E-Newsletter of World Sleep Society
From the President
Clete Kushida
I would like to personally invite you to meet me at World Sleep 2017 in Prague. Registration is open. Hotels are available. We have accepted 385 international speakers representing 35 countries and we will accept more as abstracts are collected. If you are interested in submitting science, please know the Fast Track Abstract deadline is February 28.

Join me as we collaborate and unite the world of sleep medicine and research at the first-ever joint congress of WASM and WSF.


Dr. Clete Kushida, President
World Sleep Society
Director's Desk

Our World Sleep Society 2016 Annual Report is now available online. It includes details on the operation of programs from both the World Sleep Federation (WSF) and World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). Programs consist of education, awareness, and member services.


Allan O'Bryan, Executive Director
World Sleep Society
Full Scientific Program

Plan Your World Sleep 2017 experience with our full Scientific Program available now. Fully interactive, you are able to view days, rooms and scheduled presentations. By clicking on a presentation, you will be able to view, save or download the details of the presentation.

Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life

2017 marks the 10th annual World Sleep Day! New this year:

Submit your World Sleep Day awareness activity today. Help us reach even more of the millions of individuals living with a sleep disorder.

Associate Society Member Highlight: Peru

Peruvian Association of Sleep Medicine was founded in 2007 in Lima, Peru. Today, the society has 70 enrolled members. Dr. Darwin Vizcarra-Escobar says of the society, "The main activities are education and to promote social awareness about sleep disorders and their impact on the well-being of society. Our society is a multidisciplinary organization devoted to this field." It has also been an international representative in the Latin American Federation of Sleep Societies (FLASS).

Dr. Vizcarra-Escobar opined, "We chose to become a member of World Sleep Society because we have always been committed to engage with regional organizations of sleep medicine through FLASS, and the next step was to engage internationally. For that reason, we have also promoted sleep medicine in our country by partaking in World Sleep Day and are constantly involved in lines of investigation in this area."

This was the third installment of our highlighted societies series. To be considered for this feature, join as an Associate Society Member.  
Sleep Medicine Journal
November-December 2016.  Volume 27.

Sample Articles:
Francisco Campos-Rodriguez, Miguel A. Martínez-García, Nuria Reyes-Nuñez, Maria J. Selma-Ferrer, Naresh M. Punjabi, Ramon Farre

I. Vilaseca, E. Lehrer-Coriat, M. Torres, F. Aguilar, I. Almendros, B.M. Martínez-Vidal, R. Farré, J.M. Montserrat
Members receive access to the Sleep Medicine journal.  Learn how to claim your access.
Endorsed Meetings & Events

World Sleep Society promotes sleep meetings around the world, including the following. If your society has an upcoming meeting and would like to list it with us, complete our Endorsed Meeting Application.
Sleep DownUnder 2017 / 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of Australasian Sleep Association & Australasian Sleep Technologists Association
October 25-28, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
IASSACON 2017 / 5th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep
March 31 – April 2, 2017
New Delhi, India
Join World Sleep Society

Individual World Sleep Society membership for 2017 is open. Gain access to international standards, best practices and current research in the field of Sleep Medicine.

Members also receive discount pricing for World Sleep 2017 registration. Join or renew to be a part of another groundbreaking year of advancing sleep medicine!
Advancing Sleep Health Worldwide.
Important Dates
World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and World Sleep Federation (WSF) have founded World Sleep Society, representing both individual sleep professionals and sleep societies.

Members receive a discount on World Sleep 2017 registration. Become a member.  Questions can be directed to info@worldsleepsociety.org

President: Clete Kushida (US, WSF)
President elect: Charles Morin (Canada, WASM)
Secretary: Yuichi Inoue (Japan, WSF)
Treasurer: Thomas Penzel (Germany, WASM)

Governing Council
Africa: Shahira Loza (Egypt, WASM)
Asia: SB Hong (Republic of Korea, WASM)
Europe: Luigi Ferini-Strambi  (Italy, WASM)
North America: Carlos Schenck (US, WASM)
South America: Dalva Poyares (Brazil, WASM)
ASA: Maree Barnes (Australia, WSF)
ASRS: Hrudananada Mallick  (India, WSF)
CSS: Kimberly Cote (Canada, WSF)
ESRS: Philippe Peigneux (Belgium, WSF)
SRS: Kathryn Reid (US, WSF)