March 2018 – Assembly of National Sleep Societies (ANSS)

Assembly of National Sleep Societies (ANSS)

The 2018 annual meeting of the ANSS (Assembly of National Sleep Societies) will take place May 4 to 5 in Parma, Italy. The final programme was recently outlined by the Executive Committee in Oporto.

The meeting will start in the afternoon of May 4 with the presentation of the major activities and events organized by the National Sleep Societies. Later, a session will be dedicated to sleep competency and subspeciality models where the pragmatic experiences carried out in different European countries will be illustrated.

Saturday May 5 will begin with a session focused on the role of GPs in sleep medicine (sharing the findings of a pilot survey conducted in Italy), on new insights on chronobiology (emphasizing the 2017 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology assigned to studies on circadian rhythms) and on the European daylight saving changes. The morning programme will continue with a session on big data, with a learning computer expert and proposals for a European sleep recording platform and national biobanks. The ESRS activities will be presented in the afternoon as well as the sponsors’ initiatives. Finally, the ANSS business meeting will end with the election of three new EC members.

Parma will also host the Task Force ”Beyond AHI” (chaired by Erna Sif Arnardóttir) scheduled May 4 (from 9.00 to 13.00) where the work in progress of the single sessions will be detailed and updated.

Besides the Welcome dinner at the Angiol D’Or Restaurant and the possibility to visit the city easily (downtown is at a walking distance from the meeting hotel), all the guests are invited to a guided tour at the famous and amusing Labirinto della Masone followed by the Gala dinner at the prestigious Spigaroli Restaurant.

Although the Pope will not be able to attend the party, we will try to assure a heavenly experience.

Liborio Parrino
Chair, EC ANSS