Delegate: Prof. Sona Nevsimalova, MD, DSC
Affiliations: Department of Neurology, Charles University, Katerinska 39, 128 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic
Press release conference devoted to World Sleep Day 2016 connected with several discussion in radio, TV and magazines.
The main topics of the conference were
(1) Sleep and civilization diseases (S.Nevsimalova)
(2) Narcolepsy update (K.Sonka)
(3) The most frequent diseases in children (I.Prihodova)
The conference was held under the auspices of the Dean of the 1.st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University (prof. Aleksi Sedo), and the Director of the General University Hospital (Jan Briza, MD)
Location: Prague, General University Hospital, Academic Club
Date: March 3, 2016
Submitted by: Sona Nevsimalova
Professor Sona Nevsimalova has devoted the greatest part of her life to sleep medicine. She has published over 200 scientific papers, 5 monographs and 30 monographic chapters. Her main interest is focused on narcolepsy and childhood sleep disorders. She received many scientific awards (including one from the American Academy of Neurology) and honorary prizes for her research. At present, she is the Vice-President of the Czech Sleep Society, and President of the Czech Society of Child Neurology. She has organized several International Congresses, and participated in the Scientific Committees of the ESRS and WASM. The main organizing effort is now focused on the World Sleep 2017 to be held in Prague.