E-Newsletter of World Sleep Society
From the President

I would like to invite you to submit symposia for World Sleep 2017, where y ou will have the opportunity to present to an interested and engaged, world-wide audience. 

We encourage submissions on all aspects of sleep medicine, but know we will be ranking symposia proposals according to scientific and clinical significance, relevance of the topic, timeliness of the research, and broadness of the topic’s appeal.  Our symposia submission deadline is set for December 1, 2016 (no extensions).

We also ask that you forward this call for symposia to your colleagues and professional network so we can again offer the best and most recent research.

We  look forward to receiving your proposal for #WorldSleep2017!

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

Last month, World Sleep Society represented 19 societies. I'm pleased to tell you we have recently expanded that number to 22. Join me in welcoming our newest Associate Society Members:
There are many benefits of becoming as Associate Society Member of World Sleep Society including discounts, exclusive access and complimentary items. I encourage you to help spread the word to your local sleep societies.


Allan O'Bryan, Executive Director
World Sleep Society
Affiliate Meeting Requests

World Sleep 2017 offers an unparalleled opportunity to network with an international base of sleep professionals. And it can also offer the chance to hold your own affiliate meeting

Specialty groups are able to meet onsite for up to a half day without cost during World Sleep 2017. Current groups already approved for an affiliate meeting include the European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (EADSM), International RLS Study Group (IRLSSG), and Czech-Slovak Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Society (CSRSMS). Contact our administrative office to learn how your scientific group can meet at World Sleep 2017.
Associate Society Member Highlight: ISSR

The Indian Society for Sleep Research (ISSR) was founded in 1992 in New Delhi. Today, ISSR has 360 members. Dr. Hrudananda Mallick explains, "The Indian Society for Sleep Research is an associate member Asian Sleep Research Society (ASRS) and ASRS is a constituent member of World Sleep Federation. ISSR had the honour of hosting the 8th ASRS Congress in Kerala in 2014. WSF has been conducting International Sleep certification programme for Indian sleep specialists for the last five years." A
ctivities of the ISSR include the o rganization of Triennial National Conferences and the annual National Sleep Medicine Course and National Sleep Technology Course . Dr. Mallick concluded, "Association with World Sleep Society will be immensely beneficial for its members as a platform for international exchange, collaboration, academics, research, publications and recognition."

This was the first installment of our highlighted societies series. To be considered for this feature, join as an Associate Society Member.

Endorsed Meetings & Events

World Sleep Society strives to provide information, increase awareness, and champion advocacy on sleep and its disorders amongst both healthcare workers and the general public. In an effort to raise awareness, we promote sleep meetings around the world, including:

Individual Membership
Individual World Sleep Society membership for 2017 is now open! Gain a ccess to international standards, best practices and current research in the field of Sleep Medicine. Members also receive discount pricing for World Sleep 2017 registration. Become a member.
2016 Key Dates

November 2016 – Membership renewal drive

December 1, 2016 – Symposia Deadline

2017 Key Dates

February 28, 2017 – Abstract Fast Track Deadline

March 17, 2017  – World Sleep Day "Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life"

June 30, 2017 – Abstract Regular Deadline

July 15, 2017 – Early Registration Discount Deadline & Affiliate Meeting Space Registration Deadline

August 1, 2017 – Abstract Late Breaking Deadline

August 31, 2017 – Standard Registration Discount Deadline

October 7-11, 2017 – World Sleep 2017 congress in Prague

Advancing Sleep Health Worldwide.
World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and World Sleep Federation (WSF) have founded World Sleep Society, representing both individual sleep professionals and sleep societies. 
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)