March 8, 2018 – Birgit Högl, MD of Austria has been selected for the President-Elect position of the World Sleep Society. Dr. Högl’s President-Elect term is effective immediately and will run until the end of September 2019. At World Sleep 2019, the position automatically transitions to the President position until the 2021 congress. Dr. Högl is associate professor and director of the Sleep Disorders Clinic at the Department of Neurology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria.
October 11, 2017 – The merger is complete. World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and World Sleep Federation (WSF) will complete the merger as they transition their programs and memberships into World Sleep Society.
October 7, 2017 – New World Sleep Society president announced. We would like to welcome Charles Morin, PhD of Canada as the new president of World Sleep Society. Dr. Morin’s background and research is primarily in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, specifically including Sleep Disorders, insomnia, psychiatric comorbidity, cognitive functioning, clinical trials and epidemiology.
April 28, 2017 – Canadian Sleep Society has been named local host of World Sleep 2019 on Sept 20-25, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. World Sleep congresses are bi-annual. Read the full Press Release or learn more about our current congress, World Sleep 2017.
April 8, 2016 – World Sleep Federation (WSF) and World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) have collaborated to found the World Sleep Society representing both individual sleep professionals and sleep societies. World Sleep Society will continue to operate programs of both the WSF and WASM in the areas of education, awareness, and member services. Read full Press Release.