4th Sleep and Breathing Conference, Marseille 2017

Organised by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), the Sleep and Breathing conference is the largest pan-European meeting of its type and the only meeting offering an integrated approach to the investigation and treatment of sleep disorders.


Educational aims
Taking place in Marseille 2017, the focus was on professional development and education.
This year’s programme placed a spotlight on sleep and breathing disorders including sleep-related areas of paediatrics, obesity, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, psychology, psychiatry and neurology.
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 [+]  Slide presentation Update in recent research of sleep disorders
Lino Nobili (Milan, Italy)
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 [+]  Slide presentation Update in recent research of sleep apnoea
Walter McNicholas (Dublin, Ireland)
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 [+]  Slide presentation Update in recent research of non-apnoeic sleep-disordered breathing
Mark W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides Update of basic sleep research
Pierre-Hervé Luppi (Lyon, France)
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 [+]  Slide presentation Combination between sleep apnoea and COPD: a synergistic risk for cardiovascular diseases?
Walter McNicholas (Dublin, Ireland)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 10 Obesity hypoventilation syndrome: new insights in definitions, severity grades and treatment
Jean-Louis Pépin (Grenoble, France)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 11 Myotonic dystrophy: feasibility and modalities of non-invasive ventilation to treat SDB
Ben Messer (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 12 Dissociated arousal states during parasomnia
Lino Nobili (Milan, Italy)
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13 REM behaviour disorder: pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical phenotypes
Joan Santamaria (Barcelona, Spain)
 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 14 Forensic aspects of sleep-related complex behaviours
Dirk A.A. Pevernagie (Heeze, Netherlands)
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15 Periodic leg movements in sleep disordered breathing
Mauro Manconi (Lugano, Switzerland)
 [+]  Slide presentation 16 Periodic leg movements as risk factors for hypertension and cardiovascular diseases
Raffaele Ferri (Troina, Italy)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 17 Treatment of periodic leg movements: how and when
Diego Garcia Borreguero (Madrid, Spain)
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18 OSA and insomnia: an unhappy marriage
Lisette N. Venekamp (Heeze, Netherlands)
 [+]  Slide presentation 19 OSA in neurologic disease
Francesco Fanfulla (Pavia, Italy)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 20 Is preoperative screening necessary in bariatric surgery patients?
Johan Verbraecken (Antwerp, Belgium)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 21 What includes the peri- and post-operative care of OSA patients?
Jan Mulier (Brugge, Belgium)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 26 Insights from ERS Task force on central sleep apnoea
Johan Verbraecken (Antwerp, Belgium)
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27 Complex sleep apnoea: causes and management
Winfried J. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)
 [+]  Slide presentation 28 Heart failure and obstructive sleep apnoea: diagnosis and management
Patrick Lévy (Grenoble, France)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 29 Keynote lecture “heart failure and central sleep apnoea: current concepts on aetiology, diagnosis and therapy”
Matthew T. Naughton (Prahran, Australia)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 30 SDB as risk factor of stroke
Daniel J Gottlieb (Boston, United States of America)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 31 SDB and stroke: BP, heart rhythm changes and other potential links
Lino Nobili (Milan, Italy)
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32 SDB: diagnosis and treatment in acute stroke
Claudio Bassetti (Bern, Switzerland)
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33 Central dysregulation of breathing: crossing the frontier between central sleep apnoea and respiratory failure
Peter Young (Münster, Germany)
 [+]  Slide presentation 34 Opioid-induced sleep apnoea: complex pathophysiology, complex therapy?
