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World Sleep Society
Allan O’Bryan, Executive Director
Dr. Charles Morin to Receive ‘Distinguished Lecturer Award in Sleep Sciences’ from National funding institute
ROCHESTER, MN – July 20, 2018—The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) and the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS) have established an inaugural and biennial Distinguished Lecturer Award in Sleep Sciences in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of sleep sciences in Canada. Charles M. Morin, PhD has been selected as the first-ever recipient.
Dr. Morin will receive the award during the Opening Ceremony of World Sleep 2019, where he will also give a keynote lecture as part of the scientific program. World Sleep 2019 will be held in the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C. from September 20–25, 2019, with the Opening Ceremony taking place on Sunday, September 22, 2019. World Sleep 2019 will be the 15th international sleep medicine and research congress hosted by World Sleep Society, founded by World Association of Sleep Medicine and World Sleep Federation. “World Sleep Society is proud to partner with the Canadian Government in the dissemination of this award,” states Allan O’Bryan, Executive Director of World Sleep Society.
Nominations were peer-reviewed by a joint Award Selection Committee against the evaluation criteria of 1) the impact of the nominee’s research on sleep sciences that contributed significantly to the advancement of sleep sciences both in Canada and internationally over the last ten years, 2) the relevance and impact of the nominee’s research in a clinical setting, and 3) a demonstrated strength and reputation in the field of sleep sciences in Canada and internationally. Dr. Morin’s background and research is primarily in clinical and cognitive neuroscience, specifically including sleep disorders, insomnia, psychiatric comorbidity, cognitive functioning, clinical trials and epidemiology. After excelling in each criteria section, Dr. Morin was selected to receive the Distinguished Lecturer Award in Sleep Sciences. The award includes an honorarium, in addition to the coverage of all expenses, for the recipient to attend World Sleep 2019 and to deliver a keynote lecture.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” states Dr. Morin. “It is with great pride that I accept it on behalf of my entire research team at Laval University in Quebec City. I am very grateful to the CIHR-ICRH for the establishment of this new distinguished sleep scientist award, which is a formal recognition of the critical role that sleep medicine/sleep research play in promoting global health.”
About World Sleep Society
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World Sleep 2019 is organized by World Sleep Society, founded by World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and World Sleep Federation (WSF), an international association whose mission is to advance sleep health worldwide. World Sleep Society also hosts the global, annual awareness event, World Sleep Day. Follow the excitement on Twitter @_WorldSleep and facebook.com/WASMF.
About Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health
As Canada’s health research investment agency, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) collaborates with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system. The Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) supports research into the causes, mechanisms, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation for a wide range of conditions associated with the heart, lung, brain (stroke), blood, blood vessels, critical and intensive care, and sleep. The ICRH vision is to achieve international leadership by fostering an environment of openness, excitement, energy, commitment and excellence in highly ethical, partnered initiatives focused on research, research training, and research translation for the circulatory and respiratory sciences and for the betterment of the health of Canadians.