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News Article | May 16, 2017
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DARIEN, IL - May 16, 2017 - Sleep clinicians and scientists from around the world will present new research and discuss the latest developments in clinical sleep medicine and circadian science at SLEEP 2017, the 31st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), June 4-7, 2017, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. In recognition of the importance of healthy sleep and the significance of SLEEP 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker has issued an official proclamation declaring June 4-10, 2017, to be "Healthy Sleep Awareness Week." The SLEEP 2017 scientific program begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. The general session includes abstract presentations, symposia, clinical workshops and discussion groups on topics ranging from circadian rhythms and biomarkers to telemedicine and big data. Clinical sleep specialists also will discuss current practices in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. The final program is available at http://www. . The APSS is a joint venture of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society. To register for SLEEP 2017 press credentials, contact AASM Communications Coordinator Corinne Lederhouse at 630-737-9700, ext. 9366, or at clederhouse@aasmnet.org.


News Article | April 28, 2017
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DARIEN, IL - April 28, 2017 - Several of the world's leading sleep and circadian scientists were selected as recipients of the 2017 Sleep Research Society awards, which will be presented Monday, June 5, during the plenary session of SLEEP 2017, the 31st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS) in Boston. "The Sleep Research Society awards recognize individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to sleep and circadian science," said SRS President Sean P.A. Drummond, PhD. "I congratulate each of the recipients of the 2017 awards and appreciate all that they have done to help the SRS achieve its mission to advance sleep and circadian science." The 2017 SRS award recipients, who were selected by the SRS board of directors, are: Distinguished Scientist Award for significant, original and sustained scientific contributions of a basic, clinical or theoretical nature to the sleep and circadian research field, made over an entire career Dr. Kilduff directs the Center for Neuroscience at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. He is co-discoverer of the neuropeptide hypocretin (orexin), a key neurotransmitter in the maintenance of wakefulness. His group at SRI has identified a cortical interneuron population that is activated during sleep in proportion to homeostatic sleep drive, and their work also focuses on therapeutic development for insomnia and narcolepsy. As the SRS Distinguished Scientist Award recipient, Dr. Kilduff also receives the honor of presenting an invited lecture at the SLEEP 2017 annual meeting. He will present the lecture, "Identifying Novel Sleep/Wake Targets: Hypocretin/Orexin, Cortical nNOS Neurons, and TAAR1," on Tuesday, June 6, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award for novel and seminal discoveries of a basic, clinical or theoretical nature that have made a significant impact on the sleep field Dr. Rattenborg is the leader of the Avian Sleep Group at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (MPIO) in Seewiesen, Germany. His research, published in August 2016 in the journal Nature Communications, was the first to demonstrate sleep in flying birds. Using electroencephalogram recordings of great frigatebirds flying over the ocean for up to 10 days, his team found that the birds can sleep with either one hemisphere at a time or both hemispheres simultaneously. However, while in flight they sleep for a much smaller percentage of time than they do while on land, which challenges the dominant view that large daily amounts of sleep are required to maintain adaptive performance. Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award for excellence in the field of education related to sleep medicine and sleep research Dr. Espie is professor of sleep medicine in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience and a Fellow of Somerville College at the University of Oxford in England. He is research director of the Experimental and Clinical Sleep Medicine program within the Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute and clinical director of the Oxford Online Program in Sleep Medicine. More information about the SRS awards is available at http://www. . Photos are available upon request. For more information, please contact Specialty Society Coordinator Barbara Hoeft at 630-737-9700, ext. 9321, or bhoeft@srsnet.org. The Sleep Research Society (SRS) is a professional membership society that advances sleep and circadian science. The SRS provides forums for the exchange of information, establishes and maintains standards of reporting and classifies data in the field of sleep research, and collaborates with other organizations to foster scientific investigation on sleep and its disorders. The SRS also publishes the peer-reviewed, scientific journal SLEEP. Learn more at http://www. .


