JUNE 12-15, 2018 






The International Sleep Medicine Course (ISMC) has evolved in the past decade into an established international postgraduate course for professionals working as a sleep specialist. It is a unique joint venture of the Dutch sleep societies the “Netherlands Society for Sleep and Wake Research (NSWO) and the “Slaapgeneeskundige Vereniging Nederland” (SVNL), the Belgian Association for Sleep research and Sleep medicine (BASS) and the British Sleep Society (BSS). NSWO and SVNL announce that the 2018 edition of the ISMC will be held June 12-15, 2018 in the Netherlands.

The 4-day course consists of lectures and interactive training sessions that cover the physiology and pathophysiology of normal and abnormal sleep as well as principals and pitfalls in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. As in past editions, the faculty of the ISMC will consist of international experts in sleep medicine to assure a state-of-the-art educational programme. The final programme and faculty will be made available on our website as soon as possible, hopefully by the end of this year.

The aim of this course is to prepare the participants for the European Somnologist Exam of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), which will take place during the upcoming 24th Congress of the ESRS in Basel, September 25-28, 2018.


We hope to welcome you for the ISMC 2018 in St. Michielgestel.


Dr. Monique Vlak

Chair Organising Committee



Organising Committee:

Monique H.M. Vlak, MD Phd Neurologist-somnologist
Jeryll Asin, MD, Pneumologist-somnologist
Hans L. Hamburger, MD PhD, Neurologist-somnologist
Gert Jan Lammers, MD PhD, Neurologist-somnologist
Nanneke Joustra, Secretarian







Preliminary programme




The venue is a 14th century convent “De Grote Ruwenberg”, located on a large estate which was turned into a modern convention centre. St. Michielsgestel is a pleasant old village near the larger city of Den Bosch. If weather permits walking along the river or biking in this region is a great experience. It is only 1 hour drive from Schiphol Airport, Dusseldorf Airport and Brussels Airport and only 30 minutes from Eindhoven Airport.




Also want to join us in 2018? Online registration is available soon. Click HERE to pre-register and we will contact you as soon as registration is open!



Early bird fee (registration before April 1st 2018): 975 euro

Regular fee (after April 1st 2018)                       :1175 euro




Accreditatie will be applied for with the

Nederlandse vereniging voor Neurologie (NVN):







A Certificate of Attendance is available on Friday the 15th of June at the ISMC Secretariat.




For all questions about the course or for pre-regsitration you can contact Nanneke Joustra:

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