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Consultant in Paediatric Sleep Medicine - Monday, September 24, 2012
Paediatric Sleep Group, Evelina Children’s Hospital London, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and Kings’ Health Partners We are looking for a suitable candidate to apply for this exciting full-time Paediatric Sleep Medicine Post (part-time will be considered). The large Paediatric Sleep Group here spans Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust and Kings Health Partners. We have just expanded the service outpatient and diagnostic facilities with a dedicated paediatric sleep suite ‘The Sleep-Over Hotel’ This is one of the few UK paediatric specialist sleep clinics with a holistic approach that addresses behavioural, genetic and neurological causes of sleep disorders, in addition to commoner sleep related breathing problems. The service integrates fully with the adult sleep service already established at St Thomas’ hospital, providing a ‘lifespan’ multidisciplinary sleep group. The group is very research active with three research programmes at present. Please see BMJ/NHS Jobs for link and full details or contact: Professor Paul Gringras paul.gringras@gstt.nhs.uk for more details. To apply online, please go to www.gstt.nhs.uk/jobs quoting job reference: CON073 Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability – Sleep Medicine.  
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR POSITIONS
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University invites applications for 3 nine-month, tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin August 16, 2013. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates with an earned doctorate in human development, family studies, or a related discipline, whose research focuses on: (1) adolescent development and relationships from biological, psychological, and/or social perspectives; (2) individual factors and relational processes that underlie the development and functioning of adult relationships; or (3) social/behavioral factors and processes related to health outcomes and/or health disparities. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong methodological skills.   read more...
Positions in Behavioral Neuroscience and Applied behavioral analysis at West Virginia Univ.
West Virginia University’s Department of Psychology (www.psychology.wvu.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2012 in Behavioral Neuroscience. The position will require an active research program in the Neurobiology of Affective or Addictive Disorders (particular areas include, but are not limited to, mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders), a Ph.D. by the starting date, and evidence of strong potential in research and teaching.   read more...
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Early Childhood Development.

The Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking applications for a 2- to 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Sleep and Development Laboratory of Dr. Monique LeBourgeois. 

The position may start as early as summer 2011 and will remain open until filled.  It includes a full-benefits package and a competitive salary based on NIH standards.  Please contact Monique LeBourgeois directly with questions, or to apply, send a cover letter, CV, and the contact information of 3 references to monique.lebourgeois@colorado.edu

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

It is my pleasure to present the
IV 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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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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Socioeconomic position and factors associated with use of a nonsupine infant sleep position: findings from the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey.
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Socioeconomic position and factors associated with use of a nonsupine infant sleep position: findings from the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey.

Am J Public Health. 2014 Mar;104(3):539-47

Authors: Smylie J, Fell DB, Chalmers B, Sauve R, Royle C, Allan B, O'Campo P, Maternity Experiences Study Group of the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System

Abstract
OBJECTIVES: With a focus on socioeconomic position, we examined the association between maternal education and nonsupine infant sleep position, and examined patterns of effect modification with additional sociodemographic, maternal, infant, and health services predictors.
METHODS: Data were from the Maternity Experiences Survey, a national population-based sample of 76 178 new Canadian mothers (unweighted n = 6421) aged 15 years or older interviewed in 2006-2007. Using logistic regression, we developed multivariate models for 3 maternal education strata.
RESULTS: Level of maternal education was significantly and inversely related to nonsupine infant sleep position. Stratified analyses revealed different predictive factors for nonsupine infant sleep position across strata of maternal education. Postpartum home visits were not associated with use of this sleep position among new mothers with less than high school completion. Adequacy of postpartum information regarding sudden infant death syndrome was not associated with nonsupine infant sleep position in any of the educational strata.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest a need to revisit Back to Sleep health promotion strategies and to ensure that these interventions are tailored to match the information needs of all families, including mothers with lower levels of formal education.

PMID: 23597349 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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