Georgian Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Society

Member Since 2018

Legal Status – NGO

Year of Establishment – 2007 year

Address: 83/11 Vazha-Pshavela Ave., 0186 Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel.: (032) 2 91 2947

E-mail: sofiakas@

Elections of board members of GSSS – once in four years

Board Members in 2022-2025

President:                Sofia Kasradze, MD PhD/Neurologist (Contact Person)

                                E-mail: [email protected]

Vice-President:       Maia Alkhidze, MD PhD/Neurologist  (Contact Person)

                                E-mail: [email protected]

Secretary General:  Tamar Ediberidze, MD/Pediatric Neurologist

                                E-mail: [email protected]

Treasurer:               Tamar Jishkariani, MD PhD Student/Neurologist

                                E-mail: [email protected]

GSSS Members in total:    19

Annual membership fee:   20 US$


To ensure that health professionals, patients and their care providers, government, and the public of Georgia have the educational and research resources that are essential in prevention, diagnosing, and treating persons with sleep disorders.


  • Serve health professionals as the premier international resource for current and emerging standards and best practice
  • Support health professionals of Georgia to enhance their knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of sleep disorders
  • Advocate for sleep disorders as a public health imperative
  • Promote research and innovation for sleep disorders in Georgia

Activities in 2023

Translation and adaptation of the Questionnaires:

Translated and adapted sleep questionnaires (for adults/children) into Georgian, and Implemented in clinical practice

  • Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)
  • The Epworth Sleepiness Scale
  • International RLS Questionnaire
  • Restless Legs Syndrome Rating Scale
  • Sleep Impairment Index Questionnaire
  • Questionnaire for assessing sleep-wake characteristics

World Sleep Day:

  • It was translated, published and distributed to the public the leaflet “Sleep is Essential for Health”. The leaflet included information on sleep disorders and their adequate management, which served to raise public awareness on sleep problems;
  • Published leaflets were disseminated between the different strata of society by the students of Caucasus International University, Tbilisi, Georgia (CIU). They were distributed among students and professors of different Universities of Tbilisi, as well as to passers-by in crowded places of the city.
  • A conference of GSSS was held in “Radisson Blue Iveria Hotel” (Tbilisi, City Centre), in 17 March. There were invited representatives of the field of medicine from various sectors of health care system. Participants made presentations on the history and development of sleep medicine, on sleep disorders (insomnia) and sleep disorders associated with neurological diseases (epilepsy and sleep, sleep and neurodevelopmental disorders);
  • The students of the faculty of medicine of CIU and the Institute of Neurology and Neuropsychology, (Tbilisi, Georgia, and Georgian Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) provided significant assistance and support to the GSSS in the preparation and implementation of the mentioned activities.
  • GSSS in collaboration with one of the main TV-Channel in Georgia (State television -Channel 1) prepared a 20-minute TV program on the importance of sleep, sleep hygiene and management of sleep disorders, which was covered in the morning program of March 18 (10:00 am), 2023.

Education of professionals:

  • A continuous medical education course was prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Health for accreditation;


  • Initiation of the Sleep disorders’ care in Georgia [Assembly of National Sleep Societies (ANSS) –Amsterdam, NL, 2023]
  • Initiation of the teaching courses on Sleep disorders in Georgia (EURLSSG – 2022, Munich, GE)
  • Activities of Georgian Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Society (Annual Meeting of GSSS, 2023, Tbilisi, Georgia)

National State Program

  • Sleep disorders in Children of 1-6 years with developmental Delay is going.
  • Continues Medical Education program on sleep disorders