Submit Abstracts to World Sleep 2023


Submit Abstract

Submit an abstract to World Sleep 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Please review the submission requirements and other information below, and if you have any questions about scientific presentations at World Sleep, contact the World Sleep Society administrative office at [email protected].

Abstract Dates

  • Abstract submission opens: January 1, 2023
  • Early abstract deadline: February 28, 2023
  • Oral and poster abstract submission closes: June 30, 2023
  • Late-breaking poster abstract submission deadline: August 15, 2023

Early abstract acceptance: Submit your abstract by February 28, 2023 to be in the first round of review, which will take place in early March. Accepted oral and poster abstracts will receive a formal letter of acceptance soon after the review. The primary purpose of this early review is to better facilitate travel for our presenters who require visas or other institutional permissions/reimbursements.

Abstract Submission

Abstract presentations are split into two formats: oral abstracts and poster abstracts.

Oral abstracts are 13-minute oral presentations, plus a limited question-and-answer time. Once accepted, oral abstracts are organized into sessions by theme (e.g. insomnia and treatment, sleep health across the lifespan, circadian misalignment and risk for cardiometabolic disease and performance). Slots for oral abstract presentations are more limited, making acceptance more competitive.

Poster abstracts are organized into 45-minute sessions during which the presenter must be present with their poster to discuss the work with attendees. Posters can be presented at almost any stage of research and provide an excellent opportunity for authors to discuss their methods and findings with other professionals.

All abstracts are published in a supplemental issue of Sleep Medicine, the official journal of World Sleep Society. The FAQ for abstract submission for World Sleep 2022 is still available and will remain mostly unchanged for World Sleep 2023 in Rio.

Abstract FAQs

Have a question about abstract presentations at World Sleep? See our Abstract FAQ page.