ESRS Newsletter July 2015

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear ESRS and ANSS members, Colleagues and Friends,

The beautiful month of July is once again upon us after a year filled to the brim with exciting new research themes, clinical activities and teaching in the sleep domain. I hope this summer ESRS newsletter finds you in splendid shape and that you will enjoy pleasant and well-deserved breaks between busy days devoted to finalizing delayed articles!

What’s the news from the ESRS front?


UPDATES ON ESRS CONGRESSES

WSF 2015 Istanbul

We received a good number of abstracts of 545.130 abstracts were selected as orals, 4 for the Early Career session and 409 as posters.

The scientific programme looks very promising and we are looking forward to a successful meeting.

Don’t miss the second registration deadline on 26th August. 

ESRS 2016 Bologna

The call for Symposia will be open from mid of July. Further information will follow on the congress website and in the next newsletter.

REPORT ON THE ANSS MEETING (PRAGUE, MAY 1-3, 2015)

The ANSS meeting took place in Prague on May 1-3, 2015. The event was finely hosted by the Czech Republic Sleep Society and was attended by 28 Presidents (or official representatives) of the National Sleep Societies in Europe and by most of the ESRS Board members.
All countries had the opportunity to present the achievements, projects and logos of their national societies.

THE JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

The first volume of the Journal of Sleep Research (JSR) was published in 1992 and this year we will complete volume 24. During this period the JSR has grown considerably. While Vol. 1 contained 274 pages, this has risen to 727 pages for Vol. 23.

Over the years, the Impact Factor (IF) as provided by what is now Thomson Reuters, and calculated as the number of citations in a year to items (i.e. papers) published in the previous two years, has also changed quite a bit.

DERK-JAN DIJK AWARDED DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST AWARD BY THE SLEEP RESEARCH SOCIETY

Derk-Jan Dijk, a longstanding member of the ESRS and Editor of the JSR, has received the Distinguished Scientist Award for his many contributions to the understanding of the homeostatic and circadian regulation of sleep.

The Distinguished Scientist Award is the Sleep Research Society’s (SRS) highest award for scientific advances in the field of sleep research and is presented to a single individual for research contributions over their entire career. The Distinguished Scientist Award recognizes significant, original and sustained contributions of a basic, clinical or theoretical nature.

SLEEP MEDICINE TEXTBOOK

Editors:    Claudio Bassetti, Zoran Dogas, Philippe Peigneux
Publisher: European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)

The Sleep Medicine Textbook provides comprehensive, all-in-one educational material (550 pages) structured around the Catalogue of knowledge and skills for sleep medicine (Penzel et al. 2014, Journal of Sleep Research).

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REPORT ON THE ESRS-ERS MEETING IN BARCELONA (APRIL 16-18, 2015)

The third bi-annual joint conference of ESRS and ERS on the topic of Sleep and Breathing was held in Barcelona from April 16-18. This meeting, which is primarily educational in focus, was attended by about 850 delegates and provided a State-of-the-Art review of the latest developments in Sleep and Breathing Disorders.

CERTIFIED EXPERT SOMNOLOGISTS 2015

The fourth examination for Somnologists commissioned by the ESRS took place in Barcelona on 15 April 2015 during the Sleep and Breathing Conference.

The ESRS Board congratulates all those who passed the ESRS Examination in Sleep Medicine and obtained certification as Expert Somnologists. The Expert Somnologists represent 20 different countries from across the world.

CERTIFIED EXPERT TECHNOLOGISTS 2015

The second grandparenting examination of Somnologist Technologists commissioned by the ESRS took place in Barcelona on 15 April 2015 during the Sleep and Breathing Conference.

The ESRS Board congratulates all 32 members representing 8 different countries who passed the ESRS Examination and obtained certification as Expert Somnologist Technologists.

NATIONAL SLEEP SOCIETY HIGHLIGHT SERIES

Interview with the President of the French Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine (SFRMS), Prof. Isabelle Arnulf

Dear Professor Arnulf, what is the status of the accreditation procedures for sleep medicine experts? Can you explain how the procedure works?

The French Sleep Society has organized alone since 1985 and in cooperation with the Chest Society since 2008 a national inter-university diploma of Sleep Medicine (DIU, Diplome interuniversitaire le Sommeil et sa pathologie), which is made up of 22 universities. It represents 96 hours of courses and 3 weeks of training in a recognized sleep center.

EVENTS OF AFFILIATED NATIONAL SLEEP SOCIETIES

NEW MEMBERS

The Society welcomes the following new members:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES