IPSA Mission

The International Pediatric Sleep Association is an organization devoted to the promotion of pediatric sleep medicine world-wide. As such, its mission is to serve as the primary vehicle for developing, supporting and promoting global excellence in research, clinical care, education and public policy related to sleep in infants, children and adolescents. Specific goals are envisaged to potentially include:

A. To support basic and applied research in all areas of sleep in infants, children and adolescents

B. To promote standards of reporting and classifying data in the field of pediatric sleep research

C. To improve the ability of sleep medicine physicians and other clinicians to provide effective sleep health care to pediatric patients and their families

D. To promote the establishment of clinical guidelines for the screening, evaluation and treatment of pediatric sleep disorders

E. To encourage the development of training programs specific to pediatric sleep across a variety of disciplines and among different member societies

F. To promote sleep education for the public, including knowledge of pediatric sleep problems and their consequences, basic principles of sleep health and advances in sleep research

G. To advocate for research, medical, and societal policies that improve the sleep health of infants, children, and adolescents

H. To organize a recurring scientific meeting pertaining to pediatric sleep medicine and promote the exchange of information pertaining to pediatric sleep research   

I.   To improve the ability of sleep medicine physicians and other clinicians to provide effective pediatric sleep advice 


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