Brazil 2012: BRAZILIAN SLEEP FOUNDATION

Every year the Brazilian Sleep Foundation (FUNDASONO- FUNDAÇÃO NACIONAL DOSONO) has been carrying out awareness activities during the World Sleep Day. The first time we decided to talk about the World Sleep Day was 4 years ago. If you go to the Youtube, and research for FUNDASONO, you will see some videos we have been doing every year since 2008. Interestingly, we decided to commemorate at the same time the World Association of Sleep Medicine did. We have been working with the help of some of the sleep medicine experts in Brazil, from the south (as Dr. Rizzo), São Paulo (Dr. Rubens Reimão and his research group), the State of Mato Grasso do Sul (Dr. José Carlos Rosa Pires) as well as other parts of Brazil. We are very happy to tell you that this year will be having a Symposium in Poços de Caldas, MG, on 23rd of March, when we will also be commemorating our National Sleep Week (16-23 March, 2012). We, from the Brazilian Sleep Foundation, would be very happy to contribute with the World Association of Sleep Medicine.

Our events will include:

Dr. Rubens Reimão will be helding activities in University of São Paulo and talking with the press.

Dr. Geraldo Rizzo will be receiving the press to talk about the importance of the respiration and the sleep and how subtle is its function,

Dr. Maurício Viotti and I will give talks in University of Minas Gerais.

Dr. Valladares Neto will also be giving classes in the University of Minas Gerais, the State
Universiy of Minas Gerais, the Federation of the Industries of the State of Minas Gerais (this last one open the the public).