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SLEEP 2015, the 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, is the largest gather of sleep medicine physicians, sleep researchers and allied sleep professionals. The conference will be held on June 6-10, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.

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 treatment of sleep disorders. 

Visit http://www.sleepmeeting.org for more information!

The Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) has recently partnered with the Canadian Respiratory Journal (CRJ) with the aim to:

  • Increase the number of published manuscripts on sleep disordered breathing
  • Provide an outlet to publish CSS clinical guidelines and position papers related to respiratory aspects of sleep research
  • Allow increased interaction between the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) and CSS

As of January 2015, CSS members can opt to receive a complimentary copy of the CRJ and an electronic full text version. CSS members will need to indicate they wish to receive the CRJ when they renew their membership in December. Dr. John. Kimoff (Montreal) has been appointed Deputy Editor and Drs. Robert Skomro (Saskatoon) and Marta Kaminska (Montreal) have been appointed the Associate Editors responsible for manuscripts related to sleep disordered breathing. Dr. John Fleetham (Vancouver) and Dr. Manisha Witmans (Edmonton) are the new CSS appointed members of the CRJ Editorial Board. 

CSS members are strongly encouraged to submit original articles, clinical trials, review articles and case reports concerning different aspects of sleep disordered breathing to the CRJ.

The Canadian Sleep Society is happy to recognize Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week.

Please help us celebrate by recognizing the sleep technologists who play a vital role in your sleep disorders center. Sleep Technologist Appreciation week gives the sleep technology community an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments our field has made in sleep disorders centres, laboratories, education facilities and in the CSS. Sleep centres can celebrate Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week by organizing appreciation activities, holding staff contests and distributing promotional items available through the AAST.

For ideas and suggestions to celebrate see the Sleep Technologist Awareness Week page on the AAST website at: http://www.aastweb.org/appreciationweek.aspx

Congratulations!

 

100% pass rate for the six Canadian candidates who took the first Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) examination in 2014. This new certification was initiated by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT).

 

Chia Yin Joy Fang, Woodbine Steeles Sleep Clinic, Markham, ON 

Roberta F. Kreiser, Sleep Tech, Surrey and Abbotsford office, BC

Ranbir S. Kang, Kelowna Sleep Clinic and Good Sleep Health, Kelowna, BC

Wayne T. Nelson, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, ON

Fern Toop, Sleep Disorders Centre, Saskatoon Health Region, SK

Helen S. Driver, Sleep Disorders Lab, Kingston General Hospital & Queen's University, ON

 

The CCSH is for healthcare providers and educators who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families, and practitioners to coordinate and manage patient care, improve outcomes, educate patients and the community, and advocate for the importance of good sleep

 

Application details and forms are available at www.brpt.org

 

WASM Ad 2014

September, 4th 2014

Dear Colleagues, We have been developing a technologist program to be presented at the upcoming WASM 6th World Congress on Sleep Medicine. We are inviting you to participate in the development and/or presentations. The congress will be from March 21 to 25, 2015 at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul, Korea. The dynamic four day technologist program and workshops are scheduled for Sunday, March 22 through Wednesday, March 25, 2015. 

The 2015 Technologist Committee extends an opportunity for you to share your knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following ways:       1. Moderate a technology session. 
      2. Assist with presenting a topic. 
      3. Present a 5 minute case within a topic. 
The topics to be presented at the technologist workshops include:

  • Adult and pediatric PSG masterclass: scoring using the ASSM rules
  • Tests of daytime alertness and sleepiness: MSLT & MWT: Scoring Workshop
  • Technical tips: PSG artifact recognition and resolution
  • Technical tips: Differential Diagnosis of Parasomnias, Movement Disorders, and Seizures in Sleep
  • Sleep and the heart: ECG Arrhythmia Recognition
  • Sleep and the heart: Cheyne Strokes Respiration, Mechanisms and Treatment with ASV
  • Mechanical treatments: PAP devices
  • Mechanical treatments: ORANASAL Appliances (Dental, tongue, nasal, throat)


If you are interested in sharing your knowledge in one of the above mentioned areas, please email Angie Granum at Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. at your earliest convenience, but no later than September 15, 2014. We welcome you to share this exciting opportunity with your colleagues. 
We look forward to meeting you in Seoul in 2015! Sincerely, 


2015 Technologist Committee

Sharon A. Keenan PhD, DABSM, REEGT, RPSGT, FAASM

Simone de Lacy, RPSGT

Jee Hyun Kim, MD, PhD

Jinkwan Kim, PhD

Min Sung Kim, MD, PhD