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NEW IPSA BOARD
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.   
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

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

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

ABSTRACT BOOK OF THE IPSA CONGRESS, Rome 3-5 December 2010

IPSA 2010 - Abstract Book

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 Announcements

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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RECENT LITERATURE HIGHLIGHTS   
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A Simplified, Reliable Approach for Advancement Genioplasty.
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A Simplified, Reliable Approach for Advancement Genioplasty.

JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Mar-Apr;18(2):114-8

Authors: Chan D, Ducic Y

Abstract
IMPORTANCE: Advancement genioplasty is a versatile procedure able to address both functional and cosmetic issues. It is commonly performed by oral surgeons and less so by facial plastic and plastic surgeons, presumably because of its inherent risks.
OBJECTIVES: To present our technique for advancement genioplasty and our aesthetic and functional outcomes.
DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective review was conducted of the medical records of 126 patients who had undergone advancement genioplasty with our modified technique in a private practice setting from September 1997, through September 2014. Our analysis was performed between January and March 2015.
MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: Description of technique and evaluation of complication rates, improvement in sleep apnea symptoms, and patient satisfaction.
RESULTS: The 126 patients had a mean age of 39.8 years. There were 81 male and 45 female patients. The overall complication rate was 6.3% (8 of the 126 patients). Complications included plate extrusion in 2 patients, infection in 2 patients, mental nerve injury in 3 patients, and tooth root injury in 1 patient. Patients were satisfied with the aesthetic result of the procedure, which also produced an improvement in obstructive sleep apnea in 82 of 89 (92%) patients with sleep apnea.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Advancement genioplasty is a valuable tool that can address both functional and aesthetic issues. The technique presented here allows safe, reliable, and effective execution of the procedure.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 3.

PMID: 26720636 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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