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IPSA 2020

IPSA 2020 will take place in Brisbane, Australia from October 20-24, 2020.

The pediatric sleep medicine congress will be hosted by Australian Sleep Association, Australasian Sleep Technologists Association and International Pediatric Sleep Association. We hope to see you there!  


Carole L. Marcus Outstanding Achievement Award   

Carole Marcus   
Obituary by David Gozal
To the Paediatric Sleep Community. It is with great sadness that I write to share the heartbreaking news that Carole L. Marcus, Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), died Sunday afternoon after a brief hospitalization. Carole was a remarkable clinician, clinical investigator, and educator who leaves behind legions of friends, colleagues, students, and mentees at CHOP, the University of Pennsylvania, and throughout the ATS both nationally and internationally. She improved the lives of countless patients through her unique clinical expertise and her high impact patient-oriented research. She served as Director of the CHOP Sleep Center and the CHOP Clinical and Translational Research Center/Center for Human Phenomic Science and was Associate Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania. Carole grew up in South Africa and obtained her medical degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed residency training at SUNY Brooklyn and fellowship training at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She was a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University from 1991 to 2003 before being recruited to CHOP. Carole was recognized nationally and internationally for her expertise in sleep medicine. She had a remarkable research career that was always evolving. She performed detailed physiological studies on the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), describing the relative roles of anatomy and neuromotor control of the upper airway from infancy to adolescence. In recent years she performed multi-center clinical trials with colleagues across the country studying neurobehavioral effects of OSA and culminating in a recent trial of adenotonsillectomy vs watchful waiting in the treatment of pediatric OSA. She held virtually every leadership position in pediatric sleep medicine at some point during her abbreviated career and receiv  

Carole Marcus Obituary   
Obituary by Lourdes Del Rosso - Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Carole L. Marcus, Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The University of Pennsylvania died on November 19, 2017. Carole was a leader in Pediatric Sleep Medicine, a remarkable researcher, clinician, mentor and friend. Carole has made enormous contributions to the field of Sleep Medicine. She served as Director of the CHOP Sleep Center and the CHOP clinical and Translational Research Center, and as Associate Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. She chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics taskforce to establish clinical management guidelines for childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, was on the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society, was deputy editor for the journal SLEEP, has served on multiple NIH study sections, and has over 100 publications including books and chapters. Her remarkable research career transcended nationally and internationally. She gave light into the pathophysiology of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), developmental aspects of ventilatory control, upper airway collapsibility and surgical and non-surgical management of pediatric OSA. Her research and clinical expertise improved the lives of countless children. Carole was born in South Africa and graduated medical school from the University of Witwatersrand in 1982. She trained in Pediatrics at Schneider Children’s/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and at the State University of New York. She did a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology and research at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Carole joined Johns Hopkins University in 1991 and CHOP/University of Pennsylvania in 2003. During her career she received the R. Anderson Pew Distinguished Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, the American Association of Sleep Medicine’s William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award in recognition for her contributions to the understanding and treatment of childhood obstructive sleep apnea and other breathing   read more...

Carole Marcus   
Carole Lesley Marcus
It is so sad to announce that Carole Marcus passed away on November 19,2017. All the paediatric sleep community will miss her! Here are some witnesses of people that knew her. “Carole was lovely physician with great passion for clinical research. She had influenced many Pediatrician and Sleep doctors throughout the world. In her own special way, she was able motivates many that work around.” “Carole was one of the most dedicated, smartest, practical, ethical, and effective scientists. She was a generous and kind person who also knew how to enjoy life and shared her joyful approach to travel, the arts and living with her friends.” “We have lost a friend, a great colleague and scientist, a sister, but most of all, a beautiful person. We will always miss you and you will always be with us in our memories. “ “She was a mentor and role model to so many clinicians and scientists around the world. I, like so many others, learned so much from her. “ R.I.P. Carol.   read more...

IPSA Congress 2018   
The 5th IPSA Congress in 2018
The 5th IPSA Congress will be April 27-29, 2018 in Paris, France. Co-Chairs of IPSA 2018 > Pr. Patricia Franco, Pr. Carmen Schroder, Dr. Michel Lecendreux More information is available on the event website   read more...

Sleep Deprivation U. of Michigan   

News on Narcolepsy and vaccination   
Narcolepsy and vaccines - Saturday, January 14, 2017
The W.H.O. has published an official report on vaccines and narcolepsy. The conclusions based on a large study controlled by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is that they cannot conclude for the Pandemrix vaccination in Sweden but that for every other formulation and for streptolysin adjuvant there is no-impact of vaccination on narcolepsy   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)  


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 5-7 december 2012 - Manchester City (UK)

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

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  

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 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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Upcoming Meetings   
IPSA 2020 - October 20-24, 2020
IPSA 2020 is the 6th congress of the International Pediatric Sleep Association & 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.  


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