November 2016 – Reports – Education Committee
Published in ESRS Newsletter November 2016
ESRS Education Committee (EduCom)
Current Members (2016 – 2018):
Tiina Paunio (Coordinator), Roberto Amici, Claudio Bassetti, Oliviero Bruni, Colin Espie, Ludger Grote, Lyudmila Korostovtseva, Pierre-Hervé Luppi, Liborio Parrino, Thomas Penzel, Dirk Pevernagie
Previous Members (2014 – 2016):
Tiina Paunio (Coordinator), Roberto Amici, Claudio Bassetti, Oliviero Bruni, Colin Espie, Ludger Grote, Harald Hrubos-Strom, Pierre-Hervé Luppi, Liborio Parrino, Thomas Penzel, Dirk Pevernagie
The 5th Examination Sleep Medicine for Somnologists and 3rd Examination in Sleep Medicine for Technologist examinations were organized at the ESRS Bologna meeting. Altogether 209 individuals applied for the examination (159 Somnologists and 50 Technologists). The Examination Subcommittee reviewed the applications and considered 194 individuals as eligible. Finally, 136 Somnologists and 43 Technologists showed up. All Technologists and 132 of 136 Somnologists passed the examination.
The ESRS examination subcommittee (Chair: Tiina Paunio, Co-Chair: Thomas Penzel, Members: Oliviero Bruni, Diego García-Borreguero, Ludger Grote, Dirk Pevernagie, Lizzie Hill, Margret Verspaandonk) will continue on developing the examinations, which will be organized next time during the ESRS-ERS meeting in Marseille, April 2017. A feedback survey was taken from the Bologna examinees in Oktober 2016. The results will be taken into account when planning and organizing the next examinations. Please find next a chart with some of the results.
The first print-run of the ESRS textbook (1000 copies) is nearly sold out and a second print-run of 1000 copies has been ordered, which indicates the great success of this publication. We regularly collect feedback for the textbook which will assist in planning future editions in years to come.