The California Sleep Society (CSS) has been organized for scientific and educational purposes, and to act as a voice for sleep professionals in the State of California. The CSS promotes and provides education in polysomnography and sleep medicine as well as increased public awareness of the field. The CSS encourages and assists in the advancement of scientific and technical standards of polysomnographic technology, and promotes the highest standards of training and qualifications for sleep medicine physicians and polysomnographic technologists. The CSS endeavors to protect and preserve the public trust in sleep medicine physicians and polysomnographic technologists by promoting the highest level of clinical standards for patient care and safety in order to produce the highest quality of polysomnographic data and sleep disorders treatment.
12th Annual UCLA Sleep Medicine Course – Sleep Disturbances Across the Life Cycle | January 12, 2019
As Course Chair, I am pleased to invite you to attend the 12th Annual UCLA Sleep CME Course. Health providers in all areas of medicine encounter patients who complain of disturbed sleep. The purpose of this course, the 8th in its series, is to provide clinicians with the knowledge needed to recognize and treat major sleep disorders as they present during the life cycle of the patient from infancy to childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. We hope to see you at our course in January. Read 12th Annual UCLA Sleep Medicine Course >>
Alon Avidan, MD, MPH
Director, UCLA Sleep Disorders Center
California Sleep Society supports SB 328 (Portantino). SB 328 passed by Legislature on August 31. Gov. Brown has until the end of September to decide. ACT NOW AND CONTACT GOV. BROWN!
California Sleep Society supports SB 972 (Portantino):
Pupil and Student Health: Identification Cards: Suicide Prevention Hotline Suicide rates and self-inflicted injuries is a California and nationwide problem. CSS strongly supports any measure that would provide a rapid path for children to obtain the help that is needed. Read SB 972 >>
California Sleep Society supports the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience:
CSS supports the initiative as it will raise awareness of the many factors involved in clinician burnout, including the contribution of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders to diminished well-being and reduced resilience. Learn More >>
California Sleep Society recommends the Society for Women’s Health Research, Interdisciplinary Network on Sleep 2017: Women & Sleep – A Guide for Better Health:
Late in 2017, SWHR published a wonderful guide. SWHR states that “The primary aim of this guide is to bring attention to sleep health issues in women in order to improve diagnosis, treatment, and management of sleep and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders.” This easy-to-read overview can provide the sleep professional with important information and should be shared with staff and patients alike. View Women’s Sleep Guide >>