Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will abstracts be published?
A. Yes, abstracts will be published in a Sleep Medicine journal supplement.

Q. I am interested in becoming an exhibitor/sponsor. What do I need to do?
A. Download and complete the sponsor exhibitor form. Send it to World Sleep Society via email.

Q. I am interested in holding an affiliate meeting during World Sleep 2017. What do I need to do?
A. Download complete the Affiliate Meeting Request Form. Send it to World Sleep Society via email.

Q. Are encore Abstract submissions allowed?
A. Yes, you may submit an abstract that has been previously presented.

Q. What if I need to cancel my registration?
A. Full and partial refunds are available for cancellations. View our cancellation policy.

Q. Do you have a PPT file that I can use to promote World Sleep 2019 when presenting at other meetings?
A. Yes. Download the PPT file and use as needed.

Q. Do you offer honoraria or reimbursement for congress speakers?
A. You must meet eligibility requirements. Read World Sleep Society’s Honoraria and Reimbursement Policy.

Q. Can industry submit a symposium to World Sleep?
A. Yes, the conference is open to industry manufacturers. There are 3 different ways for industry to have an accepted symposium presentation (90 minute multiple speaker scientific session) at World Sleep.

  1. A symposium can be submitted through our open invitation call for symposia. The submission deadline is December 1, 2018 and is very competitive, with 30-40% acceptance rate. We typically do not score industry-related symposium high, however, strong industry-related symposium have made the acceptance cut in past meetings.
  2. Industry can apply for a satellite symposium presentation slot on Monday or Tuesday. These are paid (US$20,000 starting point) time slots allocated for industry that do not compete with other scientific content. The company or industry is responsible for producing and creating the content, with World Sleep helping with promoting the content to attendees.
  3. Company can provide an unrestricted educational grant (US$20,000) to support the scientific congress. We would work with the industry partner to know learning objectives to be included in the congress. The Program Committee (not the industry sponsor) would develop a symposium to be included in the scientific program (typically 7-10 parallel sessions) covering the learning objectives.

The other option is to submit an abstract. We have multiple deadlines for early notification, oral, and poster presentation abstracts. We typically accept 99% of abstracts submitted and would welcome an abstract from industry as long as the abstract is written in the required format and the presentating author is attending World Sleep.

Q. I have a question that hasn’t been answered on the website. What do I do?
A. We are happy to answer any questions and can be contacted via email at info@worldsleepsociety.org or by phone +1-507-316-0084.