Belgian Network Initiatives
The new BASS board has the intention to promote networking with the Belgian Sleep centers on clinical matters.
The aim is to gather as many Belgian sleep centers as possible to perform research projects of high quality, or to attract international projects in the future. Also, through a close collaboration, the influence on the organization of Sleep Medicine might increase.
The first project is the making of a registry on 'Central Sleep apnea' (CSA) in this networking initiative. CSA, quiet prevalent, can be divided in different types (CSA in heart failure, secondary to mediation, during CPAP, …). Recently, a lot of attention is devoted internationally to new treatments. This might be a good moment to follow those patients closely.