Invitation Letter

Dear colleagues, friends and ESRS participants,

It is our pleasure and privilege to invite you to join the 23rd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, which will be held in Bologna, Italy, on September 2016.

The European Sleep Research Society is an international scientific nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote research on sleep and related areas, to improve the care for patients with sleep disorders and to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding sleep research and sleep medicine.

The Italian Association of Sleep Medicine is a long-established society, which was founded in 1990 and which represents, after its merge with the Italian Society of Sleep Research in 2013, the common roof for more than 300 members active in the fields of basic and clinical sleep research and sleep medicine.

Bologna is a town with a millennial cultural tradition and world-wide recognized characteristics of hospitality and openness to ideas and people. Bologna is considered, among the major Italian cities, to be the one with the best quality of life, due to the perfect blend of tradition, history, art and innovation. Moreover, Bologna is a crucial node of the Italian transport network, allowing people to reach Bologna very easily and cheaply.

The University of Bologna is the oldest of the Western World and one of the largest in Italy. In Bologna, the multidisciplinarity of the approach to sleep research and sleep medicine has found its maximum expression at an Italian level in the last fifty years, thanks to Marino Bosinelli, Elio Lugaresi, and Pier Luigi Parmeggiani’s schools.

Congress attendees will have the chance to benefit from scientific exchange during either the formal activities or the informal meetings with colleagues from different backgrounds, but will also have a chance to relax thanks to the opportunities provided by the multiple cultural events and by the superb Bolognese gastronomic tradition.

We hope you will enjoy the meeting and we are looking forward to welcoming you to Bologna in 2016!

Philippe Peigneux
ESRS President

Roberto Amici
Congress Chair

Raffaele Ferri
President of the Italian
Association of Sleep Medicine