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Abstract Guidelines:

  • There is a 300 word limit including references (not including title and authors). Abstracts over this limit will not be accepted. The abstract should be structured: Title, Authors, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion.
  • A maximum of 2 tables / figures will be allowed, these are not included in the word limit. Please do not use a table for text that should be in the main section.  The following formats will be accepted – Microsoft word or pdf.
  • Research must be considered ethical by International standards (
  • Abstracts cannot be edited once submitted; they can however be withdrawn and re-submitted provided the deadline has not passed.
  • The deadline for abstract submission is 1pm 5th June 2017.
  • Successful applicants will be notified on or before the 3rd July 2017.
  • It is expected that at least one author will register and attend the conference.  Posters will not be displayed unaccompanied.
  • An hour and a half poster viewing session is planned 12th October at 17:30-19:00, accompanied by canapés and wine.
  • There will be a prize for the best abstract submitted by an early-career researcher or clinical professional author (defined as within 5 years of their sleep research or clinical career, a letter from a supervisor / line manager confirming this early stage status will be required).
  • There will be a prize for Best Paediatric, Best Clinical and Best Research Poster.
  • Any difficulties with abstract submission should be emailed to
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