THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE
2023 NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE
CANADIAN SLEEP SOCIETY
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE
2023 NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE
CANADIAN SLEEP SOCIETY
CSS PRESIDENT AND CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR
On behalf of the Canadian Sleep Society (CSS), and the Executive board of the society, thank you for participating in the 11th Congress of the CSS! We are excited we got to meet in person for the first time in several years as we gathered at the beautiful Westin Ottawa. As always, our scientific conference shared scientific discoveries, networked with colleagues, and, of course, learned about the latest innovations in sleep research and sleep medicine.
CSS is leading the discussion about sleep health in Canada with the public Sleep On It campaign so although we are an apolitical body, advocating for healthy sleep for all Canadians is essential to our mission. We salute the growth of all our people, from trainees to scientists, researchers, physicians, technologists, pharmacists, dentists and all fields of sleep research and sleep medicine you have chosen to exercise/practice.
As we planned our 2023 in-person conference, please acknowledge and thank many people who worked hard to make this conference a success. There were dozens of volunteers on the various working committees who devoted their time and efforts to make this event a success. The Chairs of these committees deserve a special recognition for their leadership. As Chair of the Scientific Program Committee and our Vice President of Research, Dr Thanh DANG-VU brought us a high-quality and energic program and his team of reviewers selected the best of many submissions for symposia, oral presentations, and abstracts. The contributions of our keynote speakers and distinguished honourees were world class.
Our Technologist representatives (Santixay and Elyse), Student representatives (Nic and Sara), and Dental CME representatives (Fernanda and Nelly) created dynamic programs designed for their communities. The CME Family Physician program (led by Reshma and Birgit), Pharmacists program (led by Marie) and the CBT-I workshops/courses (led by Judith, Colleen and Annie) rounded out the remaining programs. We had many experts from our CSS membership shared knowledge and built informative programs to fulfil the CSS education mission.
Whether this was your first time attending a Canadian Sleep Society conference, or you if are a faithful member of the CSS who has been part of them all, the 2023 program included new and leading-edge knowledge of sleep while you met new colleagues who share your interests. For sponsors and industry partners who joined us, your contributions enabled this conference to take place and add significantly to the spirit of discovery and innovation that marks this Canadian Sleep Society meeting. So, mark the dates in your calendar for April 4-6, 2025 and let’s get back together again with all the learning and fun we can possibly have in the days we are together.
Célyne Bastien, PhD
President, Canadian Sleep Society
2023 CHAIR OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
On behalf of the CSS and the Scientific Program Committee, I would like to thank you for participating in the 2023 Canadian Sleep Society Conference. We were thrilled to be back in person and we had an exciting program that featured a broad range of topics within sleep research and sleep medicine. From new key discoveries in basic sleep science to clinical research for the treatment of sleep disorders, experts shared their knowledge from many perspectives.
Our Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Lecturer presentations opened and closed the conference. Their knowledge of sleep disorders brought excellence to the program that also featured six (6) keynote speakers, thirteen (13) scientific symposia, four (4) oral sessions and two (2) lunchtime poster sessions. All our keynote speakers are renowned experts in their field and they provided the latest perspectives on current developments and practice in sleep science and sleep medicine. Our scientific symposia cover a broad range of topics ranging from basic science to advanced research. Presentation of original scientific research in both poster and oral formats will enable trainees and researchers to interact with the broader scientific sleep community.
I would like to again thank the members of the Scientific Program and other Committees for their contribution to this program. I hope you agree that the scientific program was informative and stimulating, that it addressed the needs of the multidisciplinary sleep community in Canada and beyond, and advanced the clinical, educational and research objectives of the CSS. Save the dates April 4-6, 2025 when we will meet again in lovely downtown Montreal. We hope you plan to join us.
Sincerely | Sincèrement,
Thanh Dang-Vu, MD PhD
Vice-President (Research), Canadian Sleep Society
It takes a large team of volunteers to deliver an excellent program accompanied by an excellent experience at the conference. Thank you to all who volunteered time to help us with the 2023 National Conference of the Canadian Sleep Society.
