About this event

  • Date and time Fri 10 Nov 2023 from 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Location Online
  • 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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We would like to thank our sponsors Acurable, Idorsia, Panthera Dental and ProSomnus 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.


Standard pricing available until 10 November 2023.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£72.00 £43.00 £43.00 £43.00 £23.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£132.00 £79.00 £79.00 £41.00


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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

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
Comfort 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
Comfort break
Surrogate jaw markers of obstructive sleep apnoea

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
Comfort break
Sleep Revolution: Using technology to improve care

Dr Erna-Sif Arnardottir, Sleep Revolution Group, Iceland

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



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

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 presenter’s 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.