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Overview. A major initiative of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) is to stimulate the career of Canadian trainees engaged in sleep and rhythms research.  One of these initiatives is the Outstanding Science Award (OSA).  The major goal of the OSA is to provide research funding so that postdoctoral fellows and PhD students - conducting basic science research - can continue to advance their research careers. Each year, the CSCN will therefore be providing 2 research fellowships of $15,000. One fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding postdoctoral fellow and the second one to an outstanding doctoral student.  Awards are only available to full-time trainees conducting research at an accredited Canadian university. Stipends are for supporting/supplementing a trainee’s salary.

Application Process:  Interested trainees should submit the following information as a single PDF file to Dominique Petit (Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) by February 1st 2017.  All applications will be peer-reviewed by members of the CSCN Training Committee and/or Executive Committee.

Required Documents:

1)    The applicant’s CCV (Canadian Common CV format)
2)    A letter from the applicant’s immediate supervisor explaining the need for funding.
3)    A 1-page outline describing the need for funding.
4)    A 1-page document outlining current and future research plans and how OSA funds will benefit their long-term career goals.

Overview. A major initiative of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) is to stimulate the career of Canadian trainees engaged in sleep and rhythms research.  One of these initiatives is the Multi-site Mentorship Program (MMP).  The major goal of the MMP is to bring new people, ideas and technology together and build capacity in sleep and rhythms research across Canada. The CSCN is therefore providing five awards ($2000/trainee) so that trainees can spend time working at different Canadian training locations. Trainees should select training environments/locations (e.g., universities, colleges, hospitals, clinics or industry) that complement their ongoing research activities. Trainees are encouraged to engage in research activities within Canada, but special consideration may be given if they choose to engage in accredited international institutions. Stipends are for supporting travel, housing and general living costs during the tenure of their engagement.  Funds should not be used to support currently funded research collaborations. Trainees should spend a minimum of 1-2 weeks engaged in the partnering laboratory.

Application Process:  Interested trainees should submit the following information as single PDF file to Dominique Petit (Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) by February 1st 2017.  All applications will be peer-reviewed by members of the CSCN Training Committee or the CSCN Executive Committee.

Required Documents:

1)    The applicant’s CCV (Canadian Common CV format).
2)    A letter from the applicant’s immediate supervisor explaining the need for funding and how funds will engage in a fruitful and productive collaboration.
3)    A 1-page document outlining current and future research plans and how MMP funds will benefit their short- and long-term career goals.

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.