Monthly Archives: June 2017

IRLSSG Accepted as Society Member of World Sleep Society

In 2016, World Sleep Federation (WSF) and World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) collaborated to found one international organization: World Sleep Society. As of 2017, IRLSSG is an Associate Society Member of World Sleep Society.

The goal and purpose of the World Sleep Society is to advance knowledge about sleep, circadian rhythms, sleep health, and sleep disorders worldwide, especially in those parts of the world where this knowledge has not advanced sufficiently. This endeavor will promote clinical and scientific information for scientists, health care personnel, and the general public.


2017 Annual Meeting

International RLS Study Group Annual Meeting 2017

Location: Prague during World Sleep 2017

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time: 08:00 – 17:30

Prague Congress Centre (Kongresové centrum Praha)
5. kvetna 65
140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic
630 80 249

Room: CLUB H

Course, Club H
07.10.2017, 08:00 – 17:30
Course 100: International RLS Study Group: RLS is not just leg kicking

D. Garcia-Borreguero, Spain

This year's educational program will introduce new and expanded data on RLS and limb movements. Several presentations will discuss the association of weight and RLS with and without PLMS. Recent data from imaging studies contribute to the understanding of the pathophysiology of RLS. More presentations will debate the unequivocal association of sleep related limb movements and RLS. Clinical aspects of RLS in adults and children will be reviewed. Finally, treatment conundrums will be discussed. New this year, we will present opportunities for international collaboration.

Welcome to IRLSSG in Prague
K. Sonka, Czech Republic
08:00 – 08:10

Obesity and RLS
X. Gao, United States
08:10 – 08:30

RLS severity and BMI
F. Provini, Italy
08:30 – 08:50

RLS and BMI in stroke patients
M. Manconi, Switzerland
08:50 – 09:10

Cerebral hemodynamic disturbances in RLS with PLMs
K.Y. Jung, Republic of Korea
09:10 – 09:30

Resting state and thalamic role in RLS
Y.W. Cho, Republic of Korea
09:30 – 09:50

Coffee break - AM
09:50 – 10:20

Sleep related leg movements: Beyond PLM
R. Allen, United States
10:20 – 10:40

Beyond PLMS: The neurophysiology of short-interval leg movements during sleep
R. Ferri, Italy
10:40 – 11:00

Periodic vs. respiratory related leg movements
S. Fulda, Switzerland
11:00 – 11:20

PLMS mimicking RBD
A. Iranzo, Spain
11:20 – 11:40

Wayne Hening Award Abstract presentations

Circadian locomotor activity in Meis1 knock-out mice
A. Salminen, Germany
11:40 – 11:50

Validation of an automatic scoring algorithm for the analysis of periodic limb movements according to the WASM2016 guidelines
D. Alvarez-Estevez, The Netherlands
11:50 – 12:00

Association of BTBD9 and MAP2K5/SKOR1 With Restless Legs Syndrome in Chinese Population
G. Li, China
12:00 – 12:10

Plantar reflex excitability fluctuations in Restless legs syndrome patients
S. Kerr, South Africa
12:10 – 12:20

Prevalence and associated factors of restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement in EPISONO cohort
L. Kim, Brazil
12:20 – 12:30

Lunch break
12:30 – 13:30

Actigraphy and PLMS
D. Kemlink, Czech Republic
13:30 – 13:50

Ped RLS TF report
A. Walters, United States
13:50 – 14:10

Opiates vs. alpha 2 delta in RLS
D. Garcia-Borreguero, Spain
F. Sixel-Döring, Germany
14:10 – 15:10

Coffee break - PM
15:10 – 15:40

International Projects – our experience
J. Winkelmann, Germany
A. Walters, United States
15:40 – 15:50

International Projects – Networking for Science Group Session
D. Garcia-Borreguero, Spain
15:50 – 16:30

IRLSSG Business Meeting
D. Garcia-Borreguero, Spain
16:30 – 17:30