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Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts

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Overview
Late-breaking abstract are now being accepted for SLEEP 2018. Late-breaking abstracts should include high quality emerging data found between December 2017 and March 2018. Abstracts may be submitted from Monday, February 12 through Monday, March 12, 2018. Up to four late-breaking abstracts will be selected by a peer-review process to be completed by the APSS Program Committee for oral presentation at SLEEP 2018 on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 12:45pm – 1:45pm. Presentations will be selected based on outstanding scientific quality and innovation for a 10-minute lecture with an additional 5 minutes for questions.

Guidelines
To submit a late-breaking abstract of your investigative work, carefully review the following submission guidelines. Case reports and literary reviews are not considered abstracts and should not be submitted. Data that has previously been presented elsewhere may be submitted; however, you are required to write an original abstract that fulfills the accepted criteria for copyright purposes.

Abstracts may not exceed 350 words. Included in the word count are the following: introduction, methods, results, conclusion and support (if any). The section headings (introduction, methods, results and conclusion) may not be substituted with different terms and must appear in the submitted abstract. References, tables, figures or any other graphics are not permitted. Brand names may not be used in abstract titles and are limited to one reference within the abstract body. An individual may be first author on a maximum of two late-breaking abstracts.

In order for a proposal to be accepted, the work must be high-quality, emerging data found between December 2017 and March 2018. Abstracts will not be accepted for presentation if they fail to reflect acceptable scientific methodology, if the data or statistical analyses do not justify the conclusions, if they lack sufficient scientific or clinical merit, or if no data are included.

Submission Information
Late-breaking abstract submission will open Monday, February 12, 2018 , and will close Monday, March 12, 2018. The deadline will not be extended under any circumstances. Revisions and/or proofing are not permitted after the submission of the abstract. Review your work for accuracy; abstracts will be printed exactly as submitted.

General Guidelines for Submitting a Late-breaking Abstract for SLEEP 2018, the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC:
  1. Abstracts must be emerging data found between December 2017 and March 2018.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted electronically as an attached Microsoft Word document to the APSS Meeting Department at presentations@sleepmeeting.org. .
  3. The abstract agreement release form and payment form must be submitted electronically with the abstract to the APSS Meeting Department at presentations@sleepmeeting.org. .
  4. Abstracts must conform to the following outline:
    1. Title
    2. Authors and Institutions
    3. Introduction
    4. Methods
    5. Results
    6. Conclusion
    7. Support (if any)
  5. The abstract body (introduction, methods, results, and conclusion) is limited to 350 words.
  6. Brand names may not be used in abstract titles and are limited to one reference within the body.
  7. Total authors are limited to fifteen per abstract.
  8. References, tables, figures or any other graphics are not permitted.
The APSS will only acknowledge completed submissions containing:
  1. The abstract as an attached Microsoft Word document;
  2. The completed abstract agreement release form; and
  3. The payment form for the nonrefundable abstract review fee of $50.00 per submission.

The contact author will be sent a confirmation receipt via email within three business days of sending in all completed work; this receipt must be saved in order to maintain proof of submission.

Acceptance Details
Notice for acceptance will be sent to the contact author in late April 2018. Submission of an abstract constitutes the commitment of at least one author to present the abstract as accepted. Expenses associated with the preparation, submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the author/presenter. Each speaker will be required to upload his/her presentation(s) to the central server in the Speaker Ready Room. Further audiovisual information and instructions will be provided in advance of SLEEP 2018. The accepted abstracts will not be printed in the SLEEP supplement. A copy of the accepted abstracts will be printed in the SLEEP 2018 Final Program.