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MC03 -Sleep regulation and functions: when the periphery talks to the brain - Organised by European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)/French Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (SFRMS) (09:00-15:00)

The ESRS and SFRMS host a mini-conference on "sleep regulation and functions" at the FENS forum in Paris on July 9th from 9:00 to 15:00. Interested to attend this event? Please register


July 9, 2022


July 9, 2022


Pavillion 7, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles   View map

Sleep play a central part in our life. Its functions are multiples and its dysfunctions have large consequences on physical and mental health and performances. The expression and stability of sleep depend on a large brain network in interaction with its environment. The mini-conference will provide a didactic overview of brain activities during sleep and their functions based on the most
recent findings using state of the art techniques in animal models or human subjects. The role of environmental factors as well as basic mechanisms of neural networks and neuro-glial interactions will also be elucidated. Finally, innovative drug development will be discussed toward better
cognitive functioning. The content will be brought to you by a multi-disciplinary faculty of basic scientists and clinicians. The miniconference is organized by the French Society of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (SFRMS) in collaboration with the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS).

ESRS-SFRMS Mini-conference joint program
“Sleep regulation and functions”

9h : Welcome to participants

9h05 – 10h35: Session 1: Neurobiology of sleep and sleep disorders
Chairwoman: Lucie Barateau
· NREM sleep and neurological disorders: A bidirectional relationship with therapeutic potential, Daniela Noain(University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland)
· Neurobiology of REM sleep, Christelle Peyron (Center for Research in Neuroscience of Lyon (CRNL), France)
· Neurobiology of Sleep disorders, Lucie Barateau (CHU-Montpellier, France)
20’ Break

11h00- 12h20 : Session 2: Origin, modulation and Role of sleep oscillations
Chairwoman: Christelle Peyron
· A role for midline thalamic nuclei in coordinating cortical sleep oscillations, Audrey Hay (CRNL, France)
· When the locus coeruleus speaks up in sleep: advancing the neurobiology of sensory vigilance, Anita Luthi (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
· Excitatory and inhibitory calcium activity during sleep, Niels Niethard (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
· Brain neural pattern and the memory function of sleep, Gabrielle Girardeau (Institut du Fer à Moulin, France)


13h30-14h50 : Session 3 : Sleep and neurodegeneration
Chairman: Laurent Seugnet
· The glymphatic system and its relation to sleep : Iben Lundgaard (Lund University, Sweden) :
· Sleep and cognition in neurodegenerative diseases, Gilles Vandewalle (University of Liège, Belgium)
· Histopathology of sleep networks in neurodegenerative diseases, Rolf Fronczek (Leiden university medical center, Netherland)
· REM-sleep-behavior disorder as a precursor of a-synucleopathies, Alex Iranzo (Hospital clinic Barcelona, Spain)

14h50: closing remarks

Organizing committee on behalf of the SFRMS and the ESRS: Christelle Peyron (CRNL, France), Laurent Seugnet (CRNL, France), Lucie Barateau (Montpellier, France)

The ESRS and SFRMS host a mini-conference on "sleep regulation and functions" at the FENS forum in Paris on July 9th from 9:00 to 15:00. Interested to attend this event? Please register