We are welcoming more than 3,450 sleep professionals to Vancouver for World Sleep 2019 . Here's what you need to know as you arrive.
Opening Ceremony
Please plan to join us Sunday evening at the World Sleep 2019 Opening Ceremony
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre West Level 1 Ballroom A

Opening Blessing
First Nations indigenous peoples of Canada

Opening Remarks
Charles Morin
President, World Sleep Society

Welcome to Vancouver
Mary Ackenhusen
CEO Vancouver Coastal Health

Scientific Program Overview
Maree Barnes and Dalva Poyares
Program Committee

Canadian Sleep Society Awards
Charles Samuels
President, Canadian Sleep Society

Elsevier Sleep Medicine Awards
Antonio Culebras
Chair, Sleep Medicine Awards Committee

Young and New Investigator Awards
Allan O’Bryan
Executive Director, World Sleep Society

Distinguished World Sleep Day Awards
Liborio Parrino
Chair, World Sleep Day Committee

CircusWest’s FIRELIGHT
Mystical circus spectacular inspired by West Coast of Canada and featuring rainforest creatures, nature backdrops, live music, