Worldsleep 2015 – The 7th World Congress of the World Sleep Federation
Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention & Exhibition Center (ICEC) *ISTANBUL, TURKEY Visit the Venue to read more
Dear colleagues and friends,
On behalf of the World Sleep Federation (WSF) and the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), it is our pleasure to invite you to the 7th Quadrennial Congress of the WSF "Sleep and Health" which will beheld in Istanbul, Turkey, from the 31st October to the 3rd November, 2015.
The World Sleep Federation (WSF) is an international scientific non-profit organization bringing together a huge community of researchers and clinicians working in the field of sleep physiology and sleep medicine. The WSF is currently comprised of seven Charter members (American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Asian Sleep Research Society, Australasian Sleep Association, Canadian Sleep Society, European Sleep Research Society, Federation of Latin American Sleep Societies, and Sleep Research Society) representing about 53 sleep societies and organizations, and over 12,000 individual members.
This 7th WSF congress will be hosted by the ESRS, an international scientific nonprofit organization whose aim is to promote all aspects of sleep research and sleep medicine and related areas, including diagnosis and care for patients with sleep disorders and the dissemination of information regarding basic and clinical research in the sleep domain.
“Sleep and Health” will be the motto of the 7th WSF congress, emphasizing the utmost importance and impact of sleep in our everyday life. In this meeting, we will offer to our attendees the possibility to learn the state of the art and the latest developments in the field of sleep research and sleep medicine. Moreover, it will give wide opportunities to exchange ideas and create networks with colleagues from different parts of the world.
Istanbul has been an imperial capital for Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman Empires and now constitutes the cosmopolitan heart of Turkey, its financial center and most populous city with approximately 12 million of inhabitants. Its long and prosperous historical background is reflected in the beauty of its archaeological monuments, churches, great mosques, palaces and museums. Istanbul has an historical center surrounded by three different seas and it is the only city in the world built on two continents. The contrasts between the Mediterranean and Asiatic culture, the old and modern, the lively and vibrant local culture of taverns and tea gardens, mixed with the colors and flavors of the bazaars render the visit to the town a magic experience.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Istanbul in 2015 for a successful WSF topical meeting "Sleep and Health". Join us and enjoy!
Chair Host local
Clete A. Kushida
President of the
World Sleep Federation
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G. Buzsaki / New York, USA
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre Ve Sergi Sarayı
Gümüş Cad. No:4 34367
Harbiye / Istanbul
Congrex Travel is the official congress partner for hotel accommodation and is the only agency offering accommodation on behalf of the World Sleep 2015 congress. We have knowledge of several agencies offering hotel accommodation for the World Sleep 2015 congress. Please note that these companies are in no way connected with Congrex Travel and the World Sleep 2015 congress and we therefore cannot vouch for the services they are offering.
As the official housing agency, Congrex Travel offers highly dedicated customer service and professional support for all your accommodation needs. We can offer you great deals in a wide range of hotels in the vicinity of the congress venue and all over the city of Istanbul. Early booking is highly recommended as rooms traditionally sell fast in prime locations
Rules for abstract submission
Abstracts are to be submitted via the congress website only. Abstracts submitted by fax or email will not be accepted.
Please follow the instructions listed below and in the abstract submission form step-by-step.
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English. Please use UK English spelling and have your abstract proofread for grammar and understanding.
Guidelines for preparation and submission of abstracts
Before you begin, please prepare the following information:
Presenting author's contact details; include full mailing address, email address.
Presentation type preference (poster only / oral or poster presentation)
The Programme Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation method.
Author or authors' names: first name family name
Affiliation details of all authors
Abstract title is limited to 250 characters
Abstract text is limited to 2500 characters including spaces and acknowledgements (ca. 300 words)
One table, chart or graphic is permitted and must be in JPG, PNG or GIF format (max 500KB and 600 x 800 pixels).
Your abstract should be structured by the following form:
Methods and materials
Conclusions (avoid evasive statements like "the findings will be discussed")
All abbreviations must be defined the first time they appear in your text.
Example: Ataxia telangiectasia (AT), before being used as an abbreviation only.
Do not define or use abbreviations in the title.
If copy-pasting the abstract from a word-processing software (for example Word), please check that all special characters appear in the right format. You can use the symbol button above the textbox to edit / add such characters.
If your research has been granted any commercial or institutional support, you will be asked to disclose this during the submission process. Please prepare a one sentence statement for this purpose.
Attendance of presenting author
If an abstract is accepted, one author must attend the congress and present it in person. Acceptance of the abstract implies payment of the registration fee by the presenting author. Poster presenters must be present and stand by their posters during their assigned poster session.
After having submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail with your abstract reference number and personal address code and password. If you do not receive a confirmation by e-mail please contact email@example.com
Should you wish to make corrections to an abstract already submitted or if you wish to submit other abstracts later, you may use your personal access codes.
Corrections to abstracts can only be made up to the deadline of Monday, 25 May 2015.
Abstract topics and tracks
Authors are requested to select a topic and a preferred track under which they wish their abstract to be reviewed.
A limited number of travel grants will support early career researchers and researchers from low income countries with an accepted abstracts.
1. Early career researchers:
- postdoctoral researchers or clinicians who obtained their PhD or MD less than ten years ago
- PhD or Master students
Please upload an application (consisting of short curriculum vitae with the applicant's age, affiliation, position, publication list and congress participation and certification of enrolment in a PhD/ Master programme).
2. researchers from low income countries:
Please upload a proof of home country (copy of passport or ID).
Interested scientists should click the appropriate checkbox during the online abstract submission process. You will be required to upload above mentioned documents as proof of eligibility.
Prepare this document in one of the following formats: BMP, GIF, JPG or PDF files (size limit 1 MB).
Applications without a valid proof or arrivig after 25 May 2015 will not be considered.
If you have questions regarding abstract submission or need assistance, please contact the abstract team at WSF2015@abstractserver.com.
If you need any further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Hotline (Monday – Friday during CET business hours): Tel. +41 61 686 77 22.
"Sleep and Health" will be the motto of the 7th WSF congress, emphasizing the utmost importance and impact of sleep in our everday life.
You, as a representative of the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry, are kindly invited to participate actively in this prestigious event which will act as a shop window for all that is best in the field of sleep medicine and sleep research.
The WSF congress provides you with a major opportunity to promote the interests of your company and gives you the best of both worlds – great science and great business.
If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor and/or sponsor of the Worldsleep congress 2015 in Istanbul, please contact the Organising Secretariat for further information:
c/o Congrex Switzerland Ltd.
Peter Merian-Strasse 80
4002 Basel / Switzerland
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