The International Pediatric Sleep Association has been organised to operate exclusively for scientific, and educational purposes, and more specifically:
To promote basic and applied research in all areas of sleep in infants, children and adolescents.
To promote teaching programmes on pediatric sleep, and the coordination of these programmes among the different member- societies
To hold scientific meetings
To provide information to the public about prospects and applications of pediatric sleep research
To increase the knowledge of pediatric sleep problems and their consequences
To provide a forum for the exchange of information pertaining to pediatric sleep research
To establish and maintain standards of reporting and classifying data in the field of pediatric sleep research
There are different IPSA membership categories :
- Full personal membership (fee to be decided).
- Discounted personal membership (fee to be decided), for students and for all residents in less developed countries (definition of “less developed countries” and a list can be obtained from IPSA).
- Supporter membership for Organizations which support financially the initiatives of IPSA.
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All members are entitled to discounts on congresses, meetings and courses organized by IPSA, e-news and access to the reserved areas of the WASM web site.
The Association is be composed of diverse classes of members. Current membership includes: full members, student members, associate members, Corporate members, and Honorary members.
4.1.1 Full Members are scientists who have shown a specific interest in pediatric sleep, as illustrated by their Curriculum Vitae. Full members pay annual dues set by the Board of Directors. Full members have full voting privileges.
4.1.2 Student Members are persons engaged in an academic program on pediatric sleep. Student members must be endorsed by a full or emeritus member in good standing. Student members pay lower membership dues than Full members as set by the Board of Directors. Student members do not have voting privileges.
4.1.3 Associate Members are members actively engaged in sleep research, usually as a member in the laboratory of a full member, but are not eligible for another membership class as determined by their curriculum vitae. Associate members dues will be determined by the Board of Directors. Associate members do not have voting privileges.
4.1.4 Corporate members. Corporate membership is open to organizations, including partnerships, sole proprietorships, corporations, firms, educational institutions, foundations, associations and any company legally incorporated under the laws of its respective country. Corporate membership is granted to any company upon application to the Society through the Treasurer/Secretary, to become effective upon receipt of the annual dues
4.1.5 Honorary Members are persons whom the Society specially desires to honour in consideration of exceptional service rendered by them to Pediatric Sleep research. Ordinary Members of the Society may nominate suitable candidates for consideration by the Executive Committee. Honorary members shall pay no dues. They have no voting privilege.
4.2 Procedures for Membership
Those who desire to become a member of the IPSA must submit an official application to the secretary office by regular mail or in electronic form. Click here to join