SLOVENIA

Slovene Sleep Society

Slovenska Skupina za spanje

President

Dr. Barbara Gnidovec Stražišar

Email: barbaragstrazisar@gmail.com

Presentation held during the ANSS meeting in: Brussels, Belgium, 28. – 30.04.2016 (PDF)


Foundation year

2005

Number of members

30

Composition of members (degree, specialties, subspecialties, etc.)

40% Neurologists, 20% Pneumologists, 10% Pediatricians, 10% Psychiatrists,
10% Clinical Psychologists, 5% ENT, 5% Neuroradiologists

Historical perspective of the society

The society was founded in Ljubljana in 2005 with the aim of integrating sleep research and sleep medicine in different medical fields. Since then, Sleep Medicine and its diagnostic procedures became recognized by Health Authorities in Slovenia.

Important sleep physicians / researchers in the history of the NSS

Leja Dolenc Grošelj, Barbara Gnidovec Stražišar, Matjaž Fležar, Jasmina Gabrijelčič, Igor Fajdiga

Accreditation / Certification procedure

None at present.

Educational programs

Sleep Medicine is the part of teaching program at the Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana.
Sleep Medicine is included in different postgraduate courses for neurologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians (from 1 week to 6 months)
Continuing education for sleep technologists (6 months)
Continuing education in sleep medicine for MD (as part of 6 months EEG course)
Short educational courses are organized for general doctors
Sleep Medicine is part of the PhD program at the Medical Faculty.

Present activities, working groups, task forces

“Sleep January”: Annual Sleep congress with workshops, keynote lectures and oral presentations organized by Slovene Sleep Society.
Every year’s students research award (“Presern award”).
Providing guidelines for the assessment of the ability to drive in patients with sleep disorders.
Providing guidelines for general doctors regarding referrals to sleep centers.

Miscellaneous

Numerous different activities are organised by the Sleep Society; e.g. World sleep day and European Narcolepsy day.

February 21, 2019

ESRS

For further information about the ESRS,
please contact the ESRS Office:
Andreasstr. 4 93053 Regensburg Germany
Email: maria.wiechmann@esrs.eu
Phone: +49 941 29091271
Fax: +49 941 29080975

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