ESRS Newsletter July 2018

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I hope members are enjoying a relaxing summer and fine weather as a welcome change from the past winter.

The programme for the ESRS Congress in Basel next September is now almost complete. I attended the abstract selection meeting in Basel two weeks ago and was very impressed by the high quality of basic and clinical science abstracts submitted and we will clearly enjoy a very high standard of original research at the meeting.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO THE ESRS BOARD AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

In the course of the upcoming Business Meeting at the ESRS congress in Basel, 27 September 2018, new members for the Board and the Scientific Committee will need to be elected.

EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER NETWORK (ECRN): UPDATE AND CALL

The Early Career Researcher Network (ECRN) of the ESRS is excited to announce the focus of the Early Career Day to be held in Basel will be ‘Selling your Science’. We have science documentary maker Nelleke Koop and TV producer Wiesje Kuijpers lined up to talk about ‘selling your science to the public’ and Erna Sif Arnardottir giving a talk on ‘Selling your science to scientists’. The event is free for all early career ESRS members (students and those within 10 years of finishing a PhD/MD) – but please sign up on the congress registration system.

Currently we are searching for two new members of the executive committee of the ECRN. If you are interested to join the executive committee, please send your CV to Kate at kate.porcheret@ndcn.ox.ac.uk before September 1, 2018

UPDATE ON ESRS CONGRESS ACTIVITIES

ESRS 2018

With 866 submitted abstracts from 33 countries, we would like to sincerely thank all authors! The Scientific Committee was impressed with the high quality of many abstracts and it made it very hard for the Committee to choose the best ones for oral presentation.

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REPORT OF THE ASSEMBLY OF NATIONAL SLEEP SOCIETIES (PARMA, 4-5 MAY 2018)

The Annual Meeting of the ANSS in the ESRS was held in Parma, Italy on May 4 and 5, 2018.

The event was preceded by the ANSS-ESRS “Beyond AHI” Task Force chaired by Erna Sif Arnardottir.

REPORT OF THE ASSEMBLY OF NATIONAL SLEEP SOCIETIES (PARMA, 4-5 May 2018) - THE ESRS BOARD PERSPECTIVE

The Assembly of National Sleep Societies took place this year in Parma, the home of Liborio Parrino, Chair of the Executive Committee. It was very well attended by most of the national Presidents and board members.

UPDATE ON ESRS EXAMINATION IN SLEEP MEDICINE 2018

The 7th Examination of Certification in Sleep Medicine and the 5th Examination of Certification in Sleep Medicine for Sleep Technologists will take place on 25 September 2018 in Basel (football stadium FC Basel, St Jakobs-Strasse 395).

JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH NEWS

1. Great news!
Journal of Sleep Research has increased its Impact Factor score by 5% to 3.433.  The journal now ranks 60/197 in Clinical Neurology which is 2 points up from last year.

NATIONAL SLEEP SOCIETY HIGHLIGHT SERIES

Interview with the President of the of the Portuguese Sleep Association, Dr. Joaquim Moita

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

In Portugal certification in Sleep Medicine Competency has been approved by the Portuguese Medical Association in June 2012. Physicians of some specialities have been certified for Sleep Medicine Competency in 2015, as godfathers, based on their curriculum vitae.

ESRS TRAVEL AWARDS TO ATTEND THE 2018 SLEEP GORDON CONFERENCE

The following members have been selected to receive travel awards provided by the European Sleep Research Society to promote the participation of sleep trainees to the 3rd Gordon Research Conference on Sleep Regulation and Function held from March 18-23, 2018 at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas:

THE PISA SLEEP AWARD – THIRTEENTH EDITION

We are happy to announce that the winner of the Pisa Sleep Award 2018 is Professor Tarja Porkka Heiskanen. Our warmest congratulations for such an accomplishment.

ARNOLD RIKLI AWARD 2018

The prize was originally awarded by the Institute F. Wolff of Riehen, Switzerland and first established in 1989.

ARNOLD RIKLI SPONSORSHIP AWARD 2018

The sponsorship prize was announced for the first time in 2016 and is in addition to the annual Arnold Rikli Award from the Jörg Wolff Foundation in Stuttgart (Germany) and is intended parti-cularly for young photobiological scientists up to 35 years old.

DECEASE OF DR JOAQUIN TERAN-SANTOS

On behalf of Spanish Sleep Society we are deeply sad to inform you that the immediate Past President of our society, Dr Joaquin Terán-Santos, aged 59, passed away last June 28th, after a fast oncological disease, diagnosed past November.

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).

ESRS ENDORSED TRAINING, COURSES & EVENTS

OTHER TRAINING & COURSES

EVENTS OF AFFILIATED NATIONAL SLEEP SOCIETIES

NEW MEMBERS

The Society welcomes the following new members:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES