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.

The publication 'Expert consensus on minimum standards of practice in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) 2019' is now available to RSM members. Download report here.

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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Dr Jane A Hicks
Dr Sriram Iyer
President Elect
Dr Dipesh Mistry
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming sleep medicine events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Sleep Medicine Section.

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Introduction to sleep medicine

This exciting one-day sleep medicine course will cover the main sleep disorders, including insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and sleep-disordered breathing. Join us to understand how these sleep disor...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Student prizes & awards

Sleep Medicine

Student Essay Prize

Submission deadline: Sunday 3 December 2023

Open to: Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental undergraduate students

Apply here

Trainee prizes & awards

Sleep Medicine

There are currently no prizes or awards open for this section.

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The Sleep Medicine Section 2023-2024 Annual Sponsor

The Sleep Medicine Section would like to thank their Annual Sponsor Idorsia for their valued support of the 2023 to 2024 Academic Programme.

Please note that the agenda, content and organisation of the scientific meetings has not been influenced in any way by our sponsor.