2023 Annual Meeting - Live

Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM)
13th Annual Meeting: "Awakening Sleep Science: Exploring Novel Dimensions of Sleep Medicine and Anesthesia"

October 13, 2023
Hilton Union Square * San Francisco, California

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Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in the general population, and greatly impact peri-operative and hospital outcomes. There is emerging data and innovation about diagnosing and managing patients with sleep disorders in the inpatient and peri-operative settings. This course is aimed at professionals in the fields of anesthesiology, sleep medicine, critical care medicine, and hospital or inpatient medicine.

The course discusses the most up-to-date treatment approaches for insomnia, hypersomnia, and sleep disordered breathing. World renown experts will discuss the links between sleep disorders and opioid use, mood disorders including depression, and PACU outcomes. Furthermore, the course will address health disparities and barriers to care for sleep disorders in the general and operative population.

Experts will also discuss controversies in opioid use in the setting of sleep apnea and its role in hospital deaths and other morbid outcomes. Finally, the course will present the society's newly published consensus guidelines on diagnosing and managing sleep apnea during pregnancy, a collaborative effort by the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP); and updates from the collaboration between SASM, the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA), and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) on the perioperative management of sleep apnea.

The objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for discussions pertaining to the common grounds between sleep and anesthesia. The goal is to promote excellence in medical care, research and education in anesthesia, sleep medicine and perioperative medicine.
This conference is designed for anesthesiologists, critical care physicians, residents, fellows-in-training, general medicine physicians, pulmonary physicians, sleep medicine physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health care professionals. 

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Program Co-Chairs:

Dr. Jennifer Dominguez, MD, MHS, Duke University, Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair

Dr. Olubukola (Bukky) Nafiu, MD, FRCA, MS, Ohio State University, Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair

Dr. Mandeep Singh, MD, University of Toronto, Annual Meeting Workshop Chair

2023 Call for Abstracts - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Abstract Submissions open May 1, 2023
Deadline to submit: 11:59 PM on August 21, 2023 - LATE BREAKING OPPORTUNITY until September 1, 2023
Acceptance notifications sent via email August 30, 2023

Abstract presenters must register for the meeting. Instructions for registering for the meeting will be included with the notice of acceptance. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstracts should be submitted in Word document
  • Submissions are limited to 500 words, not including title or authors. 
  • Brand names may not be used in titles 
  • Limit of 15 authors 
  • An individual may be the first author on a maximum of 2 abstracts
  • For original scientific work, include the following sections: Title, Authors and Institutions, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion/conclusion, Support (if any); References, tables, figures are permitted
  • For case reports, include the following sections: Title, Authors and Institutions, Introduction, Report of Case, Conclusion, Support (if any) Supporting Documents:
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  • Conflict of Interest

The society's objectives are listed here and should be a guide in your submission:

  • Encourage the cross fertilization of ideas between anesthesiology and sleep medicine.
  • Promote clinical and epidemiological studies determining the associations between sleep disorder breathing and perioperative risk.
  • Examine methods of minimizing perioperative risk of upper airway obstruction or ventilatory insufficiency in predisposed individuals.
  • Explore the use of non-invasive positive airway pressure therapies to prevent and treat perioperative upper airway obstruction or hypoventilation.
  • Stimulate research examining the relationships in respiratory, neurophysiological, neuropsychological and neuropharmacological function between anesthesia and sleep.


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