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Join a dynamic group of sleep professionals dedicated to the advancement of sleep medicine and sleep research!

The Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) has 4 openings for the Executive board:

  • Vice-President (Clinical), 3-year term
  • Member-at-large Membership, 3-year term
  • Member-at-large Website, 3-year term
  • Member-at-large Technologist, 3-year term

You can volunteer as a candidate for this position or nominate a colleague. If you nominate a colleague, please first verify that your colleague accepts the nomination and provide the person’s email contact. You must be a CSS member in good standing to sit on the board.

Please send nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 17, 2019.  If you have any questions, contact Dr. Kimberly Cote This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Detailed descriptions of the portfolio duties are available.

The next Great Canadian Sleepwalk is taking place Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Vancouver.  Help raise awareness about healthy sleep and raise funds for the Canadian Sleep Society, or attend to cheer on the participants.  For more information, visit our Sleepwalk page.

Information about student awards for the upcoming WSS meeting is available on our Upcoming Awards Page.  Find out more information about:

  • CSS Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award
  • CSS Outstanding Student Achievement Award
  • CSS Student Abstract Competition

Deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.

 As part of Children's Healthcare Canada Spark: Live webinar series, Co-Principal Investigators Dr. Penny Corkum and Dr. Shelly Weiss will be presenting on the BNBD-NDD program and the national randomized trial to evaluate the intervention on on Wednesday April 3, 11:00am-12:00pm EST (12:00pm-1:00pm AST).

You can register to join the webinar here.

SYNOPSIS
Sleep is critical for child health and well-being. The reality in today’s society is that many children, especially children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), are not getting enough sleep to optimize their daytime functioning. Also, tired children can have a negative impact on the entire family. This presentation will provide an overview of sleep needs, sleep problems, the impact of not getting enough sleep, and what can be done to help children with NDDs sleep better. Dr. Corkum will share information about the development and upcoming randomized controlled trial of Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (BNBD-NDD); an eHealth intervention developed by a pan-Canadian team of pediatric sleep and NDD experts.

 

Researchers from UBC (Dr. Nick Bansback) and the University of Calgary (Dr. Sachin Pendharkar) are recruiting patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea to participate in a patient survey.

Patients and clinicians who wish to learn more can visit the CSS Research Participation page.  The survey is available in French and English. / Le sondage est disponible en français et en anglais.

The survey is funded by the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network and aims:

• To see how health service delivery and costs for sleep apnea differ regionally; and
• To identify barriers to optimal sleep apnea diagnosis and management in Canada.

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