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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.

Date: 26 February 2016

Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London UK

Registration is now open for the Clinical Update Sleep conference, and 2016 promises to be its biggest year yet. The day will cover a range of topics, including hypersomnia and parasomnia, sleep-disordered breathing and comorbidities, plus an update on recent clinical trials in sleep-disordered breathing and non-invasive ventilation.

The format of presentations, interactive lectures, case studies and workshops, including a workshop aimed at using polysomnography and CPAP equipment, means that those attending will be informed of all the latest advances in understanding and managing sleep disorders. There will be a faculty of international sleep experts including Gian Paolo Rossi, Wolfgang Oertel, Anita Simonds and Dieter Riemann, plus many more.

5 CPD points have been awarded from The Royal College of Physicians.

To secure your place book online at http://www.guysandstthomasevents.co.uk/international-conference-clinical-update-sleep-2016/  or email Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

The conference has a limited number of places available so early registration is highly recommended.

Register now for the SLEEP SYMPOSIUM 2015 in Winnipeg, MB!

The Sleep Symposium has been designed to present some of the multiple aspects of Sleep Medicine to a wide audience of physicians from various specialities as well as various health care professionals. The main program objectives are to enhance clinical competence and improve patient care. The topics of the two plenary sessions are presented by world renowned experts: Sleep in Women by Dr. M. Kryger and Overview of Parasomnias by Dr. C. Schenck. The other topics covered in the Symposium include:

  • Postoperative Complications in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Is the current extensive postoperative surveillance justified? [Pro- Con Debate], presented by Dr. Mutter (Department of Anesthesia) and Dr. Giannouli (Department of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Insomnia, [Workshop], presented by Dr. N. Vincent (Department of Clinical Psychology)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: What a Family Physician should know, [Workshop], presented by Dr. S. Corne (Department of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine)

We invite you to peruse the attached brochure and visit our registration page.

The Malvern Sleep Clinic in Scarborough, ON will be hosting an Education Day on November 7th, 2015 for individuals interested in obtaining Continuing Education Credits. The day is targeted towards family physicians, pediatricians, sleep specialists, respiratory therapists, and sleep technologists, and covers a range of topics. For more information and details on attending, please refer to the resources below:

View the Agenda Download the Brochure

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

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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.

Don't miss out! Early bird registration ending soon. The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine has scheduled it’s Fall Course for the weekend of October 17-18, 2015.  The course titled Developing & Expanding your BSM Practice:  A Case Based Approach examines state-of-the-art case-based assessment and treatment strategies in behavioral sleep medicine. The program is meant to be practical for clinicians and features prominent BSM clinical and research faculty.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.behavioralsleep.org/Course.aspx

"Thought Exchange" lecture series

Thu Sep 24, 2015

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

120 mins 

Toronto Reference Library Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium

The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why? This talk identifies why rest and sleep evolved in living things. The question of why we and other organisms sleep - long considered a scientific mystery - is resolved. The talk identifies that sleep serves a simple function that applies to all living things with a nervous system. The answer to why we sleep has important implications for understanding the biological basis of sleep health, and in particular mental health.

Speaker: Richard Horner, Professor in the University of Toronto's Departments of Medicine and Physiology, and Canada Research Chair. He is the author of the book The Universal Pastime: Sleep and Rest Explained.

Have you already submitted your abstract for the 7th World Congress of the World Sleep Federation?

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to present your work at this unique international event 
for sleep research and sleep medicine!

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 May 2015

 

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"Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Aging: New Avenues for Improving Brain Health, Physical Health, and Functioning"—the second in a three-part series of U13 Bedside-to-Bench Conferences—will be held October 4-6 in Bethesda, MD. Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the American Geriatrics Society, the conference will provide attendees across multiple disciplines with opportunities to learn about cutting-edge research, participate in creating recommendations for future research, and network with colleagues and leaders in the field. Click here for more information, and make sure to submit your application by June 1.