News Article | April 28, 2017
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DARIEN, IL - April 28, 2017 - Several leaders in the field of sleep medicine and a national transportation executive were selected as recipients of the 2017 American Academy of Sleep Medicine awards, which will be presented Monday, June 5, during the plenary session of SLEEP 2017, the 31st annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS) in Boston. "I congratulate each of the 2017 award recipients, whose dedication and commitment to excellence have made a significant impact on the field of sleep medicine in the areas of administration, academic research, public policy and education," said AASM President Dr. Ronald D. Chervin. "Their contributions to the sleep field have supported the mission of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to improve sleep health and promote high quality, patient-centered care." The 2017 AASM award recipients, who were selected by the AASM board of directors, are: Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award for dedication to the sleep field and significant contributions in the areas of administration, public relations and government affairs Dr. Dinges is a tenured professor of psychology in psychiatry, and he serves as chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology and vice chair for faculty affairs and professional development in the Department of Psychiatry at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia. His laboratory has produced an extensive body of federally funded research on the acute, chronic and cumulative adverse effects of inadequate sleep on human physiological and neurobehavioral functions. William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award for exceptional initiative and progress in the areas of sleep education and academic research Dr. Redline is the Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School and directs a Program in Sleep Medicine Epidemiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Her research focuses on understanding the risk factors and outcomes of sleep disorders across populations, the role of sleep interventions in improving health, and use of web-based resources to enable exchange and analysis of sleep data. Mark O. Hatfield Public Policy or Advocacy Award for developing public policy that positively affects the healthy sleep of all Americans Anne Ferro was named president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) in 2014 after serving five years as administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Under her leadership, FMCSA implemented key measures, such as limiting the risk of tired truck drivers behind the wheel and prohibiting commercial drivers from texting or talking on hand-held mobile devices while driving. Excellence in Education Award for outstanding contributions in the teaching of sleep medicine Dr. Silber is professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, and a past co-director of the Mayo Center for Sleep Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He served as program director of the Mayo Fellowship in Sleep Medicine for 14 years, educating 60 fellows. Dr. Silber has served as president of the AASM, president of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and chair of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Directors Council. More information about the 2017 AASM awards is available online. Photos are available upon request. For more information, please contact Communications Coordinator Corinne Lederhouse at 630-737-9700, ext. 9366, clederhouse@aasmnet.org. Established in 1975, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) improves sleep health and promotes high quality, patient-centered care through advocacy, education, strategic research, and practice standards. The AASM has a combined membership of 10,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists and other health care professionals.


