About this event

  • Date and time Wed 11 May 2022 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Sleep Medicine

This is a pre-recorded webinar that will be available three days after the live in-person event on 11 May 2022, taking place at the RSM in London. You will be able to view the webinar whenever you like, up to 60 days from when it’s made available. Registered delegates will receive the link via email on 14 May 2022 to watch this on-demand webinar. 

This webinar aims to explore the big known unknowns of sleep medicine and the possible avenues that may be pursued in future research.

Join us to explore important known unknowns in sleep medicine, with topics ranging from sleep medicine science to managing treatment-resistant sleep disorders.

This truly multidisciplinary sleep medicine educational webinar will be delivered by national and international experts in their fields, who will discuss today’s big sleep medicine questions, from the validity of our current sleep EEG staging to does insomnia kill.

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • The future of sleep medicine science, including optimising: the power of EEG diagnostics, light therapy, and sleep biomarkers
  • How to approach residual sleepiness in adequately treated obstructive sleep apnoea 
  • How to optimise the use of oral appliances in treating sleep disordered breathing
  • How can we harness ‘big sleep data’ to address the known unknowns in sleep medicine
  • How to treat insomnia when cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) fails
  • Does insomnia kill? 

By the end of this meeting, delegates will have the latest sleep medicine information at their fingertips and know the future direction of sleep medicine research.

This live stream is available for on-demand viewing. The recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live broadcast via Zoom.

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On demand pricing available until 11 May 2022.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£36.00 £27.00 £27.00 £27.00 £18.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£66.00 £50.00 £50.00 £50.00 £33.00


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Session 1

Chair: Professor Jim Horne, Sleep Research, Loughborough University

New approaches to sleep medicine science


Developments in sleep biomarkers and light therapy


Opportunities in sleep electroencephalogram diagnostics for neurology and psychiatry


Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session 2

Chair: Dr Ari Manuel, Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

How to approach residual sleepiness in adequately treated obstructive sleep apnoea?

Dr Sriram IyerConsultant Respiratory and Sleep Physician, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Optimising the use of oral appliances in sleep disordered breathing

Professor Barry F.A. Quinn, Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dental Education, University of Liverpool

Panel discussion

Session 3

Chair: Dr David O’Regan, President, Sleep Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Will ‘big sleep data’ answer the known unknowns of sleep medicine?

Professor Erna Sif Arnardóttir, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering and Department of Computer Science, Reykjavik University, Iceland

What to do when cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia fails?


Panel discussion
Comfort break
Does insomnia kill?

Professor Maurice Ohayon, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Stanford University

Panel discussion
Closing remarks



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

Registration for this on-demand webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the pre-recorded webinar link on 14 May 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This pre-recorded on-demand webinar will be available for registered delegates for 60 days on Zoom.

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