United Kingdom 2021: Professor Joerg Steier / Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust / King’s College London / British Sleep Society

Delegate: Professor Joerg Steier

Affiliations: Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust / King’s College London / British Sleep Society

Short Bio: Professor Steier’s training in medicine started at the University of Leipzig in Saxony. Following graduation, he worked on his MD thesis entitled “Transthoracic Echocardiography in Pulmonary Hypertension” and gathered work experience in Zurich, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and in Bavaria. His respiratory training led him to the Ruhrlandklinik at the University of Essen. He continued to follow his research interest in respiratory physiology and sleep-disordered breathing which brought him to London on a long-term research fellowship of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). His PhD thesis about “Sleep-Disordered Breathing and the Respiratory Muscles” at King’s College London resulted in significant research output with involvement in an impact case and the development of new intellectual property. His work within the field of respiratory and sleep physiology has evolved into research and academic collaborations across five continents. Professor Steier works as Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Lane Fox Unit, a tertiary service for weaning and non-invasive ventilation, and the British Sleep Society (BSS) accredited Sleep Disorders Centre at King’s Health Partners. He was awarded a chair of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at King’s College London and is executive committee member of the British Sleep Society (BSS), task force member of the ERS, and honorary president of the BSS.

Activity: 5th Clinical Update Sleep British Sleep Society Symposium Programme overview Sleep and the social impact of sleep associated symptoms have become more important with a demanding modern lifestyle. Recent years have seen a significant increase in patients reporting symptoms of hypersomnia and insomnia, or circadian rhythm disorders. The world-wide obesity epidemic has also led to a significant rise in the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing, particularly in obstructive sleep apnoea. New insights into the complex relationship between parasomnias and neurodegenerative conditions emphasize the importance of sleep medicine to public health. However, sleep disorders remain under-recognised by the medical community, which is largely due to the failure to question patients about their sleep quality and related symptoms and the difficulty in having sufficient capacity to assess the patient during sleep. The 5th Clinical Update Sleep will guide the delegates through the latest developments of sleep medicine, and review the evidence for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea, hypersomnia, parasomnia and insomnia, as well as circadian rhythm disorders. The conference is set up in a multi-disciplinary approach to highlight different aspects of the management of patients with sleep disorders. An update on the latest clinical trials and hot topics, as well as a symposium by the British Sleep Society concludes the day. A poster session will provide investigators the chance to present original data and network among their peer group. The event is held in an open space environment at the Royal College of Physicians in London to encourage interaction and exchange, interesting topics will be showcased throughout the day in a parallel-stream programme, allowing to choose and pick the most interesting speakers as you go. The final programme provided open access in the conference proceedings and on admission. The exclusive publisher of the proceedings is the Journal of Thoracic Disease. Key topics covered include: Sleep apnoea and sleep-disordered breathing CPAP and non-CPAP therapy of sleep apnoea Insomnia Clinical hypersomnias and Kleine-Levine Syndrome Narcolepsy and Cataplexy syndrome Circadian rhythm disorders Parasomnias REM-sleep behaviour disorder Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements Clinical Trials and Hot Topics British Sleep Society (BSS) symposium

Location: London / Virtual: https://www.guysandstthomasevents.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Sleep-2020-Programme-v16.pdf

Date of Activity: 19-Mar-21

Submitted By: Joerg Steier