"Thought Exchange" lecture series

Thu Sep 24, 2015

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

120 mins 

Toronto Reference Library Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium

The human brain is the most complex known machine in the universe, yet it shuts itself off from the outside world each and every day, for hours on end. Why? This talk identifies why rest and sleep evolved in living things. The question of why we and other organisms sleep - long considered a scientific mystery - is resolved. The talk identifies that sleep serves a simple function that applies to all living things with a nervous system. The answer to why we sleep has important implications for understanding the biological basis of sleep health, and in particular mental health.

Speaker: Richard Horner, Professor in the University of Toronto's Departments of Medicine and Physiology, and Canada Research Chair. He is the author of the book The Universal Pastime: Sleep and Rest Explained.

Have you already submitted your abstract for the 7th World Congress of the World Sleep Federation?


Don’t miss the opportunity to present your work at this unique international event 
for sleep research and sleep medicine!


Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 May 2015


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"Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Aging: New Avenues for Improving Brain Health, Physical Health, and Functioning"—the second in a three-part series of U13 Bedside-to-Bench Conferences—will be held October 4-6 in Bethesda, MD. Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the American Geriatrics Society, the conference will provide attendees across multiple disciplines with opportunities to learn about cutting-edge research, participate in creating recommendations for future research, and network with colleagues and leaders in the field. Click here for more information, and make sure to submit your application by June 1.

The 2014 CSS Annual Corportate Report is now available for download

In this report you will find a Letter from the President, profiles on the Board of Directors, spotlights on CSS activities (e.g., published guidelines, insomnia rounds, patient information brochures, website renovations, sleep disorders center listings), reports for the technologist, student and dental members, updates on activities of the special-interest groups in insomnia and pediatrics, and information on our biennial conferences and membership demographics. Please read and distribute widely to help us grow the membership. Contact any board member with your questions or ideas.

Most people don’t recognize how common sleep apnea is but it is a disorder that can have devastating effects. Dr. R. John Kimoff, Dr. Manisha Witmans and Dr. John Fleetham make sure you recognize the symptoms and are up-to-date with the latest innovations in treatment and technology.

CLICK HERE for the full story.

The Calgary Herald · 

People diagnosed with sleep apnea are two times more likely to be in a car crash than someone without the sleeping disorder, a new study has found.

CLICK HERE for the full story at the National Post.

The CSS would like to share with you the launch of a new website: Sleepwell Nova Scotia

The Sleepwell Nova Scotia website was released on November 20, 2014 to the public. The goal is to make it easy for people to not only learn about cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTI) as a treatment option but facilitate their access and involvement in a CBTI-based program.

The results are in, and the CSS would like to officially welcome Natalie Morin as the new technologist member-at-large.

Thanks to all the CSS members who cast their vote, and thank you Natalie for volunteering; we look forward to working with you!