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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.

Thirty years of past presidents and founders got together to talk about the origins, past, present and future of the Canadian Sleep Society.

30 years

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The Good Night Fairy children's book series, will help make bedtime stories fun and informative for parents and children alike.


Written in verse and beutifully illustrated, this delightful children's book series aims to help children make bedtime and sleeping through the night a positive and empowering experience.

The latest book in the series The Good night Fairy Helps Via Change Her Dream educates readers about the stages of the sleep cycle, emphasizes the importance of sleep, and empowers children to take an active role in their own dream world with a child-friendly guide to becoming lucid dreamer!

The 2016 competition for the best abstract by a CSS Trainee is now open. Additionally, we are pleased to introduce the CSS Technologist Service Award. Both awards feature a $300 prize with an application deadline of April 15th, 2016. Winners will be notified by May 15th, 2016, and awards will be presented at the CSS Annual General Meeting, which will be held at the 2016 SLEEP meeting in Denver. Inquiries can be forwarded to John Peever (Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.), and additional information about each award can be found below.

CIHR-Funded Community Development Program: Mobilizing the Healthcare Community Towards an Integrated Approach to Improving Outcomes of Patients with Sleep Disorders – Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN)

The objective of the CSCN Travel Awards is to recognize an outstanding Canadian research contribution made by students and postdoctoral fellows in the field of sleep/rhythms research. Note that only trainees are eligible to apply to this competition. The maximum amount for a single award is $1000.

The CSCN will provide funding to students and postdoctoral fellows working in sleep research in Canada to travel to the 2016 Gordon Research Conference – Sleep Regulation and Function (https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=16792) to present their research, which must be determined to be relevant to the general CSCN mandate.

Application Process:

  • A 1-page (maximum) letter outlining how this award will foster your career goals is required.
  • A supporting letter from your supervisor that confirms you are a full-time student or postdoctoral fellow at a recognized Canadian academic institution.
  • A copy of your submitted abstract. Note: You MUST be presenting an abstract or oral presentation in order to be eligible for an award.
  • The above information should be submitted as a single pdf to Dominique Petit (Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) by February 15 2016.

In addition:

  • Awards are competitive and given based on scientific merit and need. Applications will be peer-reviewed using standard CIHR criteria.
  • Confirmation of acceptance regarding your submitted abstract will be required before releasing funds to successful applicants.
  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1000 per applicant. There are 5 available travel awards for this funding period.
  • Successful applicants will notified of award decisions by March 1 2016.

Questions should be directed to Dominique Petit (Cette adresse courriel est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

The 2015 CSS Annual Corporate Report is now available for download in ENGLISH and FRENCH.

In this report you will find a Letter from the President, profiles on the Board of Directors, spotlights on CSS activities (e.g., strategic planning meeting, position paper, insomnia rounds, patient information brochures, website renovations), updates on activities of the special-interest groups in insomnia, and information on our biennial conferences and membership demographics. Please read and distribute widely to help us grow the membership. Contact any board member with your questions or ideas.


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.