December 2015 – Assembly of National Sleep Societies (ANSS)

Assembly of National Sleep Societies (ANSS)

The ANSS Executive Committee (EC) is preparing next year’s agenda. The main details will be defined during a dedicated meeting in Oporto (January 2016), but city and dates of the next ANSS encounter have already been established (Brussels, 28-30 April 2016). The location was selected because it can offer an excellent opportunity to interact with EU officers and recover the diplomatic linkages opened by the Wake-Up-Bus experience.

The Brussels event will be preceded by an interaction with all the ANSS Presidents to discuss the material prepared by Dirk Pevernagie and his “dream team” to screen official procedures for certifying professionals in sleep medicine in the different European countries and explore the possibility to define an official (sub)speciality in sleep medicine.

In the meanwhile, the manuscript “Variability in recording and scoring of respiratory events during sleep in Europe: a need for uniform standards” has been published in the Journal of Sleep Research (Arnardottir ES et al. 2015; Sep 14. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12353. [Epub ahead of print]). Highlighting the successful continuity between the previous and the current ANSS EC, the paper underlines the necessity of a more solid integration on the scoring procedures of respiratory events during sleep and encourages further joint-collaborations among the European countries.
Finally, we are glad to announce that a 90 minute slot has been assigned to the ANSS during the 2016 ESRS Congress, where we can share our activities with the Congress attendees.

So please start booking your trip to Bologna!

Liborio Parrino
Chair, ANSS Executive Committee