Help us shape SLEEP 2019 by suggesting relevant topics for discussion.
October 31, 2018: Online submissions open
EXTENDED – December 7, 2018: Deadline to submit session proposals at 12:00 PM CST
Late December 2018: Acceptance notifications for Postgraduate Courses are sent via email
February 2019: Acceptance notifications for Bench to Bedside, Clinical Workshop, Discussion Group, Symposia and Rapid-Fire Symposia sessions are sent via email
February 13, 2019: Deadline to edit session information for final program
March 1, 2019: Deadline for faculty of accepted sessions to submit biographical information and Conflict of Interest Form
May 7, 2019: Deadline for faculty of accepted Postgraduate Courses to submit presentation materials for inclusion in electronic course books
Complete the form below to access the SLEEP 2019 abstract and/or session proposal submission guide as a PDF file.
Sessions should focus on a wide variety of topics including clinical practice, basic research and other aspects of sleep medicine and sleep research.
SLEEP 2019 is looking for the following types of proposals:
Postgraduate Courses, Bench to Bedside sessions, Clinical Workshops, Discussion Groups, Symposia, Rapid-Fire Symposia
The Program Committee encourages proposals on all relevant topics, but in an effort to include sessions on certain topics, the Program Committee is requesting session proposals on the following topics. Submission of a session proposal on these topics does not guarantee acceptance.
Postgraduate Courses provide intensive information and review on a single topic through a half-day or full day session on Saturday, June 8 or Sunday, June 9, 2019.
All Postgraduate Course proposals must adhere to the following schedule:
Time Lecture Number
8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Introduction
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Lecture 1
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Lecture 2
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Refreshment Break
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Lecture 3
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Lecture 4
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Questions and Answers*
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Introduction & Recap**
1:15 PM—2:00 PM Lecture 5
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Lecture 6
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Refreshment Break
3:00 PM—3:45 PM Lecture 7
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Lecture 8
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Questions and Answers
*End of morning half-day courses
**Beginning of afternoon half-day courses
Bench to Bedside Sessions
Bench to Bedside sessions are intended to present attendees with the latest advances in translational science and clinical applications on a specific topic. Sessions will be offered beginning at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Clinical Workshops are forums for clinicians to review and discuss clinical challenges in sleep medicine within a two-hour time slot. Workshops will be scheduled beginning at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Discussion Groups are forums for a less formal presentation of a topic within a two-hour time slot. Sessions will be offered beginning at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Symposia sessions are allotted a two-hour time slot to present the latest data and ideas on topics in sleep medicine and sleep research. Symposia will be offered beginning at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
Rapid-Fire Symposia sessions should be presented by young scientists. Sessions will be offered beginning at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
All Session Proposals must be submitted online and require the information below:
Continuing education credit will be provided to all attendees of all sessions.
This activity, SLEEP 2019, has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS). The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Prior to the activity, each speaker must verbally disclose to their audience that the individual and their spouse (if applicable) have no relevant financial relationship(s) with a commercial interest OR have any relevant financial relations with a commercial interest. The following information must be submitted for each speaker/author:
Conflict of Interest disclosures for speakers in Postgraduate Courses, Bench to Bedside, Clinical Workshops, Discussion Groups, Symposia and Rapid-Fire Symposia must be provided by March 1, 2019.
Instructions for submission will be provided upon receipt of notification of acceptance.
Commercial interest(s) is defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, with the exemption of non-profit, government organizations and non-health care related companies.
Relevant financial relationship(s) is defined as relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.
The nature of the relationship(s) is defined as financial relationships in which the individual or their spouse benefits by receiving income, salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fees, honoraria, or other financial benefits. Financial benefits are typically associated with roles such as employment, consulting, investigational or contract research, speaking/teaching, membership or advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which compensation is received or expected.
Additionally, speakers cannot promote any commercial interests during their presentation. This includes, but may not be limited to, displaying logos and/or advertising in their presentations. Please keep in mind that commercial interests include educational events and materials from which an individual receives honoraria, travel reimbursement or royalties.
If a speaker does not comply with the APSS Conflict of Interest Policy, the speaker will not be permitted to participate in the program and may be banned from participating in future meetings. The APSS Program Committee will review the disclosures of financial relationships and citations to ensure compliance with the requirements stated above.
To comply with some requirements, a presentation outline may be requested from a speaker in advance of the meeting depending on their potential conflicts.
Speakers will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interest verbally during their sessions. Further information and instructions will be provided to speakers in advance of the meeting.
The following guidelines for speaker reimbursements must be adhered to when proposing a session. Session chairs are responsible for ensuring speakers are aware of these guidelines. The APSS encourages chairs to select AASM and SRS members to present at the meeting. These guidelines were created to help offset the expenses associated with nonmembers presenting at SLEEP 2019. A maximum of $2,500 is available for reimbursement expenses for a session regardless of the number of eligible speakers; no exceptions will be made. The honorarium for Postgraduate Course speakers is not included in the $2,500 available for reimbursement expenses for Postgraduate Courses. The APSS meetings department coordinates and manages all issues related to speaker reimbursements.
Note: Nonmember speakers that have participated in a session at the SLEEP meeting within the previous two (2) years are not eligible for reimbursement of expenses, except for lodging and meals. Reimbursement is non-transferrable and will only be paid to the individuals eligible for reimbursement.
By submitting a session proposal, session chairs agree to adhere to the reimbursement guidelines set forth in this document.
Questions regarding SLEEP 2019 submissions should be directed to:
Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC
Attn: Meeting Department
Phone: (630) 737-9700
Fax: (630) 737-9790