Symposia at World Sleep 2023

Symposium submission has now closed for World Sleep 2023.

World Sleep 2023 will feature a large and diverse scientific schedule that includes three days of symposium presentations. Symposia at World Sleep are competitive opportunities to present concepts and new data to a room full of international sleep and circadian clinicians, researchers, and industry leaders. Each 90-minute session features a panel of four or five participants, including a chair, presenting original research regarding a shared theme or topic. All presentations will be in person at the congress venue.

Proposal Scoring and Acceptance

Symposium proposals are scored by the Program Committee and by invited experts in the proposal’s specific topic. The criteria are:

  • Quality of data
  • Innovation
  • Diversity (countries, institutions, genders, career level)
  • Potential interest of the topic to attendees

Diversity and representation from different countries are encouraged.

Find some more tips in our post on creating a strong symposium proposal.

Submission Requirements

Each of the below elements is required for the symposium proposal to be considered. The proposal must:

  • Focus on a single topic that is relevant, scientifically excellent, and appropriate for a 90-minute time slot
  • Include the symposium title, summary, learning objectives, and target audience
  • Include each participant’s presentation title, full name, country, and email address (note: each symposium is limited to either 4 or 5 speaking slots)
  • Be received by World Sleep Society no later than February 28, 2023

Symposium Topic Categories

The Program Committee encourages proposals in all categories of sleep medicine. In keeping with our mission to bring the best of sleep medicine to Rio, please consider submitting a symposium on a new or emerging topic such as:

  • Artificial intelligence and sleep
  • Sleep in specific populations: From pediatrics to geriatrics
  • Big data and sleep / circadian medicine
  • Health disparities
  • Long COVID and sleep
  • Digital sleep medicine

During the submission process and in the final schedule, all symposia will be categorized into one or more of the following topic areas:

  • Aging and Developmental Issues
  • Basic Research
  • Sleep and Cognition
  • Chronobiology/Circadian Disorders
  • Dental
  • Dreaming
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness/Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neurological Disorders Affecting Sleep
  • Parasomnia
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatric Disorders Affecting Sleep/Wake
  • REM Behavior Disorders
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
  • Sleep Breathing Disorders
  • Sleep Health
  • Technology/Technical