The educational program is titled “Sleep Medicine 2018—Four Decades Later” 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 is the oldest regional sleep organizations in the country and continues to thrive because of the caliber of lectures and educational programs that it brings to its 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 Exhibitors receive maximum exposure to attendees, and plan most of our educational and extra-curricular 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 partipating in the exhibit show to underwriting various conference activities as well as advertising on the Southern Sleep Society’s website. All supporters have signage on their tables indicating 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 40th 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 40th 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.
The Southern Sleep Society meeting is preceded by the Technologist Course on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
11:00 am-3:00 pm
March 22-24, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
3:00 pm-7:00 am
Friday, March 23, 2018
7:15 am-8:00 am (Continental Breakfast)
10:15 am-10:45 am (Morning Break/Exhibits)
2:45 pm-3:15 pm (Afternoon Break/Exhibits)
Saturday, March 24, 2018
7:30 am-8:00 am (Continental Breakfast)
10:40 am-11:00 am (Refreshment Break)
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Exhibitors will have an opportunity to meet with participants attending the Technologist Course: Exhibits open on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 3:00 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, tennis and the Founders Award Reception.|
Education Credits & Technologist Course
The meeting offers a total of 23 educational credits for technologists and other allied health professionals who attend all 4 days of the conference. Participants attending the Southern Sleep Society meeting only earn up to 15.0 educational credits. Offering educational credits of this caliber provides a significant incentive to increase attendance.
|Continuing education credits for Nurses and other allied health professionals are offered. This increases participation from Nurse Practitioners, CNAs and LPNs who work in sleep medicine.|
Special Accommodations Rate
Marriott Hilton Head Resort is the hosting venue for the 40th annual meeting, and has offered a generous rate of $149 plus applicable tax for a Island View; $169 for an Ocean View and $199 for an Ocean Front. These rates are available until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 11, 2018 (the cutoffdate). Rates are available from 3/18-3/28/2018. At the cutoff date, hotel will determine whether it can accept reservations based on a space and rate-available basis.
GUEST ROOM RATES: Marriott Hilton Head has confirmed the following guest room rate exclusive of applicable state and local tax:
Island View: $149
Ocean View: $169
Ocean Front: $199
Start planning your trip to Hilton Head, SC now. Come early or stay after the meeting to explore all the things that the island has to offer. Make hotel reservations early so that you can enjoy the amenities that the Marriott Resort offers. Located at One Hilton Head Circle, Hilton Head, SC. As one of the top luxury hotels in Hilton Head, you will enjoy an authentic experience expertly crafted for you. Guests can choose from a wide range of luxurious accommodations. For further information on accommodations and registration go to the hotel tab on the website.
Make your reservations by calling Marriott reservations directly at 1-888-511-5086. Reservations can also be made through the Southern Sleep Society’s Marriott reservation web-link.
CUTOFF DATE: These rates are available until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 11, 2018 (the “cutoff” date). At the cutoff date, hotel will determine whether it can accept reservations based on a space and rate-available basis.
The Southern Sleep Society is renting exhibit space for each exhibitor that registers for 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.
Due to limited storage space at the hotel, exhibitors should plan to send packages no earlier than 3 days prior to show dates. All shipment items received and/or stored by the hotel incur a standard per piece handling charge which will be billed directly to each exhibitor. All shipments must be properly labeled with: Hold for Southern Sleep Society Meeting, March 23-25, 2018. 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
Wireless internet connection in the exhibit hall.
Cleaning or janitorial services
Electrical, gas or water