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Symposium Proposals accepted now through December 1, 2016 for World Sleep 2017

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Symposia at World Sleep 2017 provide you an opportunity to present concepts and new data to an interested and engaged, world-wide audience in Prague, Czech Republic on October 7-11, 2017. Submissions on all aspects of sleep medicine are encouraged. Symposia proposals will be ranked according to scientific and clinical significance, relevance of the topic, timeliness of the research, and broadness of the topic’s appeal. Higher weight will be given to symposia with multi-national participation. Submit symposium before December 1, 2016 (no extensions available): http://worldsleepcongress.com/scientific-content/symposia. #WorldSleep2017

The CSS invites you to submit your abstracts for poster presentation at the sleep conference in Calgary, April 2017.

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2016

To submit your abstract for consideration, go to the conference website, complete the forms and submit online. Guidelines and terms and conditions are listed on the site.

Date: Saturday 29 October 2016 from 08:45 to 15:45 (CME/CEC 6.0 hours)
View the program and register at http://healthsci.queensu.ca/education/cpd/programs/sleep16

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. Register before September 29th to receive the discounted early fee.
·         Technologists - Early: $95 Regular: $105
·         Residents & Students - Early: $90  Regular: $100
·         Physicians & Other Health Professionals - Early: $175 Regular: $210

Presented by:  Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital in partnership with the Canadian Sleep Society
Venue: Donald Gordon Centre, 421 Union St., Kingston, ON www.donaldgordoncentre.com/

The goal of this CME is to provide a participant-centered and case-based learning program to review neurological and sleep disorders where unusual behaviours are a key presenting symptom. Objectives:
1. Outline clinical considerations and diagnostic procedures in the diagnosis of parasomnia disorder, sleep-related movement disorders and narcolepsy.
2. Describe how sleep-related paroxysmal events of epileptic origin may be differentiated from those of non-epileptic origin.
3. Using the example of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and Parkinson’s Disease, the use of polysomnography as an early marker of neurodegeneration will be discussed.
4. Review case studies with unusual behaviours identified during EEG or polysomnography (PSG).
5.  Discuss the use, and usefulness, of novel off-the-shelf technology for assessing sleep.

 For more information, see the website or download the brochure.

The University of Toronto is a well known leader in respirology continuing education and has assembled an outstanding program for the 11th Annual Day in Respirology. This year’s program will focus on sleep medicine. Highlights include: Circadian Rhythm Disorders, ASV in Central Sleep Apnea and OSA: Future directions in diagnosis and management.

Respirologists, Sleep specialists, ENT surgeons, Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Dentists, and allied health professionals from across Southern Ontario will benefit from attending this one day conference. Please visit http://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/respirology for more details and to register.

The Canadian Sleep Society is embarking upon a new awareness and fundraising campaign to make Canadians wake up to importance of healthy sleep. Come walk 5 km with us on August 20th and talk about the importance of sleep and activity for a healthy life style. We are walking in Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, and Niagara. Registration is only $10 and it is free for kids under 12!

Sign up or donate here: http://canadiansleepwalk.ca

Your participation or donation will help us to grow important national programs dedicated to education and public advocacy in sleep research and sleep disorders medicine. If you join us, don't forget to wear PJs or come dressed as your favourite dream character!

     In partnership with Dairy Farmers of Canada and ParticipACTION.


La Société canadienne du sommeil met sur pied une nouvelle campagne/levée de fonds et de promotion pour éveiller les canadiens à l’importance d’un sommeil sain. Venez marcher avec nous (5 km) le 20 août 2016 et discuter de l’importance du sommeil et de l’activité physique pour un style de vie sain. Nous marchons à Halifax, Québec, Montréal et Niagara. L'inscription est de seulement 10$ et c’est gratuit pour les enfants de moins de 12 ans!

Inscrivez-vous ou offrez vos dons à cette adresse : http://canadiansleepwalk.ca

Un onglet français est présent à gauche de la page. Votre participation ou don nous aidera à développer des programmes nationaux destinés à l’éducation et la sensibilisation publique de la recherche sur le sommeil et la médecine des troubles du sommeil. Si vous vous joignez à nous pour la marche, n’oubliez pas de porter vos pyjamas ou venez habillés (ou déguisés) selon votre personnage de rêve favori !

     En partenariat avec Dairy Farmers of Canada et ParticipACTION.

The CSS is pleased to announce the results of the recent election for a board position, member-at-large (media) and welcomes Dr. Reut Gruber to the board.

Dr. Gruber is a Professor on the faculty of medicine at McGill University, and the director of the Attention, Behavior and Sleep Laboratory at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. She has extensive experience in translating scientific evidence to lay audience and in active communication with media. Her goal in this 3-year position is to increase societal awareness on the impact of sleep and sleep problems on the physical and mental health of Canadians.

The Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) is now inviting proposals for scientific symposia for our next conference to be held in Calgary, Canada from April 28 to 30 2017.

 Deadline: for full consideration, please submit proposals by September 30, 2016.

 Proposals should include:

  1. Name of proposer and Chair:
  2. A short but descriptive title
  3. A brief description of the purpose and nature of the symposium and its relevance to the field (<200 words)
  4. A summary of background, rationale and aims of your symposium (<1 page)
  5. A succinct list of learning objectives 
  6. The list of proposed speakers, their institutions or affiliations, and their presentation titles
  7. The primary target audience

Symposia will be 120 minutes in length and must include at least 3 speakers and a maximum of 4. Each speaker would present for 20 minutes, leaving 10 minutes for Q&A.

The society is particularly interested in symposia whose topics do not overlap with those from previous meetings (see CSS website for past symposia), that introduce new ideas or synthesize important concepts or those that are particularly good examples of the analysis of empirical data. Proposals that bridge clinical and basic science are encouraged. Participation from young investigators is also encouraged

Please note that the CSS does not provide honoraria, reimbursements for speaker/chair travel, hotel fees or conference registration.

Proposals will be evaluated by the CSS Scientific Program Committee and the proposer will be notified of the status of their proposals by October 31st, 2016.

To submit your Symposium for consideration, go to the event website page Call for symposia, complete the form and submit online.  Please note that all fields in the submission form are required to complete your submission so we are able to evaluate it with all the necessary information included.  The system will send a confirmation receipt of submitted proposals, please inquire if you do not receive e-mail confirmation.

The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and Allina Health will be co-sponsoring the SBSM annual advanced behavioral sleep medicine course in Minneapolis on September 17-18, 2016.  This course – which brings national and regional experts together - is designed for sleep medicine providers, technologists, and those in primary care, pediatric  and mental health settings who treat insomnia and other sleep problems.  The course content will address specialty topics in patients where behavioral treatment and strategies are preferred or can be an important adjuvant treatment.  This course uses a case-based approach and builds upon previous courses offered by the SBSM.

The course offers 12 CE credits for physicians, psychologists, nurses, and sleep technologists.  The cost for the 1.5 day course is $195.00.

Caring for Patients with Complex Sleep Problems:
Advanced Topics in Behavioral Sleep Medicine
September 17-18, 2016
Allina Commons at the Midtown Exchange
Pettingill Hall | 2925 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Registration deadline: September 15
Deadline to reserve hotel rooms at discounted rate: September 16
Cancellation deadline: September 15

View more information and registration.