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Abstract Submissions

The APSS is now accepting Late-Breaking Abstracts for SLEEP 2014 only. The deadline for regular abstract submissions was Dec. 16, 2013. Please view the Late-Breaking Abstracts page for information on how to submit your research.

Researchers and young investigators are invited to submit their latest findings for SLEEP 2014, the 28th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. More than a thousand scientific abstracts showcase new findings that contribute to the understanding of sleep and the effective diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

Why Submit an Abstract for SLEEP 2014?

  • Network with Leaders in the Sleep Field: Discuss your findings with sleep physicians and researchers from around the world. Nearly 5,000 people from 49 states and 54 countries attended last year's meeting.
  • Media Attention: Research presented at SLEEP receives extensive coverage from the news media. Numerous major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Fox News and Forbes dedicated coverage to research presented at SLEEP 2013.
  • Influence the Field: Findings from abstracts presented at SLEEP become part of a wider dialogue of physicians and researchers. 
  • Get Published: Accepted abstracts will be published in a special supplement to the journal SLEEP.
  • Social Impact: Let your research become part of the discussion on social media.

Presentation Formats

Authors will have the option of submitting their abstracts to be shared as either an oral presentation or as a poster display. 

Oral Presentations

Researchers will participate one of the scheduled sessions for oral presentations, assigned based on the category of research. Each oral presentation will be limited to 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for questions. The Program Committee reserves the right to assign abstracts that are not selected for an oral presentation to a poster presentation. Oral presentation sessions begin at 1:00 p.m. each day, from Sunday, June 1 though Wednesday, June 4.

Poster Presentations

Each abstract will be assigned a location and time slot for the poster to be displayed. The presenting author will be expected to be physically present at the poster display to answer questions.Selection of this format indicates that you are only interested in presenting your work as a poster. The Program Committee will not select any abstracts submitted as posters for oral presentation. Poster presentations are scheduled from Monday, June 2 through Wednesday, June 4.

Presentation Requirements

Abstract presentations are scheduled at the sole discretion of the APSS Program Committee. Submission of an abstract constitutes the commitment of at least one author to present the abstract as accepted, regardless of presentation type or day/time assigned. 

Expenses associated with the preparation, submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the author/presenter. Abstract presenters must register for the meeting. Instructions for registering for the meeting will be included with the notice of acceptance.


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 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 Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC as publisher of 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.
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