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. Submission period is January 1, 2019 through February 15, 2019.

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Introduction

Abstracts are now being accepted for oral presentations for the 41st Annual Southern Sleep Society meeting which is being held on March 22-24, 2019 at Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel at Champions Circle, Fort Worth, TX. 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.

Oral presentations are scheduled on Friday, March 22, 2019. Abstracts must be submitted for consideration no later than February 15, 2019.

Poster presentations are also accepted will be displayed in the exhibit hall Friday, March 22, 2019 through Saturday, March 23, 2019. 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

In addition to registering for the annual Southern Sleep Society meeting, 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 eight hundred (800) 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, 2019.

Submission Period: January 1 – February 15, 2019

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

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