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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.

Educational opportunity - CME Day:  "Sleep EEG Neurology"
Presented by: Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital in partnership with CSS
Date: Saturday 29 October 2016 from 08:45 to 15:45 (CME/CEC 6.0 hours) View the program and register.

Venue: Donald Gordon Centre, 421 Union St., Kingston, ON 

Description: Electroencephalography (EEG) provides a window on the brain and is an interface between neurology and sleep medicine. EEG is used to investigate epilepsy and other disorders that influence brain activity including neurodegenerative disorders, dementias, certain psychoses, and sleep disorders such as narcolepsy. 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.

View the website or brochure.

8th Conference of the Canadian Sleep Society
April 28-30, 2017
Hyatt Regency in Calgary, Alberta

We are looking forward to hosting sleep professionals in beautiful and vibrant downtown Calgary!

The biennial conference of the CSS is renowned for a high quality scientific program including top notch keynote speakers, symposia, and poster presentations. There will be industry exhibits to showcase the latest products, services and expertise. And as always, there will be numerous opportunities to learn from experts and network with peers. More information will be posted as the scientific program develops so visit the site regularly to find out what all the excitement is about.

For more information, visit our conference website, where you will find a list of keynote speakers and industry exhibitors (we’re almost booked up!).

Please note the deadlines this fall for symposium (September 30th 2016) and abstracts (November 15, 2016.).

See you in Calgary April 28-30, 2017!

1) There are THREE open positions on the CSS executive board (members-at-large) for: 1) Website, 2) Media and 3) Membership. Nominations will remain open until June 13, 2016 at the CSS AGM.  More details about the positions can be found at the CSS website. Send nominations (for yourself or others) to Dr. Shelly Weiss at Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.  

 2) The CSS AGM will be held from 6:30-8:00pm on Monday June 13th, 2016 at the Denver Athletic Club (https://www.denverathleticclub.cc/) in the Grand Ballroom. The AGM will be preceded by a 1-hr cocktail from 5:30-6:30pm in the room and followed by a social event from 8:00pm till 9:30pm with drinks and appetizers. You can download or print the pdf flyer for details..

 3) Not a CSS member? Well, then you cannot be on the Executive board or attend the AGM! Not sure if you renewed CSS membership? Check your membership status or renew online. Please note: our website is currently undergoing necessary updates, and so it may not be functional at all times. We recommend you check back to the website periodically or just come to the AGM to renew in person.