The Irish Sleep Society

The Irish Sleep Society (ISS) is a professional organization for physicians, technologists, physiologists, nurses and other health care professionals who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in Ireland.

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Membership to the society is open to all professionals who have sleep medicine as a major clinical and/or research interest.


Our 20th Annual General Meeting took place in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin City Centre on 19th April 2024.


The first Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Patients with Sleep Disorders were published by the society...

Latest News

Latest Events

New Executive Committee

We are delighted to announce that Dr Brian Kent is the new incoming president of the ISS and wish to sincerely thank him for all his time and hard work as secretary.  We would like to extend our heart felt thanks to Dr Silke Ryan who has done a tremendous job as president for the

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20th Annual Meeting of Irish Sleep Society: 19th April 2024

The 20th annual meeting of the ISS took place on Friday, April 19th 2024 and was a great success. This was an in-person meeting, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin City Centre.  The meeting was a celebration the 20th anniversary of the Society, and focused on novel approaches to sleep disorder diagnosis, emerging

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ISS Bursaries

We are delighted to announce that the ISS will be awarding up to three bursaries of €750 each to facilitate travel of any ISS members based in Ireland to conferences or educational events relevant to the practice of sleep medicine. In the first instance, we are inviting applications to support attendance at Sleep Europe 2024,

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Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine

The Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine offers an MSc/PgDip in Sleep Medicine, as well as a series of 8 continuing professional development modules and a CBT-I Masterclass. The part-time, online courses are aimed at multidisciplinary professionals with an interest in sleep medicine, and are delivered online, which is particularly suitable for overseas delegates. Further

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Walter McNicholas ERS lifetime achievement

We would like to congratulate our esteemed colleague and founder of the Irish Sleep Society, Prof Walter McNicholas, on his recent prestigious ERS lifetime achievement award in sleep disordered breathing. Click here for the full story

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ERS 2024 – 7-11 September 2024

ERS International Congress 2024 will be held in Vienna, Austria from 7-11 September 2024.   It is open for Hot Topic submissions from 18 December until mid-March so consider submitting a sleep based hot topic. Click here for full information.

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Sleep 2025: 8th – 11th June 2025 Seattle, USA

Save the date and make plans to join us in Seattle for SLEEP 2025, the 39th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS), a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). Ticketed postgraduate courses will be available Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and

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5-10 September 2025 World Sleep Congress

The World Sleep congress is organized by World Sleep Society, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing sleep health worldwide. The next World Sleep congress will be in Singapore during September 5 – 10, 2025. Learn more about the World Sleep congress at

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Featured Publication

Sleep Medicine Textbook

The second edition of the Sleep Medicine Textbook published by the ESRS in 2021, provides a state of the art, all-in-one educational material (15 sections, 92 chapters, 1,100 pages). Written by experts in the field, the Sleep Medicine Textbook comprises the knowledge-base for the ESRS examinations in sleep medicine. Members of the ISS can avail of the textbook for a discounted prize.