Founders’ & Presidents’ Award

The Southern Sleep Society has hosted the Founders' Award for over twenty years. The award is given to young investigators who submit abstracts on original research in Sleep Medicine. The Southern Sleep Society meeting is the perfect forum for those Fellows, Residents, medical students and technologists who want to get the experience of presenting before an audience. The winner of the award receives a $500 stipend and other participants have the opportunity to win smaller awards and/or sleep disorder textbooks. Those submitting abstracts are required to register for the Southern Sleep Society meeting. A special discounted registration fee is offered for participants.

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The Southern Sleep Society meeting is the perfect forum for those Fellows, Residents, medical students and technologists who want to get the experience of presenting before an audience.

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Abstract Submissions

Submit all abstracts to Marietta Bibbs, BA, RPSGT, CCSH via email: mariettabibbs@southernsleepsociety.org. Abstracts must be submitted no later than February 1, 2020.

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Introduction

Abstracts are now being accepted for oral presentations for the 42nd Annual Southern Sleep Society meeting which is being held on March 26-29, 2020 at Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, GA. You are invited to participate in the Southern Sleep Society’s Annual Founders’ Award competition. The award is provided to young investigators submitting abstracts on original research in Sleep Medicine. The Southern Sleep Society meeting provides the perfect setting for Fellows, Residents, medical students and technologists who want to have the experience of presenting before an audience.

Presentations are scheduled on Friday, March 27, 2020 and Saturday, March 28, 2020. Abstracts must be submitted for consideration no later than February 1, 2020.

Poster presentations are also accepted and will be displayed in the exhibit hall on Friday, March 27 through Saturday, March 28, 2020. The presenting author of the poster abstract is expected to be physically present at the poster during exhibit hall breaks in order to answer questions. Posters should be clear and organized for viewing and should measure no larger than 4’x4’. Posters need to be assembled by 8:00 am on the day of the presentation and remain on display until 5:00 pm on Friday and 12:00 noon on Saturday.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Authors are required to write an original abstract. If an author chooses to submit information from an abstract that has previously been presented and/or published, all data must be current, updated and rewritten. Abstracts submitted for review should not exceed one thousand (1000) words. Included in the word count are the following sections: introduction, methods, results and conclusion. Abstracts are accepted based on their scientific and clinical merit. All abstracts are peer-reviewed. Notice of acceptance will be sent to the contact author via e-mail by February 28, 2020.

Submit all abstracts to Marietta Bibbs, BA, RPSGT, CCSH

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