Call for Abstracts

The 2019 Pediatric Sleep Medicine conference program seeks abstract submissions for poster presentations of research and educational endeavors. Accepted abstracts will be presented in a poster session on Saturday, November 16, 3:05 - 4:00 pm or Sunday, November 17, 9:45 – 10:40 am

In addition to a poster presentation, authors of the top-rated abstracts based on scientific merit and innovation will be invited to orally present their work in one of two sessions:

  1.  Young Investigators Presentations: Saturday, November 16, 9:35 - 10:05 am
  2. General Research Blitz: Saturday, November 16, 11:55 am – 12:25 pm

The goals of the oral presentations and poster sessions are: (1) to provide the most current scientific findings focusing on pediatric sleep medicine, and (2) to provide an opportunity for individuals and institutions to share their own programs/innovations.

 At least one author is expected to be physically present at the poster session.

All abstract submissions should be 400 words or less, and should be structured according to the sections below. You will need to complete this submission in one sitting, so please have the following information prepared:

  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Support (if relevant)

The Abstract Submission Portal can be found here:

All authors on the abstract submission must submit an Abstract Disclosure Form in a separate portal:

International trainees are encouraged to apply for the Avi Sadeh Memorial International Trainee Travel Fund, which provides $1000 plus registration to the meeting. To be eligible for this award, applicants must (1) be an international trainee (not currently living in the US nor a US citizen), (2) submit an abstract through this portal for the Pediatric Sleep Medicine meeting, and (3) present his/her research as part of the trainee research blitz (oral presentation). To apply for this award, please include the following with your abstract submission:

  1. Applicant CV: Including current mailing and email address (preferable), educational history, relevant employment history, honors and awards, research funding and publications.
  2. Applicant cover letter (maximum 1 page): Including a statement certifying that the applicant has never received funding from the Sadeh Memorial Fund, a description of current research activities including the name and email address of the trainee's mentor and institution, a description of the applicant's future career plans and goals, and a discussion of how attendance at the Pediatric Sleep Meeting will enhance the applicant's research and career plans.

All abstract submissions are due by 5:00 pm ET on July 12, 2019.  
Abstract notifications will be sent by August 15, 2019. 
Avi Sadeh Memorial International Trainee Travel Fund award notifications will be sent by August 23, 2019.

Please send questions to:
Dominic B. Gault, MD ([email protected]) or
Ariel A. Williamson, PhD ([email protected])