Information A-Z

Abstract Publication

All accepted abstracts are published as an electronic supplement to the Journal of Sleep Research (JSR), the official journal of the ESRS.


The European Sleep Science Award will be announced during the Opening ceremony.


Access to all scientific and networking events will only be possible with your personal badge, which you will receive at the badge printing stations if your registration is fully paid. All participants are requested to wear their name badge throughout the congress. If you forget your badge, we can reprint it for a deposit of EUR 30.00. The deposit will be returned once you show that you still have both badges, of which we will keep one. If you have lost your badge or do not show both badges, EUR 30.00 will be charged.

Scanning of badges: Participants are not obliged to allow exhibitors to scan their badge in the exhibition area or when entering an industry symposia. Participants must show their badge for proof of access rights, but do not need to allow a company to scan it. With allowing a company to scan,you acknowledge that your registration details will be forwarded to the exhibitor.


Certificates of attendance indicating the CME credits are available at the end of the congress.


A cloakroom is available in the congress centre next to the Secretariat during the registration opening hours.

CME Accreditation

More information on accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) will follow soon.

Certificates of attendance indicating the CME credits will be available at the end of the congress at the selfprint stations onsite.

Coffee Breaks

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks are included in the registration fee and are served in the exhibition area.


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Endorsed Events

6th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Paris, France, May 23 - 26, 2020.


Throughout the meeting, ESRS staff will be available at the ESRS booth to answer any questions you may have or to deal with any matters concerning the ESRS Society.

For more information on the ESRS society click here.

ESRS Examination in Sleep Medicine

The 9th Examination of Certification in Sleep Medicine and the 7th Examination of Certification in Sleep Medicine for Sleep Technologists will be conducted in September 2020 in Seville, Spain alongside the 25th ESRS Congress. The online application will be open from 15 February 2020 to 15 April 2020:

ESRS Past Congresses

ESRS 2018 in Basel:
ESRS 2016 in Bologna:


After the congress, you will receive an email with a request to fill in an online survey. Please take a moment to complete the questionnaire. Your answers will be used to evaluate the scientific content of the programme in order to continuously improve it for future meetings.

Filming/Photography/Recording Policy

Filming, photography and audio recording are allowed at ESRS 2020 but permission must be sought in advance via

The ESRS 2020 Congress Secretariat will approve requests on a case-by-case basis. Successful requests will receive a press pass and confirmation letter for a specific time and location. Without this confirmation letter, filming/photographing/recording will only be permitted outside the Main Entrance areas that do not require approval.

Intellectual property copyrights must be respected – any filming or photography of posters/scientific sessions may not be conducted without the permission of the authorised speaker/moderator.

Speakers/moderators are the sole proprietors of the content disclosed (data, photographs, slides etc.) during the posters/scientific sessions and are able to authorise or refuse what can be filmed, photographed or recorded and to what extent this information may be used. Consequently, permission will only be granted if the presenter of the study has authorised filming/photographing/recording of their session.

Permission is needed for filming, taking photographs or making audio recording in the following areas:

  • Scientific sessions
  • Industry-organised satellite sessions
  • Poster Area
  • Registration area

Filming in any other part of the Congress Centre is strictly prohibited.

Any film/photo/recording shall only be used for information and communication purposes and must mention the source of the material.

Artificial light cannot be used during presentations. Flash photography at scientific presentations and plenary sessions is not allowed. ESRS 2020 may interrupt any disruptive or hazardous filming.

Media outlets and press representatives are expected to abide by the ESRS 2020 Embargo Policy.


The congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to conference participants, either during, or as a result of the meeting. Please check the validity of your own insurance.


The official language of the congress is English. Simultaneous translation into Spanish will be provided in the main auditorium from Wednesday afternoon, 23.09.2020 until Friday, 25.09.2020.


Lunch will be available at cash bars within the exhibition and poster area. Lunch is not included in the registration fee.

Registration / Secretariat Opening Hours

To be confirmed.


The participant acknowledges that she / he has no right to lodge damage claims against the organisers should the holding of the congress be hindered or prevented by unexpected political or economical events or generally by „force majeure“, or should the non-appearance of speakers or other reasons necessitate programme changes. With her / his registration, the participant accepts this provision.

By accepting the general terms and conditions, the participant declares that she / he agrees to its personal and company data being processed by Congrex Switzerland, may be forwarded to the sponsors and exhibitors of the congress and that this data may be used for information purposes on congresses and events in related fi elds organised by Congrex Switzerland. In the opposing case, the participant notifies Congrex Switzerland in written within 5 working days after the registration.

SES Spanish Sleep Society

We are pleased to announce the joint congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) and the Spanish Sleep Society (SES) which will be held in Sevilla, Spain.

The XXVIII Congress of the Spanish Sleep Society (SES) will be held from 22 to 23 September, jointly with the 25th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) that will be extended until 25 September.

Both meetings will be coordinated in parallel and attendants will be able to attend both meetings with only one registration.

The official language of the Congress of the Spanish Sleep Society will be Spanish and the official language of the ESRS meeting will be English. However, at the ESRS meeting we will provide simultaneous translation into Spanish in the main auditorium where the most popular sessions will be held, including keynote lectures from world renowned international speakers.

Nos complace anunciaros la celebración conjunta del 25 Congreso de la Sociedad Europea de Investigación en Sueño (ESRS) y la XXVIII Reunión Anual de la  Sociedad Española de Sueño en la ciudad de Sevilla.

La Reunión Anual de la Sociedad Española de Sueño se celebrará el 22 y 23 de Septiembre de 2020 junto con el Congreso de la Sociedad Europea de Investigación en Sueño (ESRS), que se alargará hasta el 25 de septiembre de 2020.

Ambos congresos se coordinarán simultáneamente,  en la misma sede y se podrá acudir a ambos congresos con una única inscripción.

El idioma oficial de la Reunion Anual de la SES será el castellano y el idioma oficial del congreso de la Europea será el inglés. No obstante, durante el Congreso de la Sociedad Europea se dispondrá de servicio de traducción simultánea inglés-castellano en el Auditorio principal, donde se desarrollarán la mayoría de las sesiones.


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Speakers’ Service Centre (SSC)

The Speakers’ Service Centre (SSC) is connected to all lecture halls and is centrally located within the congress centre. All speakers are asked to hand in their PowerPoint presentations at the SSC at least 2 hours before the start of their lecture.


Fibes Sevilla
Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones


Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the congress centre during the congress.