Call for Symposium

Call for Symposium

The 2017 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 4th from 1:45 to 3:00 pm, and on Sunday, November 5th from 8:30 to 9:45 am and 10:30 to 11:45 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.

This year we will be using an online submission process.  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 subtitles 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 dissemination/implementation of the session topic.

While proposals on all relevant pediatric sleep and circadian topics are encouraged, topic areas of particular interest include:

  1. Assessment (e.g., innovative methods, validity of wearable technologies)
  2. Updated evidence for pediatric sleep recommendations (e.g., sleep duration, need for tonsillectomy)
  3. Reappraisal of current practice (e.g., behavioral interventions for pediatric insomnia)
  4. Patient-centered outcomes
  5. Interdisciplinary approaches to sleep research and practice (including non-sleep experts)
Here is the online submission portal.


Submissions are due at 5pm ET on March 31, 2017. 
Notifications about symposia will be sent by 5/1/17. 

Please send questions to: Hawley Montgomery-Downs, PhD

Note: The submission portal for posters/presentations will open May 16, with an abstract deadline of July 1.