COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS BY THE GOVERNING COUNCIL
Executive Council Committee:
President: Luigi Ferini-Strambi
President Elect: Charles Morin
Past President: Richard Allen
Secretary: Carlos H. Schenck
Treasurer: Thomas Penzel
Governing Council Committee:
Chair: Luigi Ferini-Strambi
Committee: Richard Allen, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Seung Chul Hong, Suresh Kumar, Shahira Loza, Charles Morin, Sona Nevsimalov, Daniel KK Ng, Judith Owens, Carlos H. Schenck, Markus Schmidt, John Swieca, Robert Thomas, Liborio Parrino, Thomas Penzel, Patricio Peirano, Dalva Poyares, Javier Puertas
Chair: Antonio Culebras, Liborio Parrino (Italy), Elena Majano (San Salvador), Melissa Lipford (USA)
World Sleep Day ® Committee:
Chair: Liborio Parrino
Purpose: World Sleep Day® is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, and social aspects.
Purpose: To provide an overview of educational projects to support by WASM. Main function is to provide review of the program and courses of the world congress. In addition, the committee will help other educational functions and assist other committees in educational content and matters.
Chair: Max Hirshkowitz
Purpose: The WASM Sleep Medicine Examination is designed to cover many aspects of sleep science, extant practice guidelines, diagnostic nosology, presentation and associated features of sleep disorders, epidemiology of sleep disorders, clinical pharmacology, behavioral therapeutics, instrumentation, methodology, and sleep health.
Chair: Markus Schmidt
Purpose: To maintain and update WASM’s bylaws as needed. The committee shall provide guidance to the Governing Council for procedural matters to ensure the bylaws are being followed.
Purpose: To process and review applications for membership into WASM. And, the development of membership benefits for individuals and societies.
Current projects and discussions:
- Review of individual membership application process and transitioning to new membership database on website
- Society Membership application process
- Individual and Society Membership benefits
Chairs: Luigi Ferini-Strambi and Claudia Trenkwalder
Scientific Affairs Committee
Purpose: To help develop scientific programs of WASM. Responsibilities include the review of scientific content of the world congress programs. To read the proposals of symposiums and abstracts submitted to the world congress. The committee will develop scientific guidelines for research worldwide emphasizing the basic clinical aspects of sleep.
Purpose: To recruit WASM officers and prepare bi-annual ballot.
Purpose: To administer and present the Elio Lugaresi Award for Sleep Medicine and Christian Guilleminault Award for Sleep research.
Purpose: To provide WASM with an affiliated journal and liaison with Sleep Medicine
Chair: Christian Guilleminault