Thanh DANG-VU, MD PhD FAASM; Professor, Neurologist; Director, Sleep, Cognition & Neuroimaging Laboratory (SCNLab); Vice-President (Research), Canadian Sleep Society; Concordia University Research Chair in Sleep, Neuroimaging and Cognitive Health (Tier 1), Ctr for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology & PERFORM Ctr, Dpt of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Concordia University, Montreal, Qc; Associate Director for Clinical Research, Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’île-de-Montréal, Montreal. Qc
Mark I. Boulos, BSc MD FRCPC CSCN(EEG) MSc; Staff Neurologist (Sleep & Stroke), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Célyne Bastien, PhD; School of Psychology, Université Laval, Québec (Québec); Director of Graduate Programs, School of Psychology; President Canadian Sleep Society; Partner of the National campaign on sleep ‘Sleep on it Canada’
Nelly Huynh; Professeure agrégée, Faculté de médecine dentaire - Département de santé buccale, University of Montreal
James McFarlane, BSc, MSc, PhD, FAASM; Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Penny Corkum, PhD; Professor & Psychologist, Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
Rebecca Robillard; Director, Clinical Sleep Research, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research; Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, School of Psychology
Tetyana Kendzerska, MD PhD; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Associate Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Marta Kaminska, MD; Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine, McGill University Health Centre
Guido Simonelli, MD; Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Montréal, Research Scientist at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine at the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
Élyse Chevrier; Medical Electrophysiology Technologist, Sleep Disorders Clinic at Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital
Reshma Amin, MD, FRCPC, MSc; Director of Sleep Medicine and Long-term Ventilation; Staff Respirologist, Division of Respiratory Medicine; Program Director, Sleep and Long-term Ventilation Fellowship Training Programs; Senior Associate Scientist; Associate Professor, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children
Birgit Frauscher, MD; Associate Professor, McGill University; Director, ANPHY Lab, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital; Group Leader, Epilepsy, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Thanh DANG-VU, MD PhD FAASM
Fernanda Almeida, MD; University of British Columbia
Nelly Huynh, Professor; Assistant Professor under grant, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral Health Department, University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center; Coordinator, Orthodontic Axis for the GramDENT (Clinical Research), Faculty of Dentistry, University of Montreal
Santixay Homsombath, BSc, RPSGT, RST, CCSH; Laboratory Director, Centre for Sleep and Human Performance Calgary, Alberta
Laree Fordyce, Maple Respiratory Group (MRG)
Rebecca Robillard, PhD, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research
Tetyana Kendzerska, MD PhD, University of Ottawa; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Célyne H. Bastien, PhD, Laval Université
Florence Lambert-Beaudet, CSS Admin/Strategic Meeting Designs
Laura Ray, Sleep Well
Nicholas Vandenberg, PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa
Stuart Fogel, PhD, University of Ottawa
Sara Pintwala, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Nicholas van den Berg, PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa
Samuel Gillman, PhD Candidate, Concordia University
Tanya Leduc, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal
Matt Orr, PhD, Dalhousie University
Meggan Porteous, PsyD Student, University of Ottawa
Liza Perez; Communications Officer, Canadian Sleep Society
Marie Auclair, B.Pharm, M.Sc, BCPP (Board Certified Psychiatry Pharmacist) ; Assistant to the head of the pharmacy department, centralized pharmacy, CHSLD urbains and Pierre-Janet Hospital; Professional Services and Clinical Relevance Directorate, Integrated Health Centre and Social Services of the Outaouais
Judith R. Davidson, Ph.D., C. Psych ; Clinical and Health Psychologist Somnologist (ESRS): Behavioural Sleep Medicine & Adjunct Professor, Queen's University
Annie Vallières, M.Ps., PhD ; Full Professor, School of Psychology, Université Laval; Head of the Sleep Unit, CEP, Laboratoire psycho socio culturel du sommeil, Centre de recherche CERVO; Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec- Université Laval
Colleen Carney, Ph.D.; Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly Ryerson University)
Célyne Bastien, PhD, Laval University
Marina Vetrovec, Strategic Meeting Designs
Valerie Viau, Consultant