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Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s 3rd 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 event takes place February 23rd, 2018 in London, England.

For more information and registration, visit their website.

The Sleep Disorders Center at Michigan Medicine and the Office of Academic Innovation invite you to an on-line, interactive “Teach-Out” on sleep deprivation, its impact, and what you can do about it.  This free learning experience is open to the public.  The workshop goes live during the week of October 23rd and continues until November 6.  Register at www.teachout.org.

The Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network is offering a Sleep Medicine Fellowship that is intended to facilitate an academic career in sleep medicine. The successful applicant will complete advanced clinical training in Sleep Medicine (1 year) followed by 1-2 years of scholarly activity supervised by an established investigator/scholar at a Canadian university working in a  discipline that is relevant to Sleep Medicine.

For more information, see the CSCN website.

CEC credits are available to experienced Sleep Technologists who are interested in participating in a sleep spindle scoring activity and to learn about the latest research in sleep spindles.

The activity will be done using the MODA web interface, and can be done from anywhere on a laptop or computer using your internet browser. To find out more information and to sign up, go to:

www.modasleepscoring.com

For Canadian & Quebec RPSGT's - you will be eligible to receive up to 2 CEC credits for the activity (1 CEC per scoring hour).  The activity will provide you with the following learning objectives:

• Recall basic characteristics of sleep spindles as defined by AASM.
• Review factors that influence spindle frequency and appearance.
• Refine your abilities to identify sleep spindles from a diversity of subjects (different ages, gender, medications, etc) and from different parts of the night.
• Receive an evaluation of your scoring relative to other anonymous sleep technologists.

You will also learn about current research findings on spindles and their involvement in learning/memory and disease.  The scored spindles will also be used to build a high-quality library of spindles for research, so that we can better understand the biology of spindles, how they may be involved in learning, health and disease. The dataset that is produced will be freely available.