Welcome to World Sleep Society

  • All members of the World Sleep Society receive online and app access to the Sleep Medicine journal. Full members also receive print copy in the mail.
  • World Sleep Day (Thailand 2017)
  • International Sleep Specialists - Seoul, 2015

August 6, 2019 – Beginning August 24, World Sleep Society members may vote at the membership meeting, or in advance by ballot, for Governing Council positions. Read more.

July 30, 2019 – We invite you to attend the 2019 Member Meeting at the upcoming World Sleep congress, World Sleep 2019, in Vancouver, Canada. Read more.

July 9, 2019 – The World Says Good-bye to Christian Guilleminault, Sleep Pioneer. Read more.

June 1, 2019 – The inaugural class of 2020 of World Sleep Society’s International Sleep Research Training Program (ISRTP) has been selected. Review mentors and mentees. Read more.

February 14, 2019 – World Sleep Society invites qualified individuals interested in serving as an officer and/or member of the Governing Council—the leadership structure of World Sleep Society—to self-nominate for the 2019-2021 term by March 15, 2019. Read more.

January 15, 2019 – Applications for the International Sleep Research Training Program (ISRTP) are due March 1, 2019. The ISRTP will provide an opportunity for such trainees, especially those in developing countries, to train at major academic institutions so they can acquire sleep research skills and observe management of patients with sleep disorders from experienced scientists and clinicians. Read more.

January 8, 2019 – Our 12th Annual World Sleep Day has been announced! Friday, March 15, 2019 we will unite the globe to celebrate the importance of healthy sleep. Read the Press Release now.

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.

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