Late-Breaking Abstracts

Submissions must include emerging data found between December 2019 & March 2020.

Important Deadlines

February 17, 2020: Submission of late-breaking abstracts opens
March 20, 2020: Deadline to submit a late-breaking abstract
Late April 2020: Notice for acceptance sent to the contact author

Download the Submission Form

Presentation Selection

Up to four late-breaking abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at SLEEP 2020 on Monday, June 15, 2020 from 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM. Presentations will be selected based on outstanding scientific quality and innovation for a 10-minute lecture with an additional 5 minutes for questions.

The submission deadline of Friday, March 20, 2020 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.

SLEEP 2021 Hot Topics

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.

  • COVID-19 and other disasters: Impact on sleep, future of sleep medicine, and sleep research perspectives
  • Delayed sleep-wake phase disorder: adolescents and young adults
  • Diversity/inclusion, social determinants, and health disparities in sleep medicine and research
  • Precision medicine in sleep disorders
  • Quality care/measures in sleep disorders
  • Sleep and circadian biomarkers
  • Sleep and circadian interactions: from cells to networks
  • Sleep as a bio-indicator for inflammation following neurological injuries and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Sleep disturbance and drug addiction: bi-directional effects
  • Social epidemiology and sleep
  • Telemedicine: changing the paradigm of practice
  • Using sleep as an intervention to improve health outcomes
  • Value of PSG beyond the AHI

Additional Submission Information

  • Abstracts must be emerging data found between December 2019 and March 2020.
  • 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.
  • Abstract presenters must register for the meeting. Registration instructions for the meeting will be included with the notice of acceptance.
  • Case reports and literature reviews are not considered abstracts and should not be submitted.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A nonrefundable abstract review fee of $50.00 per submission must be paid at the time of submission. Review fees are non-refundable for withdrawn abstracts.

Abstracts that do not meet all of the specifications listed below will be automatically rejected:

  • An individual may be the first author on a maximum of two abstracts.
  • There can be no more than fifteen (15) authors per abstract.
  • Abstracts must conform to the following outline. Abstract sections may not be substituted with different terminology:
    • Title
    • Authors and Institutions
    • Introduction
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
    • Support (if any)
  • The abstract body (including title, introduction, methods, results, and conclusion) is limited to 300 words.
  • Brand names may not be used in abstract titles and are limited to one reference within the body.
  • References, tables, figures or any other graphics are not permitted.
  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically as an attached Microsoft Word document to the APSS Meeting Department at [email protected].
  • The Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Form (containing the abstract agreement release and payment information) must be submitted electronically with the abstract to the APSS Meeting Department at [email protected].
  • 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.
  • Notice for acceptance will be sent to the contact author in late April 2020.
  • 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 2020.
  • The accepted abstracts will not be printed in the SLEEP supplement. A copy of the accepted abstracts will be printed in the SLEEP 2020 Final Program.


Questions regarding SLEEP 2021 submissions should be directed to:
Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC
Attn: Meeting Department
Phone: (630) 737-9700
Fax: (630) 737-9790
Email: [email protected]