Fall 2015 Edition of Vigilance: In French & English!

The Fall 2015 Edition of Vigilance: The Official Newsletter of the Canadian Sleep Society is now available! Be sure to distrubute to your colleagues, staff, students and trainees! IN THIS EDITION: Toronto 2015 Conference restrospective and conference abstracts! Vigilance is available in both French and English. Download now. Click here to browse the Vigilance archives.

Sleep and physical health during childhood

Furthermore, important links between sleep and a variety physical health outcomes during childhood have been recently examine. Boto, L. R., Crispim, N. J., Saraiva de Melo, I., Juvandes, C., Rodrigues, T., Azeredo, P., Ferreira R. (2012). Sleep deprivation and accidental fall risk in children. Sleep Medicine 13, 88–95.Boto and colleagues (2012) investigated the relationship between…

Sleep and daytime functioning (cognition, behaviour) in healthy school-aged children and adolescents

Several recent publications have supported the assertion that sleep significantly impacts children’s daytime cognitive and behavioural functioning. Astill, R. G., Van der Heijden, K. B., Van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Van Someren, E. J. W. (2012). Sleep, cognition, and behavioral problems in school-age children: A century of research meta-analyzed. Psychological Bulletin. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0028204…

CSCN Travel Awards, Due Feb 15 2016

CIHR-Funded Community Development Program: Mobilizing the Healthcare Community Towards an Integrated Approach to Improving Outcomes of Patients with Sleep Disorders – Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) The objective of the CSCN Travel Awards is to recognize an outstanding Canadian research contribution made by students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of sleep/rhythms research. Note…

WSS Announcement

World Sleep Federation (WSF) and World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) have collaborated to found the World Sleep Society representing both individual sleep professionals and sleep societies.  WSF and WASM will merge into one organization serving individual and society members.   Mission Statement:  The goal and purpose of the World Sleep Society is to advance knowledge about…

SLEEP 2015 Meeting

The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday, December 15, 2014. Researchers and young investigators are invited to submit their latest findings for SLEEP 2015, the 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. More than a thousand scientific abstracts showcase new findings that contribute to the understanding of sleep and the effective diagnosis and…

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Morin

Canadian researcher Charles Morin receives the SRS Distinguished scientist award / Le prix honorable de Chercheur scientifique émérite de la SRS est décerné à un canadien, Charles Morin Dr. Charles Morin of Université Laval has received the 2016 Sleep Research Society (SRS) Distinguished Scientist Award. The CSS was pleased to nominate Dr. Morin for this…