Sociedad Española de Sueño (SES)

Spanish Sleep Society (SSS)


Dr. Alejandro Iranzo de Riquer

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

Foundation year



Number of members


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

Clinical Neurophysiology (40%), Respiratory (15%), Pediatrics (6%), Neurology (5%), Psychiatry (4%), Orthodontics (4%), Basic Research (6%), Other (20%).

Historical perspective of the society

The SES (initially named AIPS) was founded in 1991 and has organized so far 25 Annual Meetings in Spain. The celebration of the XIV European Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) (September 1998, Madrid), the 5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine (September 2013, Valencia) organized by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), and the upcoming ESRS mmeeting in Seville (2020) and the Spanish Sleep Society (SES), reflect the international projection of our society and its members.

Our society has become the main reference in Sleep Medicine in Spain and has grown vigourously over the last years, with the incorporation of different specialties (pediatricians, pulmonologists, general practitioners, clinical neurophysiologists, neurologists, etc.).

Important sleep physicians / researchers in the history of the NSS

Clinical research (alphabetically): F. Barbe, J. Durán, D. García-Borreguero, A. Iranzo, F. Masa, J. Montserrat, J. Nieto, R. Peraita, J. Puertas, T. Quera-Salva, J. Terán, T. Sagalés, J. Santamaria, A. Vela.
Basic research (alphabetically): M. Barbanoj, I. de Andrés, M. Garzón, J. Gaztelu, F. Reinoso-Suarez, R. Rial.

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

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


Accreditation / Certification procedure

Comité Español de Acreditación en Medicina del Sueño (CEAMS): Multidisciplinary Accreditation endorsed by the main scientific societies in Spain (Respiratory, Pulmonology Neurology, Psychiatry, Otorhinolaryngology) under the umbrella of the Spanish Sleep Society:

  • Accreditation of Sleep Medicine Centers
  • Accreditation of Professionals in Sleep Medicine

Educational programs

Present activities, working groups, task forces

5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine (Valencia, Sept 28 – Oct 3, 2013).
Diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines:


Journal VIGILIA-SUEÑO (since 1991)