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October 31, 2018: Online submissions open December 17, 2018: Deadline for abstract submissions at 8:00 AM CST February 2019: Acceptance notifications for abstracts are sent via email
March 1, 2019: Deadline for authors of accepted oral presentations to submit conflict of interest form
March 1, 2019: Deadline to withdraw an abstract
Complete the form below to access the SLEEP 2019 abstract and/or session proposal submission guide as a PDF file.
Host a 10-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions, during an assigned time slot available beginning at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 12.
Display a poster for one day on Sunday, June 9 through Tuesday, June 11. The presenting author must be present during an assigned time slot to answer questions.
Both Oral and Poster Presentation
The presenting author will present both an oral presentation and a poster presentation, as described above, of the same work.
The Program Committee encourages abstracts on all relevant topics, but in an effort to include sessions on certain topics, the Program Committee is requesting abstracts on the following topics. Submission of an abstract on these topics does not guarantee acceptance.
Authors are required to select whether their abstract relates to Basic and Translational Sleep Science or Clinical Sleep Science and Practice when submitting their abstracts. The APSS Program Committee reserves the right to move abstracts between categories as it sees fit.
Basic and Translational Sleep Science
This category includes basic research on the fundamental aspects of sleep and circadian rhythms from animal models to humans as well as translational research on fundamental mechanisms to understand disease and discover treatments.
e.g. Phase 1 trials, studies on healthy populations, etc.
Clinical Sleep Science and Practice
This category includes a focus on clinical practice, policy, populations, or research with an immediate or direct clinical application.
e.g. Phase 2-3 trials, studies on clinical populations, etc.
Authors are required to write an original abstract that fulfills accepted criteria for copyright purposes. Accepted abstracts will be published and copyrighted in a special issue of the journal SLEEP. By submitting an abstract, all authors attest that the abstract submitted has not been previously published elsewhere and transfers, assigns, or otherwise conveys all copyright ownership, including any and all rights incidental thereto, exclusively to the Sleep Research Society as publisher of the journal SLEEP.
If an author chooses to submit information from an abstract that has previously been presented and/or published, all data must be updated, current, and rewritten in a manner that does not infringe on copyright laws. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to include any copyrighted material in their abstract presentations. All authors will be required to agree to a copyright assignment statement when submitting an abstract.
The Program Committee will give priority to research that has not been presented elsewhere or published prior to SLEEP 2019.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers the AASM Young Investigator Award. Further details about this award will be available during the submission process.
The Sleep Research Society (SRS) is pleased to offer Trainee Merit Awards that are based on abstract submissions. You can view the complete information on the SRS Website.
Continuing education credit will be provided to attendees of all oral abstracts presentations. All oral abstract presenters are required to review and adhere to the Conflict of Interest Disclosures policy listed below; authors of accepted poster presentation abstracts may disregard this information.
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.
In order to comply with the guidelines that must be followed to offer continuing education credit, all authors listed on accepted oral presentations must comply with the conflict of interest policy below. Authors of accepted poster presentations are not required to provide this information.
Conflict of Interest disclosures must be provided by March 1, 2019. Instructions for submission will be provided upon receipt of notification of acceptance. Speakers who have not completed their COI disclosure by this date may be replaced.
Conflict of Interest Policy
Prior to the activity, each speaker/author must 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:
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/author 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/authors 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/authors in advance of the meeting.
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