World Sleep 2019

World Sleep 2019 will facilitate an international discussion forum and collaboration among sleep societies and sleep professionals.


ROCHESTER, MN – April 28, 2017— World Sleep Society (founded by World Association of Sleep Medicine and World Sleep Federation) has collaborated with the Canadian Sleep Society to host World Sleep 2019. The venue selected for the congress on sleep medicine from September 20-25, 2019 is the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada. Located on British Columbia’s waterfront with mountain views, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers convenient access to downtown visitor amenities.

World Sleep 2019 offers a worldwide forum inviting sleep professionals to advance current medical and scientific thinking, discover ways to improve sleep health and encourage the prevention and treatment of sleep disorders. Participants can plan to submit their latest scientific findings in 2018. World Sleep Society will begin collecting scientific symposia submissions September 1, 2018. Abstracts for World Sleep 2019 will be collected as of December 1, 2018.

“The study of sleep impacts nearly every facet of health,” said Dr. Clete Kushida, President of World Sleep Society. “Our organization gathers the best and brightest minds in the field of sleep to teach, learn and network with other specialists from around the world. It is an exciting collaboration of science.”

Dr. Kimberly Cote, President of the Canadian Sleep Society, says of the joint congress, “The Canadian Sleep Society is pleased to co-host World Sleep 2019 to further support sleep research and education. A coastal city in the Province of British Columbia, Vancouver is a place of diverse landscape and culture – the perfect site to host World Sleep.”

The World Sleep 2019 congress will provide participants from around the world with unmatched opportunities to exchange scientific ideas and experiences in sleep medicine. Save the date to join us to learn about recent advances in sleep medicine including up-to-date clinical and basic research techniques. Registration information will be available in 2018. More information is available on www.worldsleepcongress.com.


About World Sleep Society
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 and the International RLS Study Group have collaborated to launch a sleep directory aiming to globally connect healthcare professionals and patients in their search for sleep experts at sleepdirectory.org. A job board has also been created for sleep medicine professionals on www.worldsleepsociety.org. Follow on Twitter @_WorldSleep and facebook.com/WASMF.

About Canadian Sleep Society
The Canadian Sleep Society has a vision; Healthy sleep for healthy Canadians. The society is a national organization committed to improving sleep for all Canadians through support for research, promotion of high quality clinical care, education of professionals and the public, and advocacy for sleep and sleep disorders medicine. Learn more at www.css-scs.ca.