What's new in sleep medicine?


Monday 14 May 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Sleep Medicine Section


6 CPD Points

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about this event

A range of experts in sleep medicine will explore new advances in the field, as well as the possible avenues that may be pursued in future research. 

Topics include:

  • The potential impacts of OSA on the brain and cognition
  • Identifying cardiovascular consequences of OSA and the alternative treatments to CPAP
  • Exploration of melatonin and light in treatment of primary sleep medicine        
  • Exploration of the interactions between pain, sleep and well-being       
  • Identifying new findings in sleep science for sleep medicine



Professor Andrew Steptoe is professor of Psychology and head of the research department of behavioural science and health, part of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences at University College London.


Dr Nicole Tang is a HPC registered clinical and health psychologist and a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She joined Warwick, in 2012, to develop a Sleep and Pain Laboratory


Dr Ivana Rosenzweig heads the Sleep and Brain Plasticity Centre. The mission of SleepCity laboratory is to generate new understanding of mechanisms behind serious neurological and psychiatric disorders, and to propose their treatment and prevention through utilisation of sleep neurobiology. 



Standard rates

RSM members: £30 - £100
Non members: £35 - £155

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9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Introduction and welcome

Professor Jim Horne, Sleep Neuroscientist, Loughborough University

9.45 am

Potential impacts of OSA on the brain and cognition

Dr Ivana Rosenzweig, Senior Clinical Scientist Fellow, King's College London

10.30 am

Cardiovascular consequences of OSA and the possibility of alternative treatments to CPAP

Professor John Stradling, Emeritus Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University

11.15 am

Panel discussion

11.30 am

Tea and coffee break

12.00 pm

Melatonin and light in treatment of primary sleep medicine

Dr Renata Riha, Honorary Reader and Consultant in Sleep and Respiratory Medicine, The University of Edinburgh

12.45 pm

Panel discussion

1.00 pm


Sleep Medicine Section AGM (Section members only)

1.45 pm

Lifestyles and healthy sleep

Professor Andrew Steptoe, Professor of Psychology and Head of the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health

2.30 pm

Interactions between pain, sleep and well-being

Dr Nicole Tang, Associate Professor in Clinical and Health Psychology, Warwick University

3.15 pm

Panel discussion

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.00 pm

Where next? Potential new findings in sleep science for sleep medicine

Professor Jim Horne

4.45 pm

Panel discussion

5.00 pm

Close of meeting

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