2021 Pediatric Sleep Medicine Virtual Conference

December 1, 2021 to December 3, 2021

Join us for the 11th Biennial Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference 

Pre-registration is required by 3:00 pm (EST), November 30, 2021

Attendees will have access to live interactive sessions throughout the three day event and will be able to access all content on-demand for up to 60 days following the conference.

Since 2006, this conference has brought together a multi-disciplinary group of basic and clinical researchers, clinicians, educators, policy makers, and trainees involved in pediatric and adolescent sleep medicine. This year's audience has been expanded to include medical professionals interested in the most current sleep related research and best practices. The conference can also be a value/benefit to trainees in a variety of specialties as the meetings represents an exceptional opportunity to network, share knowledge and ideas, and establish collaborative projects.


This program is supported by independent medical education grants from:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.

Nihon Kohden

Sleep Research Society 

Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine


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Abstract notifications will be sent by August 30, 2021.

Avi Sadeh Memorial International Trainee Fund award notifications will be sent by September 3, 2021.

Avi Sadeh Memorial International Trainee Travel Fund Application

To honor Dr. Sadeh’s extraordinary dedication to mentorship, the Avi Sadeh Memorial International Trainee Travel Fund has been established to foster trainee education and to encourage international collaboration through supporting attendance by international trainees to the biennial Pediatric Sleep Meeting, sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Office of Continuing Medical Education.

The Sadeh Memorial Trainee Travel Award will provide registration to the annual meeting (Friday, December 3, 2021) and registration to two courses of the awardee’s choosing.

Notification will be made no later than September 3, 2021.

Donations can be made to Avi Sadeh Memorial International Trainee Travel Fund  online (www.gifts.brown.edu), by check, or by credit card (see attached form for complete information).

Memorial Fund Committee,
Dr. Thomas Anders, UC Davis/Brown University
Dr. Mary A. Carskadon, Brown University
Dr. Lisa J. Meltzer, National Jewish Health
Dr. Jodi A. Mindell, Saint Joseph's University and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Liat Tikotzky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Target Audience

Intermediate to advanced sleep medicine specialists, fellows, psychologists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, polysomnography technicians and technologists, respiratory therapists as well as researchers, clinicians, and trainees.

Additional Information

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/01/2021 - 12:00pm EST
Event ends: 
12/03/2021 - 11:59pm EST

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET: Pediatric Polysomnography Course

Thursday, December 2, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm ET: Best Practices Course
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm ET: Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine Workshop

Friday, December 3, 2021
10:50 am - 6:30 pm ET: Pediatric Sleep Medicine Meeting

Pre-registration is required by 3:00 pm, November 30, 2021


Valerie Crabtree, PhD, DBSM
Member, St. Jude Faculty
Chief, Psychosocial Services
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN

Stephanie J. Crowley, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Behavioral Sciences
Director, Pediatric Chronobiology & Sleep Research Program
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago IL

Kiran Maski, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Sleep Neurology Clinic
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Planning Committee

Ronald D. Chervin, MD, MS
Michael S. Aldrich Collegiate Professor of Sleep Medicine
Professor of Neurology
Michigan Medicine
Director, Sleep Disorders Centers | Ann Arbor, MI

Mattina Davenport, PhD
Research Fellow
Nationwide Children's Hospital | Columbus, OH

Dominic B. Gault, MD, FAASM
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of South Carolina Greenville
School of Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Upstate | Greenville SC

Michael Gradisar, PhD
Professor in Clinical Child Psychology
Director and Clinical Psychologist
Child & Adolescent Sleep Clinic
Flinders University | Adelaide, South Australia

Seyni Gueye-Ndiaye, MD
Research Fellow in Sleep Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Michal Kahn, PhD
Clinical Research Fellow
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work
Flinders University | Adelaide, Australia

Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Clinic
National Jewish Health | Denver, CO

Jodi A. Mindell, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Director, Graduate Psychology | Saint Joseph’s University
Associate Director, Sleep Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Board of Directors | Pediatric Sleep Council

Monica Roosa Ordway, PhD, APRN, PNP-BC
Associate Professor of Nursing
Yale University School of Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Yale Pediatric Sleep Medicine Clinic
West Haven, CT

Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology | Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Boston Children’s Hospital | Boston, MA

Althea A. Robinson Shelton, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Sleep Division, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Vanderbilt Medical Center, Vanderbilt University | Nashville, TN

Jared M. Saletin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Director, Sleep Research Laboratory
Bradley Hospital | Providence, RI

Maria Sullivan, BS
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University | Providence, RI

Leila Tarokh, PhD
Principal Investigator
University Hospital of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
University of Bern | Bern, Switzerland

Ariel A. Williamson, PhD, DBSM
Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Psychologist, Sleep Center
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA

CME: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

APA: This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Massachusetts Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ANCC/AANP: The American Nurses Credentialing Center & the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AARC: This program has been approved for a maximum of 10.44 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063 | Course # 185525000 

AAST: The American Association of Sleep Technologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.75 AAST Continuing Education Credits. Individuals should claim only those credits that he/she actually earned in the educational activity.

Exhibit Opportunities Available

We cordially invite you to connect with an international group of health professionals involved in pediatric sleep medicine. This biennial conference brings together a multi-disciplinary group of pediatric practitioners and trainees interested in learning about state-of-the-art developments in clinical and research arenas, sharing knowledge and ideas, and establishing collaborative projects. Attendance at this year’s conference will include professionals representing the fields of pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, neurology and pulmonary medicine. Previous Pediatric Sleep Medicine conferences have included practitioners, researchers, educators, and trainees from thirty-five U.S. states as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Israel, Italy, and Japan. Conference participants will have the opportunity to visit virtual displays at the 2021 Pediatric Sleep Medicine Meeting during the designated break.

Exhibit space is on a first come first serve basis.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. To ensure independence in CME activities, the Office of Continuing Medical Education fully adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support. http://www.accme.org/

For information on becoming an exhibitor at this meeting, please contact Maria Sullivan, Director of the Brown CME Office via email or call 401-863-1208.

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Pre-registration is required by November 30, 2021.

Conference Fees include: CME / CE credit, access to live virtual events, and recordings for up to three months post conference.

 Registration FeeTrainees*
Pediatric Polysomnography
December 1, 2021
Best Practices Course
December 2, 2021
Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine
December 2, 2021
Pediatric Sleep Medicine Meeting
December 3, 2021

*Trainee rate eligibility:
1. You are currently engaged in an academic program of study working toward a terminal degree (undergraduate or graduate); or
2. You finished your terminal degree (PhD, MD, RN) and are currently engaged in a training program at an academic and/or medical institution (post-doctoral fellow, resident).

Cancellation/Substitution Deadline — November 15, 2021

Substitutions may be made by phone or e-mail without additional charge. Refunds minus a $75.00 administrative fee will be issued if cancellation is received in writing by November 15, 2021.  This conference is subject to change or cancellation.

For More Information: Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.