Welcome, Presenters

Abstract Submissions

Researchers and young investigators are invited to submit their latest findings for SLEEP 2015, the 29th 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. 

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 scheduled on Sunday, June 7 through Wednesday, June 10 and involve a 10-minute presentation 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. 

Poster Presentations

Each abstract will be assigned a location and time slot for the poster to be displayed for one day on Monday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 10. The presenting author of the poster abstract will be assigned a time slot during which he/she is expected to be physically present at the poster display to answer questions. Selection of a poster presentation at the time of submission indicates that you are only interested in presenting your work in this format. The Program Committee will not designate any abstract submitted for poster presentation as an oral presentation.

Poster Criteria

Posters should be clear and organized for viewing posters, measuring no larger than 4’ x 4’. While planning your poster presentation, please remember the following guidelines:
  • Logos promoting commercial companies are prohibited. Institutional logos are permitted but should be kept to a minimum. 
  • Posters may include tables and graphs. 
  • Use of laptops during poster presentations is prohibited. 
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring that they have received permission to include any copyrighted information in their posters.
  • Photography in the poster hall is prohibited. 
  • The APSS will provide pushpins. Tape, glue and/or staples are prohibited. 

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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