Sunday, June 7, 2009

Research Will Take Center Stage at SLEEP 2009

Beginning on Monday, June 8, more than 1,300 research abstracts will be presented during the scientific program at SLEEP 2009, showcasing the latest findings in sleep research from around the world.

The majority of the abstracts will be on display as poster presentations from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday, June 8, to Wednesday, June 10. Each poster will be displayed for one day only. Abstract authors will be available at their posters to discuss their findings with meeting attendees.

Select abstracts will be presented as brief oral presentations during scheduled sessions from Monday, June 8, to Thursday, June 11. Sessions involve a common theme and consist of either four abstract presentations during a one-hour session, or eight presentations during a two-hour session. Each oral presentation is 10 minutes long and is followed by five minutes of questions from the audience.

Eight “late-breaking abstracts” were selected for presentation during a special session from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 11. These oral presentations involve high-quality, emerging data found between December 2008 and March 2009.

The abstracts being presented at SLEEP 2009 were recently published in a special supplement of the journal
SLEEP. You can download the abstract supplement as a 11 MB file in PDF format.

SLEEP 2009 will begin with the plenary session from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday. Look for live updates to be posted to the SLEEP 2009 blog until the meeting ends at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 11.