • Get an update on the latest research looking at sleep apnoea in heart failure
  • Developing novel approaches following the COVID-19 pandemic using exercise to treat common cardiac and sleep disorders

The RSM Sleep Medicine Section is generously offering 10 bursary places to students only. To claim your place, please email us at sleep.disorders@rsm.ac.uk using your institutional email address.

A CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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We would like to thank our sponsor Jazz Pharmaceuticals UK Limited for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

Sleep Medicine Section: Student Essay Prize

Prizes:

  • First prize: £300, and invited to deliver a presentation on the topic of their essay at a Sleep Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Second prize: £200
  • Third prize: £100

Submission deadline: Monday 5 April 2021

Meeting date: Tuesday 18 May 2021

Open to: Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental undergraduate students

Title of the essay this year: The role of sleep in a healthy heart

The aim of this prize is to promote discussion and understanding of sleep medicine and its relevance to current medical practice.

The three highest-scoring essays will be shortlisted for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. The entrant awarded the 1st prize will be invited to deliver a presentation on the topic of their essay at a Sleep Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine.

  • Essays should be no longer than 1000 words. The word count does not include the reference list
  • References should be formatted in Harvard style. There is no limit for the number of references used
  • There should be no more than 1 figure and 1 table
  • The name of the author should not be included in the essay
  • The essay should be entirely your own original work, and should not have been previously published

Submit your essay >>

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. 

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

Key speakers

Dr Kirstie Anderson

Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Regional Sleep Service, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, President, Sleep Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Professor Matthew Naughton

Sleep-disordered breathing in OSA, Melbourne, Australia

Agenda

View the programme here

Welcome and introduction

Dr Kirstie Anderson, Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Regional Sleep Service, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, President, Sleep Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer, Consultant Cardiologist, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London, President, Cardiology Section,  Royal Society of Medicine

Sleep apnoea and atrial fibrillation

Professor Gregory Lip, Price-Evans Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, Distinguished Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark

Heart pills and sleep

Dr Kirstie Anderson, President of the Sleep Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Student essay prize

“The role of sleep in a healthy heart”

Heart failure in sleep apnea

Professor Matthew Naughton, Head, General Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Service, Deputy Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine,  Alfred Hospital, Adjunct Clinical Professor,  Monash University, Past president, Australian Sleep Association, Melbourne, Australia

Exercise in health – can we treat sleep disorders and heart disease?

Dr Aneil Malhotra, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, University of Manchester

Panel discussion
Closing remarks

Sponsors

Jazz Pharma

Location

Online

Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

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. 

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. 

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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