Our History

Past Presidents and Meetings

The Presidents of the Southern Sleep Society

  • 1978 — Dr. Ed Lucas
  • 1979 — Dr. Gregory Ferriss
  • 1981 — Dr. Vernon Pegram
  • 1984 — Dr. Helio Lemni
  • 1986 — Dr. Martin Cohn
  • 1988 — Dr. Virgil Wooten
  • 1990 — Dr. J. Catesby Ware
  • 1992 — Dr. William Orr
  • 1994 — Dr. Max Hirshkowitz
  • 1996 — Dr. Philip Becker
  • 1998 — Dr. William MacDowell Anderson
  • 2000 — Dr. Carolyn Hamm
  • 2002 — Dr. Nilgun Giray
  • 2004 — Dr. Richard Castriotta
  • 2006 — Dr. Ronald Cates
  • 2008 — Dr. John Herman
  • 2010 — Dr. Denise Sharon
  • 2012 — Dr. Gregory Carter
  • 2015 — Dr. William Broughton
  • 2017 — Dr. Ruchshanda Majid
  • 2019 — Mary Rose, PsyD.

Southern Sleep Society Meeting History

  • 1978 — Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1979 — Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1980 — Miami Beach, Florida
  • 1981 — Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1982 — New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1983 — Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1984 — Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1985 — Amelia Island, Florida
  • 1986 — Orlando, Florida
  • 1987 — New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1988 — Key Biscayne, Florida
  • 1989 — Point Clear, Alabama
  • 1990 — San Antonio, Texas
  • 1991 — Snowbird, Utah
  • 1992 — Houston, Texas
  • 1993 — Sanibel Island, Florida
  • 1994 — Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1995 — Williamsburg, Virginia
  • 1996 — New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1997 — San Antonio, Texas
  • 1998 — Savannah, Georgia
  • 1999 — New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2000 — Palm Coast, Florida
  • 2001 — League City, Texas
  • 2002 — Bethesda, Maryland
  • 2003 — Dallas, Texas
  • 2004 — Memphis, Tennessee
  • 2005 — New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2006 — Sanibel Island, Florida
  • 2007 — Charleston, SC
  • 2008 — San Antonio, TX
  • 2009 — Atlanta, GA
  • 2010 — Austin, TX
  • 2011 — New Orleans, LA
  • 2012 — San Destin, FL
  • 2013 — Dallas, TX
  • 2014 — Memphis, TN
  • 2015 — New Orleans, LA
  • 2016 — Ashville, NC
  • 2017 – Houston, TX
  • 2018 – Hilton Head Island, SC
  • 2019 – Fort Worth, TX
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