Wednesday, May 24th  I  Thursday, May 25th  I  Friday, May 26th


May 24th

  C.1-A BOLERO Non-pharmacological interventions for the sleep
Bjørn Bjorvatn, Norway
      Bright light therapy for circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders. Bjørn Bjorvatn, Norway
Advances in combining cognitive behavioral treatment of insomnia with mindfulness based therapies. Tuuliki Hion, Estonia
  C.2-A ANDANTE Treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders-a teamwork
Triin Jagomägi, Estonia; Heisl Vaher, Estonia; Hanna Mäkinen; Finland
A role of an orthodontist in the team. Triin Jagomägi, Estonia
A role of ENT in the team. Heisl Vaher, Estonia
  C.3-A GRANDE I/II Epidemiological methods in sleep research
Chairs: Markku Partinen, Finland; Poul Jørgen Jennum, Denmark
      Clinical epidemiological studies. Markku Partinen, Finland
ESADA as an example of a collaborative database. Ludger Grote, Sweden; Tarja Saaresranta, Finland
  C.4-A GRANDE III Management of nasal ventilation in sleep medicine
Chairs: Tarja Saaresranta, Finland; Erve Sõõru, Estonia
      Nurse has a key role in CPAP compliance. Jenny Theorell-Haglöw, Sweden
CPAP and sexuality. Marian Petersen, Denmark
Pulmonologist´s advice for nasal problems in OSA patients. Hanna-Riikka Kreivi, Finland
  C.5-A DUETTO Pediatric sleep medicine- PSC scoring basic course
Paul Murphy
10.00-10.30     Coffee break (course participants)
10.30-12.00     PARALLEL EDUCATIONAL COURSES continue
  C.1-B BOLERO Non-pharmacological interventions for the sleep
Bjørn Bjorvatn, Norway
      Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Susanna Jernelöv, Sweden
Non-pharmacological interventions for other sleep disorders. Ståle Pallesen​, Norway
  C.2-B ANDANTE Treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders-a teamwork
Triin Jagomägi, Estonia; Heisl Vaher, Estonia; Hanna Mäkinen; Finland
A role of somnologist in the team. Heisl Vaher, Estonia
A role of a myofunctional therapist in the team. SLP. Hanna Mäkinen, Finland
  C.3-B GRANDE I/II Epidemiological methods in sleep research
Markku Partinen, Finland; Poul Jørgen Jennum, Denmark
      Surveys and register-based studies. Poul Jørgen Jennum, Denmark
General discussion: Is there a place for a common Nordic quality database in sleep disorders
  C.4-B GRANDE III Management of nasal ventilation in sleep medicine
Tarja Saaresranta, Finland; Erve Sõõru, Estonia
      Air leak with PAP therapy, diagnosis, side effect and management. Adel Bachour, Finland
CPAP does not work: when should we give up, change PAP mode or choose another treatment option? Ulla Anttalainen, Finland
Monitoring long-term compliance of CPAP treatment. Tarja Saaresranta, Finland
  C.5-B DUETTO Pediatric sleep medicine- PSC scoring basic course
Paul Murphy
12.00-13.00   Restaurant Lunch (course participants)
Welcome address. Erve Sõõru, President of Estonian Sleep Medicine Association
13.15-15.00 S.1 GRANDE Young scientist symposium
Chairs: National Sleep Society Presidents from DK, ES, FI, IS, NO, SE ​
DENMARK - Sleep disturbances in trauma-affected refugees - prevalence and perspectives on treatment. Hinuga Sandahl
ESTONIA - Drivers of daytime sleepiness in creative R&D employees. Marko Virkebau
FINLAND - Retirement - a window of opportunity for better sleep? Saana Myllyntausta
ICELAND - Beyond the AHI - The relationship between snoring and symptoms. Erna Sif Arnardóttir
NORWAY - The dark side of chronotherapy; effective treatment for mania. Tone Elise Gjøtterud Henriksen  ​
SWEDEN - Sleep deprivation and cerebrospinal fluid proteins. Martin Olsson
13.30-15.00 C.5-C DUETTO Pediatric sleep medicine- PSC scoring basic course
Paul Murphy
15.00-15.30     Coffee break and poster session
15.30-17.00     PARALLEL SESSIONS
  S.2 BOLERO Sleep and pain
Morten Engstrøm, Norway; Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen, Finland
      Why is sleep relevant for pain? A review of possible mechanisms. Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen, Finland
Sleep and  headache. Trond Sand, Norway
How experimental sleep restriction affects pain perception and physiology. Kristian B Nilsen, Norway
New RLS phenotype in women with CWP? Romana Stehlik​, Sweden
  S.3 GRANDE I Oral presentations
Chair: Katrin Sonn, Estonia; 
Rain Jõgi, Estonia
      Severity of individual obstruction events increases with age in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Leppänen Timo, Finland
Is hormone replacement therapy associated with better quality of sleep in women? Results from a large cross-sectional Norwegian study (HUNT 3). Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Norway
Work arrangement related drivers of happiness in creative R&D employees
. Marit Rebane, Estonia
Bedroom habits and sleep preferences among Norwegian adults-age and sex differences. Siri Waage, Norway
  S.4 GRANDE III Hypersomnolence research, diagnosis and treatment  - comorbid disorders and  lifestyle issues
Chair: Tuuliki Hion, Estonia; Juha Markkula, Finland
      Hypersomnias in neurological disorders. Mechanism and causes. Poul Jørgen Jennum, Denmark
Hypersomnias in Psychiatric diseases. Juha Markkula, Finland
Hypersomnias. Diagnose and management. Markku Partinen, Finland
  C.5-D DUETTO Pediatric sleep medicine- PSC scoring basic course
Paul Murphy
17.00-19.30   Lobby / exhibition area WELCOME RECEPTION
At the conference centre

May 25th

8.30-10.00     PARALLEL SYMPOSIA
  S.5 BOLERO Traffic safety, sleepiness and sleep disorders: epidemiology, causes and countermeasures​
Erve Sõõru, Estonia; Göran Kecklund, Sweden
      Occupational sleep medicine: work hours, sleepiness and sleep - implications for traffic safety. Göran Kecklund, Sweden
The EU directive on OSAS and driving license: the Estonian approach. Erve Sõõru, Estonia
Sleep Disordered Breathing and driving safety – epidemiology, diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Ludger Grote, Sweden
How to manage driver fatigue in transport: individual and organizational strategies. Mikael Sallinen​, Finland
  S.6 GRANDE Online treatment of insomnia
Håvard Kallestad, Norway
      The norse trials. Børge Sivertsen​, Norway
Long-term effects of online CBT-I. 
Susanna Jernelöv​, Sweden
A review of the efficacy of internet-delivered CBT-I. Robert Zachariae, Denmark
Somnify. Harald Hrubos-Strøm​, Norway
  S.7 DUETTO Oral presentations
Tuuliki Hion, Estonia; Alexander Lind, Sweden
      Adults with ADHD suffer from a wide range of different sleep problems. Bjørn Bjorvatn, Norway
Changes in Quality of Life in individuals with narcolepsy in Norway after H1N1-influensa epidemic in 2009- a 2-year prospective cohort study. Sebjørg Hesla Nordstrand, Norway
Analyses of autoantigens and genetic associations in Pandemrix®-induced narcolepsy. Alexander Lind, Sweden
Effects of pain treatment on sleep in people with dementia and depression: a placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. Kjersti Marie Blytt, Norway
The effects of working 8 hours on/8 hours off on seafarer sleep and fatigue. Wessel van Leeuwen, Sweden
10.00-10.30     Coffee break and poster session

Symposium is organized by Philips Respironics
Randomized Clinical Trials with Cardiovascular endpoints in Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Friends or Foes?
Chariman Jan Hedner, Prof./ Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
Chairman Ludger Grote, Ass. Prof./ Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden

Harald Hrubos-Ström MD Ph.d./ Akershus University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Yüksel Peker, Prof./ Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey


Symposium is organized by Resmed
Treating Sleep Apnea with 100% Digital MRD (Mandibular repositioning device)
Karene Valentin, Narval CC European Sr Product manager
Bruno Navailles, Dental Sleep specialist, ENT & maxillo surgeon, France

12.00-13.00   Restaurant Lunch
Chair: Katrin Sonn
My journey from sleep technologist to sleep counselor. Helping children and adults to get over their sleep problems using CBT-I, CBT and Mindfullness techniques. Kene Vernik, Estonia
13.00-14.30     PARALLEL SYMPOSIA
  S.8 GRANDE Comorbid OSA and insomnia
Bjørn Bjorvatn, Norway
      Co-morbid sleep apnea and insomnia in the Akershus Sleep Apnea Diagnostics and Treatment Evaluation study. Harald Hrubos-Strøm, Norway
Insomnia subtypes and OSA - associations and treatment effects. Erla Björnsdóttir, Iceland
Is OSA with insomnia symptoms more dangerous than OSA with sleepiness? Tarja Saaresranta, Finland
The effects of a self-help book for insomnia in patients with comorbid OSA and insomnia. Bjørn Bjorvatn, Norway
  S.9 DUETTO Sleep in children
Karoline Lode-Kolz, Norway
      Sleep in children. What do we know and what not? Juulia Paavonen, Finland
Diagnosing the hyperactive child who snores, literature review. Karoline Lode-Kolz, Norway
Sleep disorders in children with autism. Sören Berg, Denmark

Sleep and ADHD in children. Eeva Aronen, Finland
14.30-15.00     Coffee break and poster session
15.00-16.30     PARALLEL SYMPOSIA
  S.10 GRANDE Pharmacotherapy of sleep disorders and pharmacologic research in sleep disorders
Katrin Sonn, Estonia; Eva Lindberg, Sweden
      Pharmacotherapy of insomnia. Sören Berg, Denmark
Pharmacotherapy of RLS. Ludger Grote, Sweden
Pharmacotherapy of OSA. Jan Hedner, Sweden
Panel discussion
  S.11 DUETTO How light affects sleep, circadian rhythms and mood regulation
Janne Grønli, Norway
      Sleep dynamics in rats after exposure to short or long day. Janne Grønli​, Norway
Poor sleep due to evening use of electronic devices: myth or reality? Christian Benedict, Sweden
Blue-blocking glasses as additive treatment for mania, a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Tone Elise Gjøtterud Henriksen​, Norway
Morningness-eveningness pay gap in creative R&D employees. Aaro Hazak, Estonia

Symposium is organized by SOMNOmedics
Nocturnal Blood pressure Fluctuations determined by PTT(pulse transit time): Reliable Method – new Insights

Dr. Gert Küchler

16.45-18.00   GRANDE

The Nordic Championship in Sleep
Chairs: Tuuliki Hion, Estonia; Heisl Vaher, Estonia

19.15-20.00     Bus transfer to the Dinner / Exhibition visit at the Maritime museum
20.00-00.00     CONFERENCE DINNER
At the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour, Maritime museum

May 26th

8.30-10.00     PARALLEL SYMPOSIA
  S.12 DUETTO Implications of early life conditions in suspectibility to anxiety and depression
Jelena Mrdalj, Norway
      Electrophysiological impairments after maternal separations in male and female rats. Jelena Mrdalj, Norway
Sleep and Behavior in Cross-Fostering Rats: Developmental and Sex Aspects. Olena Santangeli, Finland
Implication of NOTCH1 Gene in Susceptibility to Anxiety and Depression. A translational study. Janne Grønli, Norway

Sleep and depression in adolescents: results from clinical studies. Anna Sofia Urrila, Finland
  S.13 GRANDE Telemedicine in sleep disorders
Ulla Anttalainen, Finland; Tuuliki Hion, Estonia
      Telemedicine in Estonia. Madis Tiik, Estonia
Use of Estonian eHealth platform for development of new e-services. Peeter Ross, Estonia
Wireless telemonitoring of CPAP treatment in OSA. Ulla Anttalainen​, Finland
Panel discussion: Developments in telemedicine in sleep
CS.4 BOLERO Symposium is organized by Timik Medical

ONE FINGER, ONE SIGNAL, ONE ANALYSIS - On the use of the PAT signal in the clinical setting

Prof. Jan Hedner, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
Prof. Ludger Grote, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
MD. Richard Harlid, Aleris sleep clinic, Stockholm, Sweden
Prof. Hartmut Schneider, John Hopkins Medicine Baltimore, USA

10.00-10.30     Coffee break and poster session
10.30-12.00     PARALLEL SYMPOSIA
  S.14 GRANDE Sleep in neurodegenerative diseases
Michaela D Gjerstad, Norway; Marielle Zoetmulder, Denmark
      Sleep in the healthy aging. Marielle Zoetmulder, Denmark
Sleep changes in early Parkinson’s disease: an overview. Michaela D. Gjerstad, Norway
Sleep in Nursing home patients with dementia and clinical depression. Kjersti Marie Blytt, Norway
  S.15 DUETTO Disrupting sleep and circadian systems: Effects on molecular measures
Andrea Rørvik Marti, Norway
      Simulated shift work and protein synthesis in the rat brain. Andrea Rørvik Marti, Norway
Shift work: genetic risk and epigenetic consequences. Tiina Paunio, Finland
How shift work affect hormone secretion and diurnal rhythms in nurses and police officers. Marie Aarrebo Jensen, Denmark
Cross-tissue specific molecular effects of acute sleep loss in humans. Jonathan Cedernaes, Sweden
CS.5 BOLERO Sponsored symposium
Symposium is organized by SomnoMed
The argument for COAT (MAD) as first line treatment for OSA

Jagdeep Bijwadia MD MBA, Chief Medical Officer Somnomed, Assistant Professor University of Minnesota Division of pulmonary critical care and sleep, President of Minnesota Sleep Society
12.00-13.00 K1 GRANDE Keynote lecture
Quality of sleep and development psychiatric disorders in general population:
Molecular genetic correlates

Prof Jaanus Harro, University of Tartu, Estonia
13.00-13.30 S.16 GRANDE

Poster Awards
Closing symposium
18th Nordic Sleep Conference 2019, announcement

13.30-14.00   Restaurant Lunch
15.00     Post-conference tours, Meeting point - conference hotel lobby


The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event programme!