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9th ESST meeting, Glasgow - Scotland

on Tuesday 9 September 2008 in the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.

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10.00 - 10.10

Welcome and Introduction by
Dr. Thomas Pollmächer, President ESRS
Ann Ryckx, President (ad Int.) ESST

Session I
Education and Accreditation  

10.15 - 10.40

European guidelines for Sleep technologist accreditation
Jo Tiete, Luxembourg

10.45 – 11.15

Review of Sleep Education Courses offered in Europe
Simone de Lacy, RPSGT, London, UK

Session II


11.20 – 11.40

Utility of actigraphy in the diagnosis of circadian disorders
Maxime Elbaz, Paris, France

11.40 – 12.00

Case studies
Jane Orgill, UK
12.00 - 13.15
Session II
Sleep Scoring  
13.15 - 14.00 New AASM scoring rules
Paul Murphy, RPSGT, Mölndal, Sweden
14.00 - 14.30 New parameters for Arousal scoring (PTT, Pulswaveform, PAT)
Ann Ryckx, Montana, Switzerland
14.30 - 15.00 Update: Cyclic Alternating Pattern (clinical value)
Valentina Rosso, Parma, Italy
15.00 - 15.20 Tea-Break  
Session III
Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing
15.20 - 15.50 Surgical treatment for OSA
Piet Haers, London, UK
15.50 – 16.20 Complex SDB- What does it stand for?
How to choose the right treatment?
Dr Adrian Williams, London, UK
16.20 - 16.50 Monitoring non-invasive ventilation during sleep
Dr Jean-Paul Janssens, Geneva, Switzerland
16.50 - 17.15 Sleep Disordered Breathing: Therapy Adherence and Patient Education
Theresa Shumard, Shillington, USA
  ESST Meeting
17.15 -
ESST meeting followed by the new Board election  

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