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Associate Professor Maria R Bonsignore

P.GIACCONE University hospital, Palermo (Italy)

Graduated in Medicine in 1979. Specialist in Cardiology (1982), and Respiratory Medicine (1988). ERS Young Investigator Award in 1991. 1990-2002: Researcher at the National Council of Research (CNR), Italy. Since 2002, Associate Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Palermo. 2017: National certification for Full Professor in Respiratory Medicine. Her main research fields are sleep apnea, respiratory failure and exercise. Has contributed to establish the European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA) project. In the years 2014-2017, was Head of Assembly 4 of the European Respiratory Society on Clinical Physiology, Sleep and Pulmonary Circulation. Is Chair of the joint ERS-ESRS Sleep and Breathing conference. Received the Sadoul Lecture award at the ERS Congress 2020. Chair of the ERS Task Force on obstructive sleep apnea and sleepiness at the wheel. Has published over 150 full papers (PubMed).

Gender aspects of obstructive sleep apnoea.

Event: ESC Congress 2021 - The Digital Experience

Topic: Cardiovascular Disease in Special Populations

Session: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA): what the cardiologist must know


Link between sleep-disordered breathing and hypertension.

Event: ESC Congress 2019

Topic: Sleep Disorders

Session: Sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease: two sides of the same coin?


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