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Several CSS executive board positions (member-at-large) are open for nomination, including:  1) Website, 2) Media and 3) Membership.

You may nominate yourself or a colleague - providing the nominee agrees to be nominated.

These are the generic duties of all members of the executive board of the CSS:

  1. Attend CSS executive meetings (twice a year) and the AGM. In the event that you cannot attend a meeting, you are required to submit a written report.
  2. Request items for “Vigilance” via e-mail requests to the executive. Collate the articles and format for publishing on the website.
  3. Represent the CSS at meetings such as funding agencies e.g. CIHR, or events hosted by other societies, if required.
  4. Contribute to educational activities, for example the scientific conference or CME events.
  5. Assist in obtaining sponsorship or exhibitors for educational activities of the CSS.
  6. Liaise with our office about updates to the website and any notice to be sent out via e-mail

Note: The CSS will pay for expenses incurred to attend the second meeting, including one or two nights at the hotel and travel expenses, but does not cover expenses associated with attending the AGM (which is at APSS bi-annually, and at the CSS meeting alternate years). Members pay for their own travel costs and submit a claim form with original receipts to the CSS office. 

Responsibilities in each of the portfolios include:


  1. Manage clinic listing and membership requests
  2. Oversee website maintenance and updates
  3. Coordinate web-related activities of other board members
  4. Oversee maintenance of CSS-related “sister sites” e.g., wikipedia, linked in, facebook, twitter, google account. Note: some of these are under portfolio of student representative.
  5. Manage executive member email accounts 
  6. Send email communications to members and lists; maintain membership database on website
  7. Liaise with PCO re: website at conference time (e.g., linking to PCO site)
  8. Facilitating translation of static pages on website
  9. Posting brochures, news items, and publications as requested by other board members
  10. Keeping sleep links active and searching for new sleep material to post


  1. Report on numbers of members at meetings of the executive and AGM of the CSS/SCS. Liaise with our office about updates and the on-line membership renewals.
  2. Membership drives. Coordinate ideas of the board members to increase membership.
  3. Preparing written information about the benefits of membership to go along with the notice about membership renewals. Membership renewal notices are sent out by our office via e-mail.


  1. Responding to media requests that will usually be triaged via the website through our administrative office 
  2. Contact with public upon request
  3. Liaising with authors to maintain/update CSS public education brochures that are posted on the website,
  4. Other Knowledge Translation initiatives.
  5. Updating periodically the ‘Ask The Expert’ list of CSS members who are willing to respond to media requests

New this year, we are pleased to introduce the CSS Technologist Service Award.

Each year the CSS recognizes an individual technologist member in good standing for their professional excellence, service and commitment to the Society. This award honours and recognizes a CSS member who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of the sleep technology profession. Nominations are encouraged. Applicants should submit an essay to the Society, outlining the work and contributions that provided growth and development for the sleep technology profession.

The CSS Technologist Service Award recipient will be recognized at the CSS Annual General Meeting, and receive a certificate, a cheque for $300.00, and a one year membership to the CSS.

Deadline for submission: May 20th, 2016.

Winners will be notified by June 1 2016.

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The 2016 competition for the Best Abstract by a CSS Trainee is now open. New this year, we are pleased to introduce the CSS Technologist Service Award (details below).

Each year the CSS holds a competition for CSS student members for the best abstract submitted (to either SLEEP in the U.S., or CSS when conferences are held in Canada). The competition is open to trainees (undergraduate or graduate students) who are current CSS members. The award applicant must be the first author on the abstract presented at the SLEEP 2016 meeting in Denver.

The CSS Student Abstract Award recipient will be recognized at the CSS Annual General Meeting in Denver, and receive a certificate, a cheque for $300.00, and a one year membership to the CSS.

Deadline for submission: May 20, 2016

Winners will be notified by June 1 2016.

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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, circadian rhythms, sleep health, and sleep disorders worldwide, especially in those parts of the world where this knowledge has not advanced sufficiently. - Read more -

Programs:  World Sleep Society will continue to operate programs of both the WSF and WASM.   Programs consist of education, awareness, and member services and include the following specific activities:

  1. World Sleep congress in Prague October 7-11, 2017.
  2. Educational curriculum within the sleep medicine and research area.
  3. Exam offering to individuals and sleep societies
  4. World Sleep Day, an annual awareness program on March 17, 2017.
  5. Membership services including member directory, job board, and discounted education options.

About WSF:  The World Sleep Federation (WSF) is an international organization that was founded in 1988 comprised of seven charter members - Read more -

About WASM:  WASM’s fundamental mission is to advance sleep health worldwide.  WASM fulfills the mission by promoting and encouraging education, research and patient care through the world, particularly in those parts where the practice of sleep medicine is less developed. - Read more -

How To Get Involved:  The World Sleep Society will continue all WASM and WSF programs.   Members can get involved in the following ways:

  1. Join as an individual or society member.  Members receive online access to Sleep Medicine, included in online directory, and are eligible for discounts on educational courses and World Sleep congress.
  2. Become a World Sleep Day delegate by working with local media to spread awareness of sleep issues.   A press kit and detailed information is available at www.worldsleepday.org.
  3. Serve on a committee.  The World Sleep Society is accepting applications for the Education Committee.  Members will be notified of opportunities for additional committees and leadership positions as they become available.
  4. Attend our next congress World Sleep October 7-11, 2017 in the beautiful city of Prague.  Details are available at www.worldsleepcongress.com.   

About World Sleep Society

World Sleep Society's (WSS) fundamental mission is to advance sleep health worldwide.  - Read more -World Sleep Society Representatives

President: Clete Kushida (United States, 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 (United States, 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 (France, WSF)
SRS: Kathryn Reid (United States, WSF)

Transitional Advisory Committee:
Richard Allen (United States, WASM)
Colin Espie (United Kingdom, WSF)
Clete Kushida (United States, WSF)
Claudia Trenkwalder (Germany, WASM)
Allan O’Bryan (United States, WASM Executive Director)
Anthony Williams (Australia, WSF Executive Director)

The Canadian Sleep Society is an associate society member of the World Sleep Society.  Due to this partnership CSS members receive free online and app access to Elsevier’s Sleep Medicine journal.  To claim your access please email Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. your full name and email.  You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to claim your access to Sleep Medicine within 3-4 weeks.