2021 Pediatric Sleep Medicine Virtual Conference

December 1, 2021 to December 3, 2021

Call For Abstracts

2021 Biennial Pediatric Sleep Medicine Virtual Meeting | Friday, December 3rd

The 2021 Biennial Pediatric Sleep Medicine Meeting seeks abstract submissions for Poster Presentations of research and educational endeavors. Accepted abstracts will be virtually presented on Friday, December 3rd (exact times to be determined)

In addition to a virtual 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 on Friday, December 3rd.

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

 All poster presentations will be prerecorded; however, at least one author is expected to be available in real-time during the meeting for question/answer session. If your abstract is accepted, the presenting author is required to register for and attend the virtual Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference. Registration is the responsibility of the presenters.

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:

  • Author names, affiliations, and contact information
  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Support (if relevant)

Please attest that no tables or figures are to be included in submission, no brand names included, and speakers agree to present poster if abstract is not selected as oral presentation.

Click here for the Abstract Submission Portal

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 Fund, which provides registration to the 2021 annual meeting and two courses of the awardees choice. Please see below for additional details.

    All abstract submissions are due by 5:00 pm ET on July 15, 2021.
    Abstract notifications will be sent by July 30, 2021.

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

    Please send portal submission questions to Ariel A. Williamson, PhD. Send all other questions to Jared M. Saletin, PhD.

    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 2021 Pediatric Sleep Meeting and associated courses will be held virtually on December 1-3, 2021.

    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.

    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 the submission portal for the Pediatric Sleep Medicine meeting, and (3) present their research as part of one oral presentation session (the program committee will work with the international presenter to align the session with the time zone as best as possible). To apply for this award, please include the following with your abstract submission:

    1. Applicant CV: Including current email address, 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.

    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

    Call for Symposia - Submission Deadline Extended to July 6th 

    2021 Biennial Pediatric Sleep Medicine Virtual Meeting | Friday, December 3rd

    The 2021 Pediatric Sleep Medicine Virtual Meeting 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 Friday, December 3rd.

    The number of speakers is limited to 3, beyond 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 virtual Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference. Registration is 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 institutional 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.

    All speakers must submit a disclosure form through the separate Faculty Disclosure Portal.

    We are particularly interested in symposia that include at least one speaker who is early career (e.g. trainee or within 5 years from termination of sleep fellowship or other terminal training program), and symposia that focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. While proposals on all relevant pediatric sleep topics are encouraged, topic areas of particular interest include:

    1. Challenges and solutions to pediatric sleep research during the COVID-19 pandemic
    2. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep and biological rhythms in children and adolescents
    3. Social determinants of healthy sleep and sleep disorders, including research on family sleep beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors, and on sleep health inequities
    4. Sleep and circadian science that examines environmental factors, health disparities, underserved children, or hard-to-reach pediatric populations.
    5. Advances in assessment approaches, such as home sleep apnea tests, actigraphy, or wearables

    DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions are due by 5:00 pm ET on July 6, 2021.
    Notifications about symposia will be sent by July 21, 2021.

    Click here to submit your proposal.

    Send portal submission questions to Ariel A. Williamson, PhD. Send all other questions to Ronald D. Chervin, MD, MS

    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
    Event ends: 
    12/03/2021 - 11:59pm

    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 Medicine Workshop

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


    Valerie Crabtree, PhD
    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
    Clinical Fellow in Sleep Medicine (EXT)
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | 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: Application has been submitted to 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. Determination of CE credit pending.

    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 11.25 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.