Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

What you will learn

Our course covers the fundamental aspects of adult sleep medicine.

We will focus on the fundamentals of adult sleep medicine and discuss recent developments. We aim to increase the profile of the discipline to encourage more research, networking and training opportunities.

Aims and objectives

Building on the expertise of our Department, the focus will be on adult sleep and its disorders. Over the duration of course we aim to:

  • teach the fundamentals of sleep medicine.
  • provide up-to-date information on the theory and practice of sleep medicine.
  • develop educational, research and career opportunities.
  • strengthen availability of vocational training in sleep in the UK and Europe.

Course content

The course will consist of lectures, tutorials and hands-on workshops. Topics covered include:

  • Physiology and pathophysiology of sleep and breathing
  • Technical aspects of sleep measurement
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Cheyne-Stokes respiration
  • Modes of delivering positive airway pressure
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnias and nocturnal epilepsy
  • Periodic leg movements
  • Sleep apnoea and cardiovascular risk factors


We invite esteemed speakers from research institutions across the UK and Europe.

Previous Speakers


Name City
Dr I Morrison Dundee
Dr I Collins Forth Valley
Dr C Derry Edinburgh
Professor Sir N Douglas Edinburgh
Professor D Newby Edinburgh
Dr T Mackay Edinburgh
Dr R Riha Edinburgh
Dr D Urquhart Edinburgh
Professor C Espie Glasgow


Name City
Dr B Cooper Birmingham
Professor J Horne Loughborough
Dr A Johal London
Mr B Kotecha London
Prof M Morrell London
Professor E Szabadi Nottingham
Professor D Skene Surrey

Rest of Europe

Name City, Country
Professor W DeBacker Antwerp, Belgium
Professor S Nevsimalova Prague, Czech Republic
Professor D Riemann Freiburg, Germany
Dr M Czisch Munich, Germany
Dr S Ryan Dublin, Ireland
Professor R Farre Barcelona, Spain

Declaration of special interests

We aim to ensure that the educational activities we offer are not influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with the programme.

Having an interest in or affiliation with a corporate organisation does not necessarily influence a speaker’s presentation. However, the relationship must be made known in advance in accordance with guidelines.