Media Press Releases - The Irish Sleep Apnoea Trust (ISAT)
Media and Press releases by the Irish Sleep Apnoea Trust.
The Irish Sleep Apnoea Trust (ISAT) is a non-political, non-profit
making voluntary patient support group for sufferers of Sleep Apnoea
(and their families).
was founded by the ERS (http://www.ersnet.org) in
2000 with the aim of bringing together patients, the public and
respiratory professionals to positively influence lung health.
ELF is registered as a charity in the UK, based in Sheffield,
with an advocacy office in Brussels and works closely with the
ERS office in Lausanne. ELF works with over 150 European Lung
Health Charities, with the common goal of improving lung health.
Due to the close links with ERS, ELF is also subject to Swiss
Dan will officially become 'Chair' during the ERS International
Congress (6th-10th September 2014) which will take place in
Munich.The ERS Congress is the largest Respiratory Congress in
the world, attracting over 20,000 delegates. During the
intervening period, Dan will 'shadow'; the current Chair, Monica
Fletcher OBE, and he will be referred to as the 'Chair Elect'.
As Chair of ELF, Dan will sit on the Executive Committee of the
ERS (also Advocacy and Finance Committees), which puts him at
the heart of the future development of Respiratory Medicine in
Dan has represented ISAT on the ELF Patient Advisory Committee
over the past four years and serves on the Steering Committee of
the European Patient Ambassador Programme (http://www.epaponline.eu/).
Two years ago he was elected by PAC to represent them on the ELF
Council, for a three year term. Along with these roles he is
Deputy Chair of La Federation Sleep Apnea Europe, who are based
In September 2013, Dan became the first 'patient' to
co-chair a Symposium at the ERS International Congress held in
Barcelona and will become the first 'patient' to speak to The
ERS School (on NIV/CPAP patient perspective) in Munich.
This appointment is a very positive development for both Dan and
ISAT, placing us in a position to positively influence
developments in Sleep Disordered Breathing throughout Europe,
particularly in the areas of better treatment device comfort and
improvement in paediatric respiratory services. Dan will
continue to act as ISAT Secretary.
Dan's public engagements begin
in Paris, where he will speak about The European Patient
Ambassador Programme at The
Annual European Congress of Rheumatology
EULAR 2014 on 14th June next.
We wish Dan every success.
BBC One Programme on Sleep Disorders - Goodnight Britain!
- Episode 1
28 November 2012
- Episode 2
29 November 2012
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Commercial drivers could be understating sleep apnoea symptoms for fear
of losing their licence!
Vienna, Austria: People who drive commercial
vehicles, such as buses, taxis, trucks and aeroplanes, could be
incorrectly reporting their symptoms of sleep apnoea due to their fears
of endangering their employment, according to a new study.
The research was presented 1 September 2012 at the European Respiratory
Society’s Annual Congress in Vienna.