10th World Congress on Sleep Apnea, Sleep Respiratory Disorders and Snoring Roma, Italy August 27-September 1, 2012
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Dear Collegues and Friends, I am honored to invite you to the next Congress on Sleep Apnea that the responsible Scientists in charge in the International Scientific Committee, advised by Christian Guilleminault, have decided to give us in Roma, Italy, on 2012. Developing studies about sleep apnea showed that this pathology is responsible for a wide range of serious clinical consequencies either in adults than in children, involving a large number of medical and surgical Specialties. The Congress on Sleep Apnea, held every three years, has the task to collect the most recent opinions and results on these various aspects. It is, therefore, our duty to call in the Congress the most prominent Scientists to offer their experience to the Participants. Together with the efforts of maintaining a so high tradition we must warrant the high scientific quality together with the social opportunities offered by our country on natural, artistic and recreational fields. We will not miss the occasion of the forthcoming tenth World Congress to spread the knowledge of sleep apnea within those populations that are still underrepresented among us and that instead, traditionally look to Italy and to the Mediterranean area with wide scientific interest like African and East Europeans. For doctors coming from these nations and other developing countries we will reserve particular lower conditions of subscription and prizes for original presentations. Italy stands at the center of the western civilization area and we think that this tradition will bring a large audience of scientists from all over the world and particularly from Europe, North America and from the Latin American countries. Everybody knows that Italy is the garden of Europe with blue skies and sunny warm days, the highest mountains in Europe, erupting volcanoes, alpine lakes and beaches on 4 surrounding seas. I do not need to add much on natural beauties. In every field we have famous protagonists. So we are proud to remember an important precursor in the field of Sleep Apnea studies, prof. Elio Lugaresi, who on 1968 published on an Italian Journal “The disorder of sleep and respiration in the Pickwick syndrome” and in 1980 the famous study on the population of the state of San Marino about “Some epidemiological data on snoring and cardio-circulatory disturbances”. Roma will host the Tenth Congress organized by me and by prof. Oliviero Bruni under the auspices of the Italian Society of Sleep Medicine and many other scientific societies involved. Roma is a small city compared to Seoul and other previous World Congress sites. We are only two millions but we have 14 Top Museums, 200 Relevant Churches, 3 Major Basilicas, 1 Pyramid, 12 Egyptian Obelisks, 2 Celebrative Roman Columns, 4 Triumph Arches, 2 Roman Thermal Bath Complexes, 19 Artistic Bridges and 1 Island on the Tiber river, 38 Baroque Fountains and of course the Roman Forum and the Vatican City. This wide variety of classical attractions together with more modern Via Condotti fashion shops and Cinecittà "our cinema Mecca" will cover all the cultural needs of the participants and their accompanying persons. The end of August is a magical period for Roma, the streets are free from heavy car traffic as schools are closed, the time is warm but not hot, no rain, long days, people is coming back to work after the summer. In the hotels you will have all the comforts and the attentions at a price reduced at half the ordinary price as it is still considered a low season period. In the Congress facilities a full air conditioned environment is available. Come with your family and your children! You could ever taking warm baths on the sandy seashores of Ostia! We are sure that the unique mix of classical antiquities, the modern stylish Italian way of life and the traditional hospitality and popular humor of Roman people would make your stay unforgettable. Welcome to Roma in 2012 !!!! Mario Fabiani Professor of Otolaryngology, Audiology and Phoniatrics Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
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