COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS BY THE GOVERNING COUNCIL
Committee chairs and co-chairs have the ability to appoint members to the committee with review by the Governing Council. Chairs and co-chairs are selected by the president and approved by the Governing Council.
Chair: Claudia Trenkwalder
Committee Members: Lamia Afifi, Richard Allen, Charles Atwood, Sudhansu Chokroverty, Antonio Culebras, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Christian Guilleminault, Max Hirshkowitz, Birgit Hogl, Alex Iranzo, Sharon Keenan, Suresh Kumar, Charles Morin, Liborio Parrino, Markku Partinen, Dalva Poyares, Javier Puertas, Carlos Schenck, Nana Tachibana, Robert Thomas, Sergio Tufik, Karen Waters
1. Executive Committee:
President: Richard Allen
President-elect: Luigi Ferini-Strambi
Secretary: Max Hirshkowitz
Treasurer: Thomas Penzel
Past-President: Claudia Trenkwalder
Purpose: The Executive Committee provides strategic direction and operational oversight for the World Association of Sleep Medicine.
Meetings: Every other month (odd months) on 4th Tuesday at 6pm German time (Noon U.S. Eastern)
Current projects or previous discussions: 2015 Congress in Korea
2. Korea 2015 Committee:
Co-Chair: Richard Allen
Co-Chair: Javier Puertas
Co-Chair: Diego Garcia-Borreguero
Committee Members: Christian Guilleminault, Claudia Trenkwalder
Meetings: Every other Monday at 9pm German time (3pm U.S. Eastern)
3. World Sleep Day ® Committee:
Co-Chair: Antonio Culebras
Co-Chair: Liborio Parrino
Committee Members: Richard Allen (USA), Oliviero Bruni (Italy), Teresa Canet (Spain), Sudhansu Chokroverty (USA), Wang Fang (China), Christian Guilleminault (USA), Max Hirshiwitz (USA), Jun Kohyama (Japan), Suresh Kumar (India), Jodi Mindell (USA), Garima Shukla (India), Robert Thomas (USA), Claudia Trenkwalder (Germany), J. Catesby Ware (USA), Phyllis Zee (USA)
Purpose: World Sleep Day® is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, and social aspects.
Current projects or previous discussions: World Sleep Day 2014
4. Education Committee:
Chair: Max Hirshkowitz
Co-Chair: Birgit Hogl, Sharon Keenan
Purpose: To provide an overview of educational projects to support by WASM. Main function is to provide review of the program and courses of the world congress. In addition, the committee will help other educational functions and assist other committees in educational content and matters.
Current projects or previous discussions: 2013 Congress in Valencia and 2011 in Quebec.
5. Bylaws Committee:
Chair: Christian Guilleminault
Purpose: To maintain and update WASM's bylaws as needed. The committee shall provide guidance to the Governing Council for procedural matters to ensure the bylaws are being followed.
Current projects or previous discussions: none.
6. Membership Committee:
Chair: Luigi Ferini-Strambi
Co-Chair: Claudia Trenkwalder
Purpose: To process and review applications for membership into WASM. And, the development of membership benefits for individuals and societies.
Current projects and discussions:
· Review of individual membership application process and transitioning to new membership database on website
· Society Membership application process
· Individual and Society Membership benefits
7. Scientific Affairs Committee
Co-Chair: Sonia Ancoli-Israel
Co-Chair: Kingman Strohl
Purpose: To help develop scientific programs of WASM. Responsibilities include the review of scientific content of the world congress programs. To read the proposals of symposiums and abstracts submitted to the world congress. The committee will develop scientific guidelines for research worldwide emphasizing the basic clinical aspects of sleep.
Current projects or previous discussions: Quebec 2011 congress scientific review.
8. Nominating Committee
Chair: Sudhansu Chokroverty
Purpose: To recruit WASM officers and prepare bi-annual ballot.
Current projects or previous discussions: none
9. Awards Committee
Chair: Antonio Culebras
Co-Chair: Manvir Bhatia
Purpose: To administer and present the Elio Lugaresi Award for Sleep Medicine and Christian Guilleminault Award for Sleep research.
Current projects or previous discussions: develop guidelines and timelines to present awards at Valencia 2013 congress.
10. Publication Committee
Chair: Christian Guilleminault
Purpose: To provide WASM with an affiliated journal and liaison with Sleep Medicine
Current projects or previous discussions: WASM general information booklet