The Canadian Sleep Society is proud to announce the 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award Winner:


Eliot A. Phillipson, OC, MD, FCAHS

Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor of Medicine Emeritus 
University of Toronto

We are excited that Dr. Phillipson will present at the 2015 Canadian Sleep Society Conference as one of our keynote presenters!

From a Sleeping Dog to a National Program: Evolution of Sleep and Breathing in Canada

During the past 40 years, research in sleep and breathing in Canada has evolved from single-investigator operations to large national initiatives involving multidisciplinary teams. How did this transition come about? How much of it was by chance and how much by design? What lessons can be learned from this evolution? Will it be of value in anticipating future directions? This presentation will provide some insight into these and related questions, from the perspective on one individual who was witness to the entire process – from a sleepy dog to programs of national scope.

Distinguished Scientist Award:

The Distinguished Scientist Award is in recognition of a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of sleep research in Canada. The award will be given at each Congress of the Canadian Sleep Society. The Executive board of the Canadian Sleep Society nominates and selects the winner of this award. Members of Canadian Sleep Society are welcome to nominate individuals for the award in writing to the Executive board.