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London Sleep Disorders Congress

Academic Conferences - London Sleep Disorders Congress

Academic Conferences

Begin date : 12/3/2012

End date : 12/5/2012

Location : United Kingdom UK / London

By : MA Healthcare Limited

Venue : n/d

Event Subject :

5th national Sleep Disorders Conference & 2 day Training Course on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia

Industries : Sleeping Disorders -
Keywords :
sleep, insomnia, sleep apnoea, snoring, cognitive behavioural therapy
Event/Product information

British Journal of Hospital Medicine and the London Sleep Centre are delighted to invite you to the London Sleep Disorders Congress. This prestigious congress will join the 5th national Sleep Disorders conference with a 2 day Training Course on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, led by Professor Michael Perlis.


The congress brings together leading experts in the fields of sleep medicine, psychiatry, neurology, respiratory medicine and ear, nose and throat medicine to provide updates on the current thinking in the diagnosis and management of insomnia, snoring and sleep apnoea.

Who should attend?

London Sleep Disorders Congress will be of particular interest to:
• Specialists in Sleep Medicine
• Clinical Psychologists
• Psychotherapists
• Psychiatrists
• Neurologists
• Respiratory Physicians
• ENT Physicians
• Physiotherapists
• Occupational therapists
• GPs
• Specialist nurses
• All trainees in these disciplines

Web site :

Files: Event brochure, conference program, call for papers, abstracts etc.
MAH SleepDisorders12 4pp_LR.pdf


Monday 3rd December 2012

08:00-08:55  Registration and refreshments


08.55-09.00  Welcome and introduction by Chair


CHAIR:  Professor Adrian William, Professor of Sleep Medicine, King’s College London & London Sleep Centre


09.00-09.30 Sleep and psychiatry: what’s the relationship?: Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in Sleep Disorders, London Sleep Centre


09.30-10.00 Neurological assessment of sleep disorders:  Dr Kirstie Anderson, Consultant Neurologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Regional Sleep Service, Newcastle


10.00-10.10  Discussion


10.10-10.40  Refreshments and exhibition viewing



10.40-11.40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: A neurocognitive model for insomnia: 10 and 4 years on: Professor Michael Perlis, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Director of the Behavioural Sleep Medicine Programme, University of Pennsylvania, USA


11.40-12.20 Practical management of insomnia in the UK: Dr Chris Idzikowski, Director, Edinburgh Sleep Centre


12.20-12.30  Discussion


12.30-13.30  Lunch and exhibition viewing



13.30-14.00 The role of tongue based surgery in sleep disorders: Mr Bhik Kotecha, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


14.00-14.30 Injection snoreplasty: treating snoring without all the pain and expense: Mr Hadi Al-Jassim, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Emirates Hospital, Dubai, UAE


14.30-15.00 Surgical alternatives for snoring: Mr George Fayad, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Lead Rhinologist & Chair of ENT Department, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
15.00-15.15 Discussion


15.15-15.35  Refreshments and exhibition viewing



15.35-16.05 Sleep apnoea and metabolic syndrome: links and management strategies: Dr Sophie West, Lead Consultant, Newcastle Regional Sleep Service, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle


16.05-16.35 Reversal of sleep apnoea using nasal CPAP: impact on sequelae and adherence: Professor Anita Simonds, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London & Professor of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Imperial College London


16.35-17.05 Mandibular advancement devices in obstructive sleep apnoea: Dr Tim Quinnell, Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Physician, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge


17.05-17.20 Discussion and close of day one

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia
Course run by:
Dr Michael Perlis, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Director of the Behavioural Sleep Medicine Programme, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Tuesday 4th December

The first day is largely dedicated to the causes and consequences of insomnia and an overview of the current therapeutic approaches.


08:00  Registration and refreshments


09.00 Welcome, announcements & session orientation


 A - Introduction to insomnia


 Refreshments and exhibition viewing


 B - Models related to the aetiology & pathophysiology of insomnia


12:30 Lunch and exhibition viewing


13:30 C - Treating insomnia Part I
 (Review of pharmacological & CBT options)


 Refreshments and exhibition viewing


 D - Treating insomnia Part II
 (Review of pharmacological & CBT options)


 E - Determination of whether CBT-I is indicated
 (vs diagnosis based assessment)


17:00 Discussion and close of day two 

Wednesday 5th December

The primary focus of the second day will be the nuts and bolts of the eight-session model of CBT-I


08.00 CBT-I Session-by-session review orientation


 Session I – Intake evaluation


 Refreshments and exhibition viewing


 Session II – Treatment initiation
 (a) Sleep restriction procedures and rationale b) Stimulus control procedures and rationale)


12.00 Lunch and exhibition viewing


13.00 Session III – Sleep hygiene and continued application of sleep restriction
 (Upward or downward titration of time in bed)


 Sessions IV, V & VI – Titration and compliance


 Refreshments and exhibition viewing


 Session VII – Cognitive therapy for insomnia related catastrophic thinking
 (Discussion on alternative cognitive treatments)


 Session VIII – Relapse prevention


17.00 Discussion and close of congress

About the organizer

Organizer : MA Healthcare Limited

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