Brazil 2023: Brazilian Sleep Association | Brazilian Sleep Association, Brazilian Sleep Medicine Association and Brazilian Association of Sleep Dentistry

Delegate: Brazilian Sleep Association

Affiliation: Brazilian Sleep Association, Brazilian Sleep Medicine Association and Brazilian Association of Sleep Dentistry

Short Bio: The Brazilian Sleep Association (ABS) aims to develop a myriad of multidisciplinary actions for promoting the Science of Sleep including the technical support and scientific development of its members, through the promotion of courses, weekly webinars, symposia, colloquiums and our traditional National Meeting (Congresso Brasileiro do Sono).

ABS is recognized worldwide. Our Society has a rich interaction of biologists, polysomnography technicians, physiotherapists, speech therapists, psychologists, physical educators, nutritionists, dentists and doctors. We are proud to have the Brazilian Association of Sleep Medicine (ABMS) and Brazilian Association of Sleep Dentistry (ABROS) on board for managing all aforementioned areas in a very collaborative way.

Our Society has a strong commitment to disseminate scientific knowledge. We strong believe that effective communication with the population and public policy managers are crucial for promoting a constant dialogue with society highlighting the importance of sleep education, sleep equity and wide access for treating sleep disorders. In addition, we are continuously encouraging an environment of Science development. Our indexed Journal (Sleep Science) is not only a home for the Brazilian research, but also for several groups overseas. Some Brazilian researchers are renowned in their field.

Activity: Since 2014, ABS decided for not limiting its actions in one day but in one week (called “Semana do Sono”). Thanks to the commitment of several health professionals from the 24 regional offices of our Country, we are conducting hundreds of actions directly reaching thousands of people with high scientific content about sleep using a clear and effective communication.

In 2023, we returned with face-to-face activities and maintained the options for virtual activities as well. The face-to-face activities took place in squares, shopping centers, college auditoriums, beaches and other places with a large audience. On social networks;;;; and both national and local media for reaching the population and health professionals’ attention to the importance of sleep. Particularly, we explored on the burden of several sleep disorders and comorbid conditions.

Briefly, the ABS’s schedule for the World Sleep Day 2023 comprised approximately 314 activities, including Lives, Webinars and Lectures/Scientific Activities. Our metrics revealed that 422,000 people were impacted by our activities not only in Brazil but also in some Countries in Latin America and Europe. Our program promoted a great dialogue with health professionals, researchers, educators, lay people and society discussing the importance of sleep. Several digital influencers approved by our Board (some of them with >25.000.000 followers) helped us to spread the main Word Sleep Society 2023 message (“Sleep is Essential for Health”). We are proud to reach a record number of activities as compared to the previous years!

Actions scheduled for 2023:

Videos “Gotas de Sono” (Sleep drops): Sleep drops comprised short videos (from 30 seconds to 01 minute maximum) calling the attention for a specific topic in Sleep. The videos were published on social networks reaching more than 181,000 views;
– Lives and Webinars: transmitted by the official ABS channels (Instagram for Lives and Zoom for Webinars). Population-oriented webinars has Zoom’s open broadcast on YouTube or Facebook reaching a great National attention.
– Custom filters (>104,400 impressions) and hashtags (#semanadosono2023 #semanadosono23 #sonoessencialparasaude) for Instagram.

Number of actions carried out in Brazil in 2023, separated by region:

– North (Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantis)
Videos “Gotas de Sono”: 03 | Lecture/Scientific Activity :03 | Public Actions:05

– Northeast (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, and Sergipe)
Videos “Gotas de Sono”:45 | Lives/Webinars: 20 | Lecture/Scientific Activity :50| Public Actions:38

– Midwest (Brasília, Goiás, Mato Grosso, and Mato Grosso do Sul)
Videos “Gotas de Sono”: 05| Lives/Webinars: 03 | Lecture/Scientific Activity : 07 | Public Actions: 06

– Southeast (Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo)
Videos “Gotas de Sono”: 52 | Lives/ Webinars:30 | Lecture/Scientific Activity :38| Public Actions: 36

– South (Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul)
Videos “Gotas de Sono”: 43 | Lives/Webinars: 18 | Lecture/Scientific Activity:42 | Public Actions: 18

Location: Brazil

Date of Activity: March 13th to 19th, 2023

Submitted by: Dr. Luciano Drager, president of the Brazilian Sleep Association