Lithuanian Sleep Medicine Society


Dr. Dalia Mataciuniene

Foundation year



Number of members


Composition of members (degree, specialties, subspecialties, etc.)

Mostly M.D.: neurologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists. PhDs (2), DSc (1), Professor (1).

Historical perspective of the society

The society was founded to support the development of sleep research and to facilitate the collaboration of different medical specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders (otolaryngologists, odontologists, neurologists, psychiatrists).

Important sleep physicians / researchers in the history of the NSS

Professor of neurology, DSc Vanda Liesiene developed basic sleep research models in animals and humans related to sleep and vegetative regulation.

Clinical research: PhD Guoda Pilkauskaite.

Number of Sleep Medicine Centers (link to their titles and locations)

Institute of Neuromedicine, Kaunas

Dept. of Pulmonology, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos

Laboratory of sleep disorders, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos

Dept. of Pulmonology, Republic Klaipeda Hospital,

Sleep medicine centre, Klaipeda University Hospital

Institute of Behavioural Medicine, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Palanga

Accreditation / Certification procedure

None at present

Educational programs

Annual scientific meeting each spring.

Seminars for GPs and specialist physicians (mostly neurologists) in the frames of other specialities (epileptology).

Edited book “Sleep Medicine”, educational articles in local journals (“Seminars of Neurology”) 

Public activities: Sleep day; booklets for patients.

Present activities, working groups, task forces

Local working groups formed in every centre. 




World sleep day and European Narcolepsy day organization, TV emissions on sleep disorders problems, popular educational articles about sleep problems in the local press.