Jan A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden)
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35 Sleep apnoea and COPD: if the worst comes to the worst
Winfried J. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)
 [+]  Slide presentation 36 Sleep and breathing in neuromuscular diseases: pathophysiology, screening, and treatment options
Anita Simonds (London, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 37 Neuroimaging of circadian-related cognitive functions in normal ageing
Philippe Peigneux (Brussels, Belgium)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 38 Neuroimaging of obstructive sleep apnoea treatment-related changes in brain structure and activation
Vincenza Castronovo (Milan, Italy)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 39 Neuroimaging of sleep breathing-related disorders in normal and pathological ageing
Mary Morrell (London, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 40 Neuroimaging cognitive processes in children with sleep breathing disorders
Leila Gozal Kheirandish (Chicago, United States of America)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 46 Central hypersomnia in children
Lino Nobili (Milan, Italy)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 47 Sleep-disordered breathing and gas exchange abnormalities in children with cerebral palsy or other neuromuscular disorders
Athanasios G. Kaditis (Athens, Greece)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 48 Role of noninvasive ventilation in the child with syndromic disorder or neuromuscular disease presenting with acute respiratory failure
Stijn Verhulst (Antwerp, Belgium)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 49 Outcomes of long-term noninvasive ventilation in children and adolescents with neuromuscular disease
Anita Simonds (London, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 50 Driving licence: effects of sleep conditions on cognitive functions
Philippe Peigneux (Brussels, Belgium)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 51 Medicolegal consequences of OSA
Maria Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy)
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52 The upper airway and sleep disordered breathings
Renata L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
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53 Sleep disordered breathing of central origin
Winfried J. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)
 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 61 Basic mechanisms of vigilance and sleepiness
Pierre-Hervé Luppi (Lyon, France)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 62 Characterisation and assessment of insomnia
Dieter Riemann (Freiburg, Germany)
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63 Consequences of insomnia for health
Tiina Paunio (Helsinki, Finland)
 [+]  Slide presentation 64 Management strategies in insomnia
Dieter Riemann (Freiburg, Germany)
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65 SDB and impaired cognitive performance: neurodegenerative processes
Claudio Bassetti (Bern, Switzerland)
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66 SDB and compromised processing of emotions: psychiatric disorders (depression, PTSD)
Christoph Nissen (Freiburg, Germany)
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68 Sleep apnoea in ophtalmology
Katrien Hertegonne (Ghent, Belgium)
 [+]  Slide presentation 69 Sleep apnoea in interstitial lung disease
Johan Verbraecken (Antwerp, Belgium)
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70 Sleep apnoea in the operative setting
Mike Margarson (Chichester, United Kingdom)
 [+]  PDF journal article, handout or slides 71 Changes in sleep architecture and circadian rhythm with age
Dirk A.A. Pevernagie (Heeze, Netherlands)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 72 Physiology of breathing during sleep in the elderly
Mary Morrell (London, United Kingdom)
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73 Sleep disorders in the elderly
Renata L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
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74 Obstructive sleep apnoea
Raphael Heinzer (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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75 Central sleep apnoea
Winfried J. Randerath (Solingen, Germany)
 [+]  Slide presentation 76 Hypoventilation syndrome
Jean-Louis Pépin (Grenoble, France)
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77 Comorbid respiratory and non-respiratory conditions
Renata L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
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78 Melatonin: chronobiology and current role in management of circadian disorders
Debra Skene (Surrey, United Kingdom)
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79 Sleep and performance at school
Russell Foster (Oxford, United Kingdom)
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80 Seasonal affective disorder and sleep problems
Tiina Paunio (Helsinki, Finland)
 [+]  Slide presentation 81 Positional therapy: easy and effective?
Peter J. Wijkstra (Groningen, Netherlands)
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82 Oral devices: a valid alternative for CPAP?
Marie Marklund (Umea, Sweden)
 [+]  Slide presentation 83 Upper airway surgery in obstructive sleep apnoea: can we rely on the current evidence?
Nico De Vries (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 89 Sleepiness at the wheel in sleep-disordered breathing: an historical perspective
Walter McNicholas (Dublin, Ireland)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 90 Practical limitations in the implementation of driving guidelines for sleepiness and OSA
Mark W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 91 Detection of sleepiness in the car and at the workplace
Thomas Penzel (Berlin, Germany)
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92 Treatment of sleepiness and countermeasures
Marta Goncalves (Oporto, Portugal)
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93 Sleep disordered breathing in Down’s syndrome
Renata L. Riha (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
 [+]  Slide presentation 94 Obesity hypoventilation syndrome in childhood
Athanasios G. Kaditis (Athens, Greece)
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95 The impact of sleep disorders on traffic safety
Marta Goncalves (Oporto, Portugal)
 [+]  Slide presentation 96 Obstructive sleep apnoea and fitness to work
Tarja Saaresranta (Littoinen, Finland)
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98 Epidemiology of mild OSA
Erna Sif Arnardottir (Reykjavik, Iceland) 98
 [+]  Slide presentation 99 Cardiovascular complications in mild OSA
Jan A. Hedner (Gothenburg, Sweden) 99
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 [+]  Slide presentation 100 Evidence on metabolic disturbance in mild OSA
Maria Bonsignore (Palermo, Italy) 100
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 [+]  Slide presentation 106 How to provide NIV in the COPD patient with chronic stable hypercapnia
Mark W. Elliott (Leeds, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 107 How to provide NIV in the patient with ALS/motor neurone disease
Anita Simonds (London, United Kingdom)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 108 How to provide NIV in the patient with obesity hypoventilation syndrome
Jean-Louis Pépin (Grenoble, France)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 109 Case studies of heart failure, sleep and disturbed ventilation
Matthew T. Naughton (Prahran, Australia)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 110 Can telemedicine help in SDB diagnosis?
Thomas Penzel (Berlin, Germany)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 111 Can telemedicine help in SDB management?
Josep M Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain)
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 [+]  Slide presentation 112 Can telemedicine help in improving SDB outcomes?
Monique Mendelson (Grenoble, France)
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 [+]  Full text journal article 113 Abstracts
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