44TH ANNUAL MEETING GOES BACK TO IT’S ROOTS

Provided by Southern Sleep Society

The Southern Sleep Society will recharge energy levels and interest in both the clinical and research aspects of sleep medicine and stimulate the minds of young investigators to continue the traditions of training and educating colleagues.

Southern Sleep Society Goes Back to Birmingham, AL

You may not know that Southern Sleep Society is incorporated in the State of Alabama. Dr. Virgil Wooten registered Southern Sleep Society in 1988 in Jefferson County, AL. At that time, Dr. Wooten was working with renown professors like Drs. Vernon Pegram, Robert Doekel and J. Brevard Haynes. Susan Norman, PhD was also listed as an incorporating officer. Dr. Wooten is still in practice in Cincinnati, OH.

The Southern Sleep Society has not returned to Alabama since its 2nd annual meeting in 1979. We are excited to announce that the 44th Annual Meeting will be held in downtown Birmingham, AL at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd, N., Birmingham, AL 35203. The conference will be held on April 21-24, 2022. This beautiful venue offers walking convenience to shopping, lively activities — including top golf and numerous restaurants. The hotel rooms are newly renovated and the hotel offers shuttle service to and from the Birmingham international airport. Birmingham is the site of the 2022 summer games, which offers Southern Sleep Society attendees the chance to enjoy all the amenities of the city that are being upgraded and added for the games.

Save the dates and plan to attend the 2022 conference. Plan to relax and enjoy Birmingham, AL while hearing enjoyable presentations from our incredible faculty. There is no educational experience that can compete with an in-person conference.

REMEMBER, the 2021 virtual event presentations are still available until April 22, 2022. The program features well-known speakers who will present the latest updates on clinical practice and cutting-edge research. The program offers maximal continuing education credits when compared to similar programs. Credits for Physicians, sleep technologists, Respiratory Therapists and other allied health professionals is still available. Registration is still open.

2022 WILL BE A BANNER YEAR FOR SLEEP CONFERENCES

Plan NOW to be in Birmingham, AL on April 21-24, 2022.

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COLLEAGUES AND PIONEERS LOST

In 2020, numerous sleep colleagues and well-known clinical researchers were lost, including Drs. Christian Guilleminault, Dennis Hill, Helio Lemmi, William C. Dement, Mark W. Mahowald and Rosalind Cartwright.

They are gone but will never be forgotten for the contributions to clinical research and the professional development and recognition of the field of sleep disorders medicine.