IRVINE, Califórnia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) anunciou que o City International Hospital, localizado na cidade vietnamita de Ho Chi Min, é o mais novo prestador de saúde internacional a assumir um compromisso para a meta da PSMF de erradicar as mortes evitáveis até 2020. O City International Hospital se comprometeu a tomar novas medidas para evitar infecções associadas com o atendimento à saúde e aperfeiçoar a comunicação entre profissionais de saúde durante transições ocorridas no tratamento de pacientes. O City International Hospital, um hospital de cuidados terciários com múltiplas especialidades e 320 leitos, situa-se no coração do International Hi-Tech Healthcare Park em Ho Chi Minh. Esse importante centro médico do Vietnã assumiu o compromisso de evitar infecções associadas a tratamento de saúde por meio da implementação de medidas para reduzir a pneumonia associada à ventilação mecânica (PAV), com a meta de reduzir em 50% sua taxa de incidência por mil dias de ventilação em até 12 meses. “O City International Hospital possui um sólido compromisso com a segurança dos pacientes e, em outubro, criou um grupo de trabalho relacionado ao nosso compromisso com a Patient Safety Movement para lidar com a PAV e a transmissão de informações entre diferentes profissionais. Nós nos esforçamos ao máximo para prestar um excelente atendimento aos nossos pacientes, assegurando os melhores resultados clínicos possíveis e superando as expectativas das pessoas que atendemos”, declarou o Dr. Le Quoc Su, diretor executivo do City International Hospital (CIH). “Vemos com muito otimismo este trabalho com a Patient Safety Movement Foundation e sua equipe internacional, dedicada a melhorar a segurança dos pacientes e reduzir a taxa de perdas e lesões”. “Estamos muito satisfeitos por ver que o primeiro compromisso do Vietnã é proveniente do City International Hospital e também por perceber o foco geral na identificação de desafios para a segurança dos pacientes em seu hospital e na implementação da APSS mais adequada para superá-los”, comentou Joe Kiani, fundador da Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “Precisamos que importantes hospitais em todos os países deem um passo adiante e liderem esse caminho. Os sérios riscos relacionados com infecções associadas ao tratamento e comunicações inadequadas entre diferentes profissionais de saúde não são um problema isolado de um ou outro país, região ou continente. Convocamos todas as entidades médicas do mundo a assumirem um compromisso de colocar a segurança dos pacientes em primeiro lugar, implementar ao menos uma de nossas soluções acionáveis para a segurança dos pacientes e, finalmente, todas elas. Juntos, podemos realizar um enorme impacto positivo e dar um grande passo para salvar milhões de vidas a cada ano de fatalidades causadas por erros médicos”. Mais de 200 mil pessoas morrem todos os anos em hospitais dos EUA de formas que poderiam ser evitadas. A Patient Safety Movement Foundation foi estabelecida a partir do apoio da Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare com o objetivo de reduzir a zero a quantidade de mortes evitáveis até 2020 (0x2020). Aprimorar a segurança do paciente exigirá um esforço de colaboração de todas as partes interessadas, o que inclui pacientes, prestadores de cuidados de saúde, empresas de tecnologia médica, governos, empregadores e pagadores privados. A Patient Safety Movement Foundation atua com todas as partes interessadas para abordar os problemas e as soluções no campo da segurança do paciente. A fundação realiza também Cúpulas Mundiais de Segurança de Pacientes, Ciência e Tecnologia. A primeira cúpula anual ocorreu em janeiro de 2013 e reuniu algumas das melhores mentes de nosso país para a realização de debates instigantes e novas ideias para desafiar o status quo. Ao apresentar receitas específicas e de alto impacto para lidar com os desafios da segurança de pacientes, incentivar empresas de tecnologia médica a compartilhar os dados com quem adquire seus produtos e pedir que os hospitais estabeleçam compromissos para implementar soluções acionáveis em segurança de pacientes, a Fundação está trabalhando para alcançar a meta de erradicar as mortes evitáveis até 2020. Visite http://patientsafetymovement.org. O texto no idioma original deste anúncio é a versão oficial autorizada. As traduções são fornecidas apenas como uma facilidade e devem se referir ao texto no idioma original, que é a única versão do texto que tem efeito legal.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Javier Dávila Torres, along with 11 officials from Mexico announced at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s (PSMF) World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit that 25 hospitals signed a commitment to implement processes to eliminate preventable patient deaths. In addition, Mexico’s Academy of Surgery, Federation of Anesthesiologists and College of Health Quality Professionals of the West, Guadalajara and Jalisco have joined the Foundation as "Committed Partners" that share the PSMF’s mission. By signing the commitment, the hospitals commit to implementing processes, such as Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS), designed to help eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals. To date, there are 13 easy to implement APSS available for download. To view each hospital’s commitment, please visit http://patientsafetymovement.org/challenges-solutions/commitments-pledges/. “Our Patient Safety Movement began in the United States, but its vision for protecting patient lives has always been global. We are very excited to see patient safety commitments representing 33 hospitals and 3 healthcare organizations in Mexico, protecting our neighbors from preventable deaths,” said Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “Patient safety in hospitals is a global concern, and we hope all countries will join us.” “We appreciate all of the physicians, nurses and multi-disciplinary teams that have stepped forward to make a commitment to the Patient Safety Movement,” said Dr. Javier Davila, Patient Safety Movement’s Regional Chairman for Mexico and Former Medical Director of the Social Security Mexican Institute. “This is just the beginning for Mexico and we need every hospital to participate if we want to eliminate medical errors and preventable deaths.” “We are looking forward to working closely with the Patient Safety Movement. Our Institute aims to promote the comprehensive education of patient safety, and to eliminate the serious infections associated with health care,” said Dr. David Kershenobich, General Director of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition and former President of the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico. “We were pleased to see mental health as one of the challenges addressed at this year’s Summit, said Dr. María Elena Medina-Mora, General Director of the National Institute of Mental Health. “The people who suffer with mental health conditions live much of their life without access to proper care. Our mission is to try to provide them with quality of life and safety in their care. We are excited to work with the Patient Safety Movement.” “The Mexican Academy of Surgery, in conjunction with the Public Health sector of the Mexican Federal Government, will provide continuous medical education in different surgical specialties to academic organizations and Universities,” said Dr. Jesús Tapia, President of the Mexican Academy of Surgery. “It is our hope that all of our members commit to making zero preventable patient deaths by the year 2020 their safety goal.” To date, the following organizations representing 33 hospitals in Mexico have committed to one or more Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS): More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 3 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare, to reduce that number of preventable deaths to 0 by 2020 (0X2020). Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science and Technology summit. The Summit brings together some of the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, Patient Safety Movement is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020. Visit http://patientsafetymovement.org/.


Más de 200 000 personas mueren cada año en hospitales de EE. UU. de maneras que hubieran podido ser evitadas. La Patient Safety Movement Foundation se creó a través del apoyo de la Fundación Masimo para la Ética, Innovación y Competencia en Atención Médica (Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare), a fin de reducir la cantidad de muertes evitables a 0 en el año 2020 (0x2020). Mejorar la seguridad de los pacientes requerirá el esfuerzo colaborativo de todas las partes interesadas, incluso de pacientes, proveedores de salud, empresas de tecnología médica, gobierno, empleadores y pagadores privados. La Patient Safety Movement Foundation trabaja con todas las partes interesadas para tratar los problemas y las soluciones para la seguridad del paciente. La Fundación también convoca cumbres anuales de seguridad del paciente, ciencia y tecnología. La primer Cumbre anual se llevó a cabo en enero de 2013, y reunió a algunas de las mentes más brillantes de nuestra nación para desarrollar debates que llamaron a la reflexión y presentar nuevas ideas para desafiar el status quo. Al presentar soluciones para seguridad del paciente prácticas (Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, APSS), específicas de alto impacto para enfrentar los desafíos de seguridad del paciente, al alentar a las empresas de tecnología médica para que compartan los datos para quienes compran sus productos y al solicitar a los hospitales el compromiso para que implementen procesos como APSS, la Fundación está trabajando para lograr cero muertes evitables en el año 2020. Visit http://patientsafetymovement.org/.


“Recuerdo cuando el Presidente Carter me preguntó por qué no nos habíamos comprometido a las 12 APSS”, comentó Michael Sitowitz, Contralor del Parrish Medical Center. “Hice una pausa y pensé: 'Esa es una buena pregunta'. Una vez que volvimos de nuestro viaje, nos dedicamos a trabajar para completar los tres compromisos restantes. Fue un honor conocer al ex presidente y la primera dama y una experiencia única en la vida. Volvimos recargados para hacer aún más”.


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News Article | February 16, 2017
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加州爾灣--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美國商業資訊) -- Javier Dávila Torres博士與11位墨西哥官員一起,在病人安全運動基金會(Patient Safety Movement Foundation, PSMF)的世界病人安全與科技高峰會上宣佈,25家醫院已簽署承諾以落實流程,杜絕可預防的病人死亡。此外,墨西哥外科學會、麻醉師聯盟,以及西部、瓜達拉哈拉市和哈利斯科州衛生品質專業人員學會亦加入基金會成為「承諾合作夥伴」,共同承擔PSMF的使命。 簽署承諾即表示上述醫院承諾落實旨在幫助杜絕可預防之病人院內死亡的各項流程,例如可付諸行動的病人安全解決方案(APSS)。迄今為止,已有13項易於落實的APSS可供下載。欲瀏覽各家醫院的承諾,請造訪http://patientsafetymovement.org/challenges-solutions/commitments-pledges/。 病人安全運動基金會創辦人Joe Kiani表示:「病人安全運動雖然開始於美國,但其保護病人生命的願景一直都適用於全球。看到我們的鄰國墨西哥有33家醫院和3家醫療保健機構簽署


News Article | December 5, 2016
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加州爾灣--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(美國商業資訊) -- 病人安全運動基金會(PSMF)非常自豪地宣佈,佛羅里達州泰特斯維爾的Parrish醫療中心已成為首家正式承諾遵循所有12項可付諸行動之病人安全解決方案(APSS)的醫院,該方案旨在於2020年前杜絕可預防的病人死亡(0X2020)。今年上半年,Parrish醫療中心做出9項承諾,該承諾將挽救85人的生命。Parrish因其預估的「挽救生命人數」而成為PSMF年度競賽的優勝者之一,可與前總統吉米·卡特和第一夫人羅莎琳·卡特一起參加私人釣魚旅行。 今年10月,Parrish醫療中心的財務總管Michael Sitowitz與卡特總統夫婦一起參加了在北喬治亞山的私人釣魚旅行。還有4位對基金會的國內外擴張有重大貢獻的人士也參加了旅行:SafeCare Group的Yisrael Safeek博士;基金會亞洲地區網路共同主席Robert Kamei博士和Michelle Thai博士;以及墨西哥地區網路主席Javier Davila博士。Parrish醫療中心將於2017年2月3–4日在加州Dana Point的萬豪拉古娜崖


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News Article | February 17, 2017
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米カリフォルニア州アーバイン--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 患者安全運動財団(PSMF)の世界患者安全・科学・技術サミットにて、Dr. Javier Dávila Torresはメキシコ当局者11人と共に、予防可能な患者死亡を根絶するプロセス導入のための誓約書に25軒の病院が署名したと発表しました。また、メキシコの外科学会、麻酔科医協会、西部地域医療品質専門家協会(ハリスコ州グアダラハラ)が、PSMFの使命を共有する「誓約パートナー」として当財団に加わりました。 各病院は誓約書に署名することで、予防可能な死亡を病院で根絶する上で役立つように作った「実施可能な患者安全ソリューション」(APSS)などのプロセスを導入することを誓約します。現在、導入・実施が容易なAPSSは13項目に上り、ダウンロード可能となっています。各病院の誓約内容は、http://patientsafetymovement.org/challenges-solutions/commitments-pledges/から確認できます。 患者安全運動財団創設者のジョー・キアニは、次のように述

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