27th April, 2023
We were delighted to collaborate with the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) to welcome a record attendance of more than 1,000 delegates to the seventh Sleep and Breathing Conference, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic and online from 20–22 April.
This year’s Conference – the first of its kind to take a hybrid format – offered more than 45 sessions including symposia, discussion, debate and poster displays. Many of the sessions were streamed online, with recordings now available for registered delegates.
The Sleep and Breathing Conference is jointly organised by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS). It is the largest pan-European meeting of its kind and offers an integrated approach to the investigation and treatment of sleep and breathing disorders.
Professor Marisa Bonsignore, Co-Chair of the Conference, thanked delegates for attending and commended the faculty and organising committee for producing a hugely successful and engaging event.
Marisa said: “This year’s Sleep and Breathing event was fantastic and built on the success of past conferences.
“Sleep and Breathing is so important – it’s a crucial opportunity for respiratory and wider healthcare professionals, both early career professionals and those with more experience, to update their knowledge and skills.
“I was very excited about seeing my colleagues and friends again for the first onsite Sleep and Breathing Conference since 2019. We enjoyed a hugely engaging programme of symposia, debate, workshops and case-based sessions, as well as a wonderful poster exhibition.
“The online programme was also very popular and worked really well, adding another successful dimension to the event.”
Fellow conference Co-Chair, Professor Dr Dirk Pevernagie, commented: “We were delighted to see and hear from medical professionals from across the world who specialise in sleep respiratory medicine and science at Sleep and Breathing 2023.
“Sessions highlights included symposia, discussion, debate and workshops focused on hot topics such as neuromuscular disease, chronic insomnia, hypoventilation syndrome, sleep apnoea and hypersomnolence, to name a few. We are already looking forward to the next Sleep and Breathing Conference in 2025. See you there!”
The dates and venue for Sleep and Breathing 2025 will be announced soon.