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Dear Scientists,
We are very pleased to invite you to the 1st Sleep Medicine Summer School (SMSS), the former Alpine Sleep Summer School (ASSS) that was initiated in 2011 and run every other year. The event will take place in Lugano at the Università della Svizzera italiana from July 1st to July 5th 2019.
The Sleep Medicine Summer School is part of the Academy of Sleep and Consciousness (ASC) founded from a joint effort of the University of Bern and the Università della Svizzera italiana. The academic mission of the school is to provide a highquality postgraduate educational curse in sleep and consciousness.
The Sleep Medicine Summer School is one of the module of the ASC educational program with a strong focus on clinics and basic research.
This year the Sleep Medicine Summer School will offer an intense scientific program on the topics of sleep, wakefulness, consciousness, chronobiology, sleep and cognition, insomnia, circadian disorders, hypersomnia, disorders of consciousness, sleep and neurologic disorders, parasomnias, sleep and epilepsy, movement disorders, sleep breathing disorders.
Each module will include regular lessons, keynote lectures, case discussions and practical exercitation. Highlights of the Summer School are the keynotes on Neuroimaging of the sleeping brain, Sleep, insomnia and mental health, Genetics of neurological sleep disorders, REM Behavior Disorder, Biomarkers in sleep apnoea given by five scientists with an internationally respected reputation in their field of expertise:
Prof. Dr. Dieter Riemann (Universitätsklinikum Freiburg)
Prof. Dr. Mehdi Tafti (University of Lausanne)
Prof. Luigi Ferini-Strambi (Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano)
MD PhD Jean-Louis Pepin (CHU de Grenoble).
You will also have the opportunity to meet many outstanding speakers recognized worldwide for their intellectual contribution in the field of sleep medicine.
We are looking forward to an educational and inspiring Sleep Medical Summer School and for you to join.

Warm Regards,
Prof. Claudio Bassetti | Prof. Mauro Manconi



Participants can choose to attend the entire school or just single modules. Participation in the entire school provides a special rate.


Single Module Within 15.04.2019 After 15.04.2019
Participant 150 € 200 €
Student 100 € 150 €


Full Congress (5 days)
Participant 500 € 600 €
Student 400 € 500 €



Download Program

If you want to register please send an email to smss@europeansleepfoundation.ch (no later than Thursday 28th June – h12.00)





Participation to the Summer School
Conference materials
2 coffee breaks per day
Social Event on July 3rd


Students must prove their student status with the official document from their university.
Accommodation is available but not included in the basic course fee.


3 Travel Awards available for students:
< 35 years old
Coming from the following countries Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine.

The grant includes:
Free registration
Refund of 400.- CHF maximum for accommodation and meals or travel expenses


Students interested in the Student Grant should send their application via email to smss@europeansleepfoundation.ch enclosing the following documents:

Motivational Letter
ID Card
Student Card or official document from the University

The Organizing Secretary will analyze the applications and confirm/decline the Grant within 30 days from request


Certificate in Advanced Studies «Sleep, Consciousness, and related disorders»:

The Sleep Medicine Summer School, Lugano, Switzerland, 01/07/2019-05/07/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 30 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Swiss Neurological Society (SGN):
8 credits per day

Swiss Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (SGKN/SSNC):
MONDAY 3 credits, THURSDAY 3 credits

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Schlafforschung, Schlafmedizin und Chronobiologie (SGSSC):
32 CREDITS total
MONDAY 6.5 credits, TUESDAY 7 credits, WEDNESDAY 6.5 credits, THURSDAY 6 credits, FRIDAY 6 credits





Prof. Dr. med Mauro Manconi
University of Bern
Università della Svizzera Italiana
Neurocentro della Svizzera Italiana
Ospedale Regionale di Lugano


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