Delegate: Karel Šonka, MD
Affiliations: Department of neurology, First faculty of medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital
Short Bio: Dr Šonka got his training in neurology and in sleep medicine in Prague and in Montpelier. He obtained the specialisation of neurologist in 1988 (Czechoslovakia), the University diploma “Sleep and Wake” in 1992 (France) and he passed through European Sleep Research Society examination for Sleep Experts in 2012 in Paris. He defended his dissertation on sleep apnoea at Charles University in Prague in 2001 and he was appointed professor of neurology in 2004.
Dr Šonka is involved in clinical routine and research of sleep medicine for more than three decades.
Dr Šonka is currently the vice director of the Department of Neurology and head of Sleep and Wake Disorders Centre (First Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital in Prague). He is the chair of the Neuroscience Ph.D. program at Charles University in Prague.
Dr Šonka served as the president of the Czech Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Society for 11 years and as the president of the Czech Neurological Society for four years. He published more than 100 original scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals and he was editor of six book and author of 50 book chapters.
Activity: Seminar for high school students.
Topics and speakers:
Sleep and its importance in adolescence. (prof. Dr. Soňa Nevšímalová, DrSc.)
How one should and should not move in sleep. (Dr. Jiri Nepožitek, PhD.)
later practical demonstrations (actigraphy, cardiovascular sleep polygraphy, CPAP/BPAP, blue light)
Location: Department of neurology, First faculty of medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital, Katerinska 30, 12000 Prague, Czech Republic
Date of Activity: 13.3.2020
Submitted By: Karel Šonka