FRANCE

Société Française de Recherche et Médecine du Sommeil

French Sleep Research and Medicine Society

President

 

 

Prof. Damien Léger
contact@sfrms.org


Presentation held during the ANSS meeting in:
Brussels, Belgium, 28. - 30.04.2016 (PDF)


Foundation year

1984

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Number of members

400

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

27% Pneumologists – 27% Neurologists – 13% ENT surgeons – 10% Psychiatrists – 10% GPs – 13% others

Historical perspective of the society

The French Sleep Research and Medicine Society (SFRMS) is a scientific non-profit organization, which brings together clinical and basic science researchers, and healthcare professionals. The society organizes the accreditation process for sleep centers and provides standards for education. The main goal is now to facilitate development of sleep medicine as a subspecialty, and to initiate research networks.

Important sleep physicians / researchers in the history of the NSS

Michel Jouvet, Michel Billiard, Jean Krieger, Odile Benoit, Joëlle Adrien, Emmanuel Weitzenblum, Patrick Lévy, Daniel Kurtz, Alain Besset, Michel Autret, Marie-Jo Challamel, Louis Arbus, Claude Gaultier, F Leygonie-Goldenberg, Jean Louis Valatx, Dominique Samson-Dollfus, Jacques Paty, Alain Muzet, Bruno Claustrat, Dominique Pringuey, Lucile Garma, Pierre Passouant, Claude Gottesmann, Marie Francoise Vecchierini, Joel Paquereau, Daniel Gieu.

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

52 certified centers
For a complete list: www.sfrms-sommeil.org/CARTE/carte-sommeil-web.html

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

Main centers currently involved in a research network (Groupement de recherche (GDR)):
Pierre Philip / Colette Fabrigoule GENPPHAASS USR CNRS 3413 SANPSY (Sleep, Attention and NeuroPSYchiatry); Pierre Herve-Luppi Physiopathologie des reseaux neuronaux du cycle veillesommeil.
Rattachement (EPST, INSERM, CNRS): Université Lyon 1 et CNRS; Isabelle Arnulf Mouvements et ganglions de la base CRICM-UPMC – Paris 6; Inserm UMR_S 975; CNRS UMR 7225; Karim Benchenane Laboratoire de Physiologie de la Perception et de l'Action, UMR CNRS 7152, Collège de France; Patrice Bourgin CNRS – UPR 3212 – INCI / Équipe n°4: Lumière, rythmes, homéostasie du sommeil et neuropsychiatrie; Imad Ghorayeb CNRS UMR 5293 Institut des maladies neurodégénératives – Physiopathologie des syndromes parkinsoniens; Agnès Daurat 5263 CNRS – EPHE Université Toulouse II; Yves Dauvilliers Pathologies neuropsychiatriques, neurologie, épidémiologie et clinique (INSERM U888, Pathologies du système nerveux: recherche épidémiologique et clinique); Véronique Fabre/Joelle Adrien Sommeil, Neurotransmission: physiologie, anatomie fonctionnelle et biologie moléculaire Rattachement (EPST, INSERM, CNRS): Inserm/Cnrs/Université Pierre et Marie
Curie Paris 6; JS LIN – Karine Spiegel – Patricia Franco Physiologie intégrée du système d’éveil Inserm U1028/cnrs UMR 5292/ Université Claude Bernard/HCL; Frederic Gagnadoux "Stress Oxydant et Pathologies Métaboliques (SOPAM) INSERM U 694; Claude Gronfier Département chronobiologie Institut Cellule Souche et Cerveau INSERM U846 69500 Bron; Géraldine Rauchs Unité Inserm U923, Caen Neuropsychologie Cognitive et Neuroanatomie Fonctionnelle de la Mémoire Humaine; Damien Davenne Mobilités: Attention, Orientation et Chronobiologie, INSERM ERI 27; Marie-Pia d’Ortho INSERM U676 Equipe Contrôle respiratoire néonatal et troubles du développement; Patrick Levy/ Jean-Louis Pépin Unité Inserm 1042, Hypoxie et physiopathologies cardiovasculaire et respiratoire, Grenoble; Hélène Bastuji Intégration centrale de la douleur chez l’Homme Equipe 3, Centre de Neurosciences INSERM 2028 et Université Lyon; Olivier Rascol Anne Pavy-Le Traon CIC 9302 + U Inserm 825 Equipe 2: Handicaps neurologiques, stratégies thérapeutiques et plasticité cérébrale; Perrine Ruby Equipe "Dynamique Cérébrale et Cognition" INSERM U1028; José Medina CIC Plurithématique Pierre Drouin – INSERM – CHU de Nancy; Frédéric Roche EA Système Nerveux Autonome: Epidémiologie,Ingénierie, Santé rattachement CHU et université Saint-Etienne; A Quera Salva CIT 805 (CIC-IT Garches); P Escourrou EA3544, Sérotonine et Neuropharmacologie de l’Université Paris 11 Faculté de Pharmacologie; Christian Straus, Thomas Similowski (ER10 UPMC) Neurophysiologie respiratoire expérimentale et clinique Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI; Xavier Drouot EA 4391, Excitabilité Nerveuse et Thérapeutique; Damien Leger Centre du Sommeil et de la Vigilance Hotel Dieu APHP Université Paris Descartes; Michel Lecendreux – Eric Konofal CIC 9202-pharmacologie Université Paris VII; Lionel Naccache, Stanislas Dehaene, Pôles des Maladies du Système Nerveux, Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris & Equipe "Neuropsychologie & neuroimagerie" au sein du CRICM UMRS INSERM 975; Christelle Monaca-M. Derambure EA 1046: maladie d'Alzheimer et pathologies vasculaires; Denis Theunynck, Recherhce Littorale en Activités Corporelles et Sportives, EA 4110-ER3S

Accreditation / Certification procedure

The accreditation process was implemented according to the European Guidelines, 52 centers are currently certified

Educational programs

Annual scientific meeting each November (2.400 attendees in 2011).
There is a national postgraduate program for the different specialities involved in sleep medicine and GPs, including 97 teaching hours. The students should spend at least 84 hours in a sleep lab for clinical practice.
We also have Insomnia courses and different educational workshops in the day preceding the annual congress of the French sleep society covering the main issues in sleep medicine.
Public activities: Sleep day

Present activities, working groups, task forces

We have a main executive committee with sub-committees such as accreditation committee and scientific committee. Several working groups are organized within the SFRMS around topics such as “Pediatric sleep”, “chronobiology”, “Insomnia”, “hypersomnia, parasomnia and motor disorders”.
We provide guidelines for the main diagnosis and follow-up procedures (MSLT, polysomnography, MWT).
The society is supporting research by annual funding (approximately 100,000 Euros) for PhD thesis or one year post doctoral position.
We try to implement national prospective cohorts and to support multicenter studies.
We are working with other specialist bodies to promote sleep as a subspecialty.