Houston, Texas

 
Annual
Meeting

Sleepy the Owl
Sleepy the Owl

Join Southern Sleep Society in Houston, TX for the 45th Annual Meeting on April 27-30, 2023 in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. The conference includes education, good food, social activities and a chance to meet and greet colleagues, teachers, professors, physicians, psychologists, dentists, technologists, nurses, Respiratory Therapists, exhibitors and lifelong friends in a beautiful and clean venue.

Southern Sleep Society met in Houston in 1992 for the 15th Annual Meeting and in 2017 for the 40th Annual Meeting. It is fitting that we return to Houston for the 45th Annual Meeting which is symbolized by the sapphire (a stone second in hardness to the diamond).

The Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District is the host venue for the 45th meeting. Holding the conference in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) provides an opportunity for attendees to see the largest medical center in the world, which includes fifty-four member institutions, made up of 21 hospitals, 8 academic and research institutions, 4 medical schools, 7 nursing schools, 3 public health organizations, 2 pharmacy schools and a dental school. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (one of the largest VA hospitals in the country) is less than a mile from TMC and also has affiliations with institutions within TMC, including Baylor College of Medicine.

Houston skyline

Make plans now to join us in Houston in the heart of Texas Medical Center and Houston’s Museum District for our 45th annual conference.

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Scheduled Events

Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District, host venue for the Southern Sleep Society 45th Annual Meeting and your connection to the Texas Medical Center, Houston Museum District, the Houston Zoo and a skybridge connection to restaurants, bars, drug stores, coffee shops and much more.

An incredible educational lineup awaits you at the 45th annual conference. The meeting kicks off with a technical course for allied health professionals, followed by the annual Southern Sleep Society meeting.

The choice is yours for our a-la-carte conference. Options are listed below. Physicians can earn CME credits for all options.

  • Attend the one-day technical course only
  • Attend the Southern Sleep Society (SSS) conference only
  • Attend the technical course plus one day of the SSS conference
  • Attend the technical course plus two days of the SSS conference
  • Attend all four days of the conference (technical course + SSS conference)

Registration fees vary for members and non-members. Join as a member and save.

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Conference registration and fees are listed on the conference information page.

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Supporting Partners

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Cadwell
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Inspire Sleep Apnea Innovation
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Menninger
  • Nihon Kohden
  • Pear Therapeutics
  • Philips
  • ResMed
  • Somnoware

In Remembrance

Edgar Arthur Lucas PhD
Edgar Arthur Lucas PhD, Founding Member and First Elected President of the Southern Sleep Society (1978-1979)

Dr. Martin Cohn
Dr. Martin Cohn, 5th President
of the Southern Sleep Society
(1986-1988)

Dr. Gregory Ferriss
Dr. Gregory Ferriss, 2nd President of the Southern Sleep Society (1979-1981)

Edgar Arthur Lucas PhD, one of the pioneers of sleep medicine in the US, passed away on August 31, 2022 in Brenham, Texas.

Dr. Lucas played a pivotal role in the development, continuous improvement, administration and scoring of tests for aspiring sleep specialists (Accredited Clinical Polysomnographers) for the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers (now the American Academy of Sleep Medicine) for many years while serving on the examination committee from its inception. In 1978, Dr. Lucas became a founding member and the first elected President of the Southern Sleep Society, and a member of other scientific and honorary societies including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society and National Sleep Foundation.

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Sadly, we continue to lose pioneers in the field of sleep medicine, and recently we lost one of our most beloved Presidents — Dr. Martin Cohn. We are also extremely sad to report the loss of one of our most dedicated and beloved first-generation members, Dr. Gregory Ferriss. He was the second President of Southern Sleep Society (1979-1981). Additionally, we have lost another innovator and beloved colleague in sleep medicine — Dr. Allan Rechtschaffen. 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.

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In 2020 and 2021, sleep medicine lost other colleagues well known to members of the Southern Sleep Society: Christian Guilleminault, Dennis Hill, Helio Lemmi, William C. Dement, Mark W. Mahowald and Rosalind Cartwright. Since Dr. William C. Orr knew these individuals personally, he was asked to provide some brief remembrances about them. With the greatest respect and admiration, he wrote the anecdotes linked below.

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