Call for Symposium

Call for Symposium

The 2019 Pediatric Sleep Medicine conference program will include three submitted symposia. Symposia may be clinically focused or research based, and a combination of both is encouraged. Each symposium will be allotted a 75-minute time slot. The symposia will take place on Saturday, November 16 from 10:40 to 11:55 am and 1:50-3:05 pm, and on Sunday, November 17 from 10:40 to 11:55 am.

The number of speakers is limited to 3, including the chairperson. A fourth person may be added if the chair intends only to provide a brief introduction. The symposium should allow 20 minutes for each presentation, and 15 minutes for Q & A.

If your symposium is accepted, all speakers are required to register for and attend the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference. Registration and travel expenses are the responsibility of the speakers.

Symposia proposals must be submitted online. Because you will need to complete the submission in one sitting, please prepare the following before submitting your proposal:

  1. Overall title for the symposium and titles for each talk 
  2. Full names and institution affiliation of the chair person and co-presenters
  3. Learning objectives (provide 2-3 learning objectives) 
  4. Scientific and/or clinical content to be presented (500 word maximum), including how the talks will be integrated, the specific contributions of each speaker, and how the content will advance clinical care, research, or both.
  5. *Faculty Disclosure Form* – needs to be completed by all proposed speakers and uploaded here.

We are particularly interested in symposia that include at least one speaker who focuses on the use of technology (e.g. managing technology use, utilizing technology to improve research and treatment) relevant to the session topic. While proposals on all relevant pediatric sleep topics are encouraged, topic areas of particular interest include:

  1. Patient-centered research
  2. Qualitative design leading to unique insight about sleep and social determinates of health and/or family attitudes and beliefs about sleep
  3. Omics (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) approaches for sleep and circadian research
  4. New instruments for the diagnosis and management of OSA
  5. Factors that contribute to or result from sleep issues in children and adolescents (e.g., how mental health disorders impact sleep, contribution of poor sleep on cognitive outcomes, etc.)
  6. Parasomnias and abnormal movements during sleep
  7. Sleep and circadian science examining environmental factors, health disparities, underserved and/or hard-to-reach pediatric populations, etc.
Submit your proposal: 
2019 Pediatric Sleep Symposia Submission Portal
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Submissions are due at 5 pm ET on April 8, 2019. 
Notifications about symposia will be sent by 5/15/19. 

Please send questions to: Teresa M. Ward, RN, PhD, FAAN.

Note: The submission portal for posters/presentations will open May 1, 2019, with an abstract deadline of July 1, 2019. Notifications will be send August 15, 2019.