IRBDSG meeting

Welcome to IRBDSG symposium!

Dear colleagues,

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Symposium of the "13th International REM Sleep Behavior Study Group (IRBDSG)" in Copenhagen Denmark from October 3-5, 2019

It will be a great opportunity to meet the experts with the purpose of exchanging knowledge and seeking new challenges and collaborations.

The IRBDSG was created in 2006 and has held yearly meetings bringing together top scientist from neuropsychiatry and sleep medicine. The group has succeeded to initialize and facilitate multicenter international research collaborations focusing on RBD and its relation to neurodegenerative disorders.

Mission: The IRBDSG represents a core group of clinicians and scientists who are committed to advancing knowledge in REM sleep behavior disorder, particularly: definition and diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, clinical and polysomnographic phenomenology, and relevance to neurologic and psychiatric disorders as well as neurodegeneration.
Vision: We envision a world where RBD 1) is better recognized by the public and physicians and diagnosed early, 2) treated effectively in order to optimize quality of life and minimize injuries, 3) has its pathophysiology fully understood, and 4) has its relevance to neurodegenerative disease characterized such that interventions can effectively delay the onset of or prevent the development of overt neurodegenerative disease (e.g., PD, DLB and MSA).

We wish you all very welcome to Copenhagen!

On behalf of the coordinating group of the IRBDSG Symposium,

Professor Poul Jennum

The meeting is aimed at: Neurologists, neuro-pediatrics, neurophysiologists, epileptologist, sleep specialists and relevant societies.