The educational program is titled “Sleep Medicine 2017—A Discipline in Transition” and includes a unique lineup of keynote presenters, invited lecturers and speakers from leading sleep programs and medical centers around the country. Participants include sleep physicians, clinical researchers, Pulmonologists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, clinical sleep educators, sleep technologists, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Fellows, Residents and students.
The Southern Sleep Society meeting is the oldest regional sleep organization in the Country and is well-known for the caliber of lectures and education that it brings to participants. Each year, the Society brings in new members, while also retaining members and friends who attend this meeting year after year.
We make every effort to ensure that our Exhibitors receive ample exposure to attendees, and plan most of our educational and extracurricular activities adjacent to the exhibit hall. Breaks are 30 minutes and exhibitors attend breakfast, lunch, reception and breaks. Exhibitors will also have the opportunity to visit with participants who attend the Technologist Course. This course draws well over 100 Sleep Technologists and allied health professionals, including Nurses and Physicians.
Exhibitors and supporters have opportunities ranging from participating in the exhibit show to underwriting various conference activities to advertising on the Southern Sleep Society’s website. All supporters have signage on their tables denoting the level of support as well as signage at the registration desk and special recognition on the conference brochure. Details on various sponsorship levels are included on the registration form. We hope that you will take the opportunity to participate both as an exhibitor and a supporter of The Southern Sleep Society.
Join us this year at the 39th annual Southern Sleep Society meeting. We appreciate the continued support that Exhibitors provide year after year. The officers and members of Southern Sleep Society look forward to your participation at the 38th annual Southern Sleep Society meeting. As you scan photos from previous meetings, it is obvious that we appreciate the continued support from Exhibitors. All food and social activities are held in the exhibit hall as well as poster presentations, drawings, and receptions.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
11:00 am-5:00 pm
March 23-26, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
2:30 pm-7:00 am
Friday, March 24, 2017
7:15 am-8:00 am (Continental Breakfast)
10:30 am-11:00 am (Morning Break/Exhibits)
2:45 pm-3:15 pm (Afternoon Break/Exhibits)
Saturday, March 25, 2017
7:30 am-8:00 am (Continental Breakfast)
10:30 am-11:00 am (Refreshment Break)
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Opportunity for Exhibitors to meet with participants attending the Technologist Course. Exhibits open on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 2:45 PM. A reception is also planned for Thursday evening in the exhibit hall.
|Exhibitor representatives who are sleep technologists or respiratory therapists can also earn continuing education credits by attending education tracks at no additional cost.|
|Exhibitors are invited to participate in all extracurricular activities, including the annual golf tournament, Houston tours and the Founders Award Reception.|
Education Credits & Technologist Course
The meeting offers over 23.25 educational credits for technologists and Allied Health Professionals who attend all 4 days of the conference. Participants attending the Southern Sleep Society meeting only earn up to 15.5 educational credits. Offering this large amount of educational credits is a significant incentive to increase attendance.
|Collaboration with AAST at the Technologist Course will improve participation from Allied Health Professionals.|
|Continuing education credits for Nurses and other allied health professionals are offered, which increases participation from Nurse Practitioners, CNAs and LPNs who work in sleep medicine.|
Special Accommodations Rate
The JW Marriott is the hosting venue for the 39th annual meeting, and has offered a generous rate of $159 plus applicable tax for a Deluxe Room or a King Suite. Pricing is offered 3/21-3/26/2017. Reservations should be received on or before March 2, 2017 (the cutoff date). At the cutoff date, hotel will determine whether it can accept reservations based on a space and rate-available basis.
GUEST ROOM RATES: JW Marriott has confirmed the following guest room rate exclusive of applicable state and local tax:
Deluxe Room: $159
Suite Room: $159
Start planning your trip to Houston now. Come in early or stay after the meeting to explore all the things that the Bayou City offers. Make hotel reservations early so that you can enjoy the amenities that the JW Marriott offers. Located at 806 Main in Downtown Houston’s most prestigious district, the JW Marriott Houston Downtown connects you to the city’s very finest offerings. As one of the top luxury hotels in Houston, you will enjoy an authentic experience expertly crafted for you. Guests can choose from a wide range of luxurious accommodations, including concierge-level guest rooms that offer access to the exclusive lounge for complimentary hot breakfast, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. For further information on accommodations and registration go to the hotel tab on the website.
Make your reservations by calling Marriott reservations directly at 1-800-228-9290 or (713) 237-1111. Reservations can also be made through the Southern Sleep Society’s Marriott reservation web-link.
CUTOFF DATE: Reservations must be received on or before March 2, 2017 (the “cutoff” date). At the cutoff date, hotel will release unreserved rooms for general sale and determine whether it can accept reservations based on a space-and-rate available basis at the Southern Sleep Society’s group rate after that date.
The Southern Sleep Society is renting exhibit space for each exhibitor that registers to attend the conference. The exhibit rental includes booth space and up to 4 representatives at no additional cost. A 6-foot draped table is provided along with two chairs. Exhibitors requiring backdrops and exhibit space greater than what is required for a 6 foot table must notify Southern Sleep Society in advance. The Hotel requires that Southern Sleep Society provide a fully completed data sheet for each Exhibitor that rents a booth for its event.
Due to limited storage space at the hotel, exhibitors should plan to send packages no earlier than 3 days prior to show dates. All shipments must be properly labeled with: Hold for Southern Sleep Society Meeting, March 23-26, 2017. Please include name of Exhibitor Representative. Ship packages to:
Set-up and dismantle days
General lighting and electricity as needed
Standard heating and/or air conditioning
We are working to secure wireless internet connection in the exhibit hall.
Cleaning or janitorial services
Electrical, gas or water