Brazil 2024: 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 have decided for not limiting its actions on the “World Sleep Day” 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. It is important to mention that our successful program make significant progress over the years. For instance: in 2022 we had 207 actions (60 in-person and 147 virtual); in 2023 we had an increase to 314 activities (243 in-person and 71 virtual); and this year we got a record number of actions (386 actions including 298 face-to-face and 88 virtual). This is an 85% increase in activities in the last three years. We are not aware of other any other Medical and/or multidisciplinary Society with similar number of actions in Brazil.

In 2024, in-person and virtual activities took place.
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 2024 comprised approximately 386 activities, including Lives, Webinars and Lectures/Scientific Activities. Our metrics revealed that ~410,000 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 2024 message (“Sleep Equity for Global Health”). We are proud to reach a record number of activities as compared to the previous years!

Actions scheduled for 2024:

– 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 152,000 views;
– Lives and Webinars: transmitted via the speakers’ networks for each activity or via the platform of the institution involved.

– Custom filters (>54,800 impressions) and hashtags (#semanadosono2024 #semanadosono24) for Instagram.

Number of actions carried out in Brazil in 2024, separated by region:

– North (Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantis)
Videos “Gotas de Sono”: 03 | Lives/Webinars: 03/ Lecture/Scientific Activity :06 | Public Actions:03

– Northeast (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, and Sergipe)
Videos “Gotas de Sono”:28 | Lives/Webinars: 14 | Lecture/Scientific Activity :52| Public Actions: 58

– Midwest (Brasília, Goiás, Mato Grosso, and Mato Grosso do Sul)
Videos “Gotas de Sono”: 02| Lives/Webinars: 04 | Lecture/Scientific Activity : 05 | Public Actions: 04

– Southeast (Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo)
Videos “Gotas de Sono”: 28 | Lives/ Webinars: 42 | Lecture/Scientific Activity :75| Public Actions: 47

– South (Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul)
Videos “Gotas de Sono”: 17 | Lives/Webinars: 23 | Lecture/Scientific Activity:32 | Public Actions: 18

Location: Brazil

Date of Activity: March 11, 2024

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