Applications Open for World Sleep Academy – New Program Providing Accessible Sleep Training around the World

June 6, 2022 – World Sleep Society is pleased to announce the launch of World Sleep Academy, an online education program offering high-quality, accessible training in sleep medicine worldwide. Enrollment opens today for the first course starting on September 1, 2022.

The sleep medicine specialists of World Sleep Academy have created an online curriculum progressing from fundamental sleep concepts to advanced clinical and research practice. Original materials combine with live online lectures to create a meaningful learning experience that fits within a health care worker’s busy schedule. Organized into three sections of increasing complexity, this year-long sleep medicine program will connect the international community of health care workers in new ways.

The director of World Sleep Academy is Lourdes DelRosso, MD, PhD, a practicing sleep physician and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington. Dr. DelRosso says, “It is a privilege to join the World Sleep Society efforts to provide sleep education all over the world. The World Sleep Academy provides an exciting new opportunity for health care workers to bring the principles and practice of sleep medicine to their communities and improve sleep health worldwide. We can’t wait to get started!”

Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD, president of World Sleep Society, adds that “There is a significant need for accessible sleep medicine training, particularly in places underserved by sleep medicine specialists. With World Sleep Academy, the membership of World Sleep Society has come together to start addressing this need and continue advancing sleep health worldwide.”

Applications to enroll in World Sleep Academy are being accepted now through August 15. Find more information about the curriculum, faculty, and program at


About World Sleep Society

The mission of World Sleep Society is to advance sleep health worldwide. World Sleep Society fulfills this mission by promoting education, research, and patient care throughout the world, particularly in places underserved by sleep medicine. Programs that enact this mission include the World Sleep congress, World Sleep Day, the International Sleep Research Training Program, and World Sleep Academy. Learn more about these and other World Sleep Society programs at