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In Memory of Avi Sadeh
Professor Avi Sadeh, a pioneer in the field of pediatric sleep and actigraphy, died on September 19, 2016. Dr. Sadeh earned his B.A. and M.A. in psychology at Haifa University (Israel), and his D.Sc. from the School of Medicine, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University (Providence, RI) before joining the faculty at Tel Aviv University (Israel) in 1992. Dr. Sadeh was a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience in treating infants, children, and families. In addition to teaching and training dozens of graduate students in clinical child psychology, Dr. Sadeh was a leader in the field of pediatric sleep. He authored Sleeping Like a Baby, published by Yale University Press, and published over 130 scientific papers on sleep assessment methods, sleep disorders in infants and children, and on the links between sleep and child development. He was among the first researchers to demonstrate actigraphy as a valid way to estimate sleep-wake patterns. Dr. Sadeh also served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sleep Research, and was on the editorial board for Sleep Medicine Reviews and Sleep, as well as moderated the Pediatric Sleep Listserv for the past 19 years. Anyone who had the good fortune of knowing or working with Dr. Sadeh will remember him as a kind and caring colleague, who was dedicated to his family. He will be missed by all in the sleep community, and we send our deepest condolences to his family, including his wife Yael, his children Adi, Gili, and Roni, and his beloved grandchildren.  

IPSA Congress 2018   
Save the date! 24-26 November 2018 in Lille (France)
The 5th IPSA Congress will be held in Grand Palais - Lille, France 24-26 November 2018. Co-Chairs of IPSA 2018 > Pr. Patricia Franco, Pr. Carmen Schroder, Dr. Michel Lecendreux For more information:   read more...

After the mail ballot we have the results of the new board that is composed by:
President Christian Guilleminault (USA)
Past President Oliviero Bruni (Italy)
Vice President Patricia Franco (France)
Secretary Rosemary Horne (Australia)
Director Rosana Alves (Brazil)
Director Sarah Biggs (Australia)
Director Ron Chervin (USA)
Director Paul Gringras (UK)
Director Daniel Ng (Hong Kong)
Director Judith Owens (USA)
Director Teresa Paiva (Portugal)  


IPSA Congress 2016 - Taiwan March 11-13, 2016
Dear Friends, On behalf of the organizing committee, we are extremely happy to invite you to participate in the
IV International Pediatric Sleep Association Congress (IPSA 2016) which will be held on March 11-13, 2016, in Taipei International Convention Center, located in the heart of Taipei, Taiwan.

We sincerely hope the beauty of our city and the theme of our conference will attract you all. The IPSA 2016 serves as a premier event on the international calendar of pediatric sleep bringing together physicians, educators, basic scientists, sleep technician and clinical investigators from hospitals, industry, and academia to present and share the latest cutting-edge research results and innovative solutions in the related fields. We believe you will have a fruitful and enjoyable time during your stay in Taipei based on our solid program and the hospitality of Taipei, Taiwan aka “Formosa”.(“beautiful in Portuguese”) island, as used by the Portuguese mariners centuries ago to describe Taiwan Look forward to seeing you in Taipei, Taiwan in 2016! Best Regards, Dr. Yu-Shu Huang, Chair of IPSA 2016 and Local Organizer Dr. Daniel KK Ng, Co-Chair of IPSA 2016 Dr. Oliviero Bruni, President of IPSA Dr. Chia-Mo Lin, President of Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine   read more...

IPSA Congress 2014 - Porto Alegre - Brazil - Sunday, September 29, 2013

It is my pleasure to present the
III Congress of the International Pediatric Sleep Association (IPSA) - Porto Alegre (Brazil) 3-5 December 2014.

The importance of sleep for health, learning and psychomotor development in infancy, childhood and adolescence has been emphasized in the pediatric research in the last two decades and it has become more and more evident that ensuring a good sleep during development is of key importance for a later healthy life.
The IPSA Congress is an influential forum for sleep practitioners from around the world to network and exchange views, whilst learning from world-class researchers about the latest scientific and clinical developments in the field.
The success of the last two Congresses in Rome 2010 and Manchester 2012 has highlighted the magnitude of Pediatric Sleep Medicine in the scientific community and we hope that the 2014 Congress will provide a perfect balance between didactic and practical needs, in order to provide the technical knowhow and up-to-date knowledge that will enable participants to improve their practice.
As traditional for IPSA, the most renowned International opinion leaders in the field of Pediatric Sleep Medicine speakers will join the Congress and will highlight the recent significant advances in both basic science and clinical sleep medicine during development.
I hope that the world paediatric sleep community will gather together in the lively city of Porto Alegre to celebrate the best clinical practice and the latest advances in Pediatric Sleep Medicine.

Oliviero Bruni
President of the International Pediatric Sleep Association


IPSA Congress 5-7 december 2012 - Manchester City (UK)

IPSA Congress 5-7th December 2012 - Manchester (UK)  


IPSA 2010 - Abstract Book




Guia SAOS Infantil Espanola

New guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of OSA in children published by the Spanish Pediatric Sleep Group. (available only in Spanish)



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[Factors influencing glucose metabolism in young obese subjects with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome].
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[Factors influencing glucose metabolism in young obese subjects with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2016 May 17;96(18):1405-9

Authors: Gu CJ, Li QY, Li M, Zhou J, Du J, Yi HH, Feng J, Zhou LN, Wang Q

OBJECTIVE: To explore the factors influencing glucose metabolism in young obese subjects with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS).
METHODS: A total of 106 young obese subjects[18-44 years old, body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m(2)]were enrolled and divided into two groups based on full-night polysomnography (PSG), OSAHS group[apnea hypopnea index (AHI) ≥5 events/h]and non-OSAHS group (AHI<5 events/h). Oral glucose tolerance-insulin releasing test (OGTT-IRT) was performed and serum glycosylated hemoglobin A1 (HbA1c) levels were measured after an overnight fast. Homeostasis model assessment-IR (HOMA-IR), Matsuda insulin sensitivity index (MI), homeostasis model assessment-β (HOMA-β), the early phase insulinogenic index (ΔI(30)/ΔG(30)), total area under the curve of insulin in 180 minutes (AUC-I180) and oral disposition index (DIo) were calculated to evaluate insulin resistance and pancreatic β cell function. Stepwise multiple linear regressions were conducted to determine the independent linear correlation of glucose measurements with PSG parameters.
RESULTS: Prevalence of diabetes was higher in OSAHS than in non-OSAHS group (22.0% vs 4.3%, P=0.009). OGTT 0, 30, 60 min glucose and HbA1c levels were higher in OSAHS group than those in non-OASHS group (all P<0.05). DIo were lower in OSAHS group than those in non-OASHS group (P=0.024), HOMA-IR, MI, HOMA-β, ΔI(30)/ΔG(30), and AUC-I(180) were similar between two groups (all P>0.05). In stepwise multiple linear regressions, OGTT 0, 30 and 60 min glucose were positively correlated with oxygen desaturation index (ODI) (β=0.243, 0.273 and 0.371 respectively, all P<0.05). HOMA-β was negatively correlated with AHI (β=-0.243, P=0.011). DIo was negatively correlated with ODI (β=-0.234, P=0.031).
CONCLUSION: OSAHS worsens glucose metabolism and compensatory pancreatic β-cell function in young obese subjects, which could probably be attributed to sleep apnea related oxygen desaturation during sleep.

PMID: 27266346 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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