December 2015 – Reports – Education Committee

Published in ESRS Newsletter December 2015

ESRS Education Committee (EduCom)

Current Members (2014 – 2016):

Tiina Paunio (Coordinator), Roberto Amici, Claudio Bassetti, Oliviero Bruni, Colin Espie, Ludger Grote, Pierre-Hervé Luppi, Liborio Parrino, Thomas Penzel, Dirk Pevernagie

The EDU committee met during the WSF2015 in Istanbul as a joint meeting with the SMC. The discussion focused on planning and developing the ESRS Somnologist and Technologist examinations, to be organized next time at the ESRS meeting in Bologna on Sept. 13, 2016. The composition of the ESRS Examination Subcommittee is established as follows: Somnologist examination: Oliviero Bruni, Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Ludger Grote, Colin Espie, Tiina Paunio (Chair), Thomas Penzel (Deputy chair) and Dirk Pevernagie; Technologist examination: Simone de Lacy and Lizzie Hill. The organization of the examination is handled inside the ESRS with additional support.

The examination subcommittee has defined the basic credentials for the Somnologist and Technologist examination (see: basic credentials). They are compatible with the earlier credentials.

The Sleep Medicine Textbook (ESRS Sleep Medicine Textbook, eds. C.L. Bassetti, Z. Dogas and P. Peigneux), which provides a comprehensive basis for teaching in sleep medicine, remains the core reading material for the examinations.

The geographical distribution of the textbook since its publication in December 2014 is specified in the following table on the left

Aside from the activity related to examination, the EDU committee has been evaluating proposals for ESRS endorsement on Sleep Training Courses (see: ESRS endorsed training courses).

Tiina Paunio
ESRS Education Committee Coordinator