Delegate: FRANKLIN ESCOBAR CÓRDOBA
Affiliations: Fundación Sueño Vigilia Colombiana IPS
Short Bio: Is a private non-profit organization that was established in 2001, and, at that time, its main economic activity was based on dissemination and education activities on sleep disorders carried out mainly by general practitioners and specialists throughout the country.
In 2008, Fundación Sueño Vigilia Colombiana IPS established its first sleep center, which at the time of its creation had 2 beds specifically designed for performing polysomnographies, as well as a specialized outpatient consultation service led by Dr. Franklin Escobar, a psychiatrist and sleep disorders specialist. Also, in 2008, the Foundation entered into its first contracts with several health insurance companies to perform the clinical evaluation and diagnosis of the most frequent sleep disorders, and over 10 consecutive years, Fundación Sueño Vigilia Colombiana IPS has continued to do so, which has made possible the recognition of its management and the successful consolidation of its corporate image in the sleep medicine industry.
Currently, Fundación Sueño Vigilia Colombiana IPS has three service provision facilities strategically located in Bogotá that comply with all the hygiene and health requirements established by the Ministry of Health of Bogotá. The first established facility is located in the Teusaquillo District; the second, in the north part of the city, near the El Bosque Clinic, and the third, in the Country neighborhood. In all three of them outpatient care is provided to people with snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness disorders, and the following specialized tests are offered: polysomnography with CPAP titration for adult and pediatric population, basal polysomnography with oxygen titration, overnight respiratory polygraphy, multiple sleep latency test, capnography, among others.
Likewise, Fundación Sueño Vigilia Colombiana IPS has a C-PAP equipment adaptation program made up of a large group of patients who are regularly monitored to achieve a successful treatment and help them improve their quality of life.
Activity: In order to celebrate the World Sleep Day, a free entrance conference for patients with sleep disorders was held in a prestigious clinic of Bogotá. In total, 126 people attended the conference. This year, the emphasis of the congress was made on explaining to the attendees the relationship between sleeping well and healthy aging. There were several presentations, hosted by a total of four speakers, on healthy sleep habits, sleep and neuropsychology, the treatment of myofunctional orofacial disorders, the handling and maintenance of the masks and equipment used in the treatment of sleep apnea. At the end of the event, attendees were provided the opportunity to ask questions to our scientific director, as well as to the speakers.
Location: Calle 134 No. 17-71, Bogotá, Colombia.
Date of Activity: 5/04/2019
Submitted By: Ana Maria Cubillos Sarmiento