About this event

  • Date and time Tue 14 Feb 2023 from 9:15am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Sleep Medicine, Intellectual Disability

Sleep disorders are common in people with intellectual disabilities but are often overlooked. When untreated, these disorders can have adverse physical and mental health consequences and may also contribute to challenging behaviours, leading to higher social and healthcare utilisation.

This meeting will help you identify and treat common primary sleep disorders in individuals with intellectual disabilities and associated neurodevelopmental disorders. We will also hear from carers, who will provide a nuanced first-hand account of the impact of sleep disorders; and consider what we can do as services to improve co-working between sleep medicine and intellectual disability specialists. 

During this meeting, we will present the prize winner. To find out more, click here.

In this session, we will cover:

  • Common primary sleep disorders found in those with intellectual disabilities.
  • History and investigations for common sleep disorders in individuals with intellectual disability.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of insomnia, obstructive sleep apnoea, restless legs syndrome, and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders in intellectual disability.

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

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We would like to thank our sponsors ALTURiX and Idorsia for their support of this meeting. Please note that the main scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.




Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 6 February 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM's discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event 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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