World Sleep Society Seeks President-Elect
World Sleep Society is now accepting self-nominations for the President-Elect position. The President-Elect term would start January 2018 and end September 2019. At the World Sleep 2019 Vancouver congress, the position automatically transitions to the President position until the 2021 congress (date and location to be determined).   

Names and credentials of nominees can be forwarded to past-president, Dr. Clete Kushida, via the administrative office email . All nominations are due by Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Thank you for considering this important position within the World Sleep Society Governing Council.
World Sleep Society Mission Statement
The fundamental mission of the World Sleep Society is to advance sleep health worldwide. World Sleep Society will fulfill this mission by promoting and encouraging education, research and patient care throughout the World, particularly in those parts of the world where the practice of sleep medicine is less developed. World Sleep Society will act as a bridge between different sleep societies and cultures, supporting and encouraging worldwide exchange of clinical information and scientific studies related to sleep medicine. World Sleep Society will seek to encourage development and exchange of information for world-wide and regional standards of practice for sleep medicine.

World Sleep Society Goal and Purpose
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. The World Sleep Society will foster international exchanges among scientists, physicians, psychologists, nurses, physician assistants, technologists, and other medical and research personnel interested in the sleep field. In this manner it is expected that sleep science and medicine can advance for all populations to improve the quality of life of individuals throughout the world. The World Sleep Society will promote world-wide sleep health by advancing public education, supporting public policies related to sleep health, and supporting sleep research.

World Sleep Society currently represents over 823 individual members and 26 societies from 64 countries. Individuals from 76 countries were present at World Sleep 2017.