About this event

  • Date and time Tue 7 Nov 2023 from 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Sleep Medicine

Technology and artificial intelligence have changed all aspects of life, including how we understand sleep. Wearable devices have flooded the consumer market with unvalidated sleep data that the general public finds useful but also worrying and confusing. While a better understanding of surrogate markers of sleep disorders has resulted in newer diagnostic medical sleep devices being made available, their place in the NHS sleep pathway remains unclear. 

Following the pandemic, sleep services around the country are stretched like never before, and there is a national emphasis on using technology and digital solutions to improve sleep pathways. So join us for this informative meeting to understand how digital technology and artificial intelligence have increased awareness of sleep disorders and resulted in innovative patient pathways.

By attending, you will:

  • Understand the limitations of unvalidated consumer sleep wearables
  • Learn about newer diagnostic sleep devices
  • Learn how to use technology to improve current sleep pathways

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The Sleep Medicine Section would like to thank their Annual Sponsor Idorsia for their valued support of the 2023 to 2024 Academic Programme. We would also like to thank our sponsors Acurable, Panthera Dental, ProSomnus and S-Med 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.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

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

Making use of wearables for sleep and physiology tracking

Presenting virtually: Mr Marco Altini, Founder, HRV4Training, Lecturer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Acoustic analysis of snoring and respiratory events from smart phones

Professor Guy Brown, Head, Department of Computer Science, The University of Sheffield

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Use of electronic patient guided consultation

Dr Sonya Craig, Consultant, Sleep Medicine, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Awakening innovation: New technologies transforming sleep pathways

Professor Chris Carlin, Sleep and Breathing Support Consultant, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Panel discussion
Surrogate jaw markers of obstructive sleep apnoea

Presenting virtually: Dr Jean-Louis Pépin, Professor of Clinical Physiology, Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Acoustic diagnostic devices in sleep apnoea

Professor Esther Rodriguez-Villegas, Professor of Low Power Electronics, Imperial College London

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Sleep Revolution: Using technology to improve care

Presenting virtually: Dr Erna-Sif Arnardottir, Sleep Revolution Group, Iceland

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



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

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

The agenda is subject to change at any time

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