Lithuanian Sleep Medicine Society
Dr. Dalia Mataciuniene
Number of members
Composition of members (degree, specialties, subspecialties, etc.)
Mostly M.D.: neurologists, pulmonologists, cardiologists. PhDs (2), DSc (1), Professor (1).
Historical perspective of the society
The society was founded to support the development of sleep research and to facilitate the collaboration of different medical specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders (otolaryngologists, odontologists, neurologists, psychiatrists).
Important sleep physicians / researchers in the history of the NSS
Professor of neurology, DSc Vanda Liesiene developed basic sleep research models in animals and humans related to sleep and vegetative regulation.
Clinical research: PhD Guoda Pilkauskaite.
Number of Sleep Medicine Centers
Institute of Neuromedicine, Kaunas http://www.neuromeda.lt/
Dept. of Pulmonology, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno Klinikos http://www.kaunoklinikos.lt/kk/en-GB/pulmonology
Laboratory of sleep disorders, Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos
Dept. of Pulmonology, Republic Klaipeda Hospital,
Sleep medicine centre, Klaipeda University Hospital
Institute of Behavioural Medicine, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Palanga http://www.lsmuni.lt/en/structure/medical-academy-/neuroscience-institute/laboratories/laboratory-of-behavioral-medicine.html
Number of Sleep Research Centers
Accreditation / Certification procedure
None at present
Annual scientific meeting each spring.
Seminars for GPs and specialist physicians (mostly neurologists) in the frames of other specialities (epileptology).
Edited book “Sleep Medicine”, educational articles in local journals (“Seminars of Neurology”)
Public activities: Sleep day; booklets for patients.
Present activities, working groups, task forces
Local working groups formed in every centre.
World sleep day and European Narcolepsy day organization, TV emissions on sleep disorders problems, popular educational articles about sleep problems in the local press.