About this section

The Sleep Medicine Section’s purpose is to promote the understanding of sleep and its disorders thus promoting good health and best practice. The section through its meetings provides up-to-date information on sleep and sleep medicine to anyone who requires it.

Upcoming events


Sleep Medicine Section: Student Essay Prize


First prize: 300
Second prize: £200
Third prize: £100

Submission deadline: 

Sunday 27 October 2019

Meeting date:

4 February 2020

Open to:

Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental undergraduate students

The title of the essay this year is 'Perils and pitfalls of sleep apps'

The aim of this prize is to promote discussion and understanding of sleep medicine and its relevance to current medical practice.

The three highest-scoring essays will be shortlisted for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. The entrant awarded the 1st prize will be invited to deliver a presentation on the topic of their essay at a Sleep Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine.

  • Essays should be no longer than 1000 words. The word count does not include the reference list
  • References should be formatted in Harvard style. There is no limit for the number of references used
  • There should be no more than 1 figure and 1 table
  • The name of the author should not be included in the essay
  • The essay should be entirely your own original work, and should not have been previously published

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Dr Kirstie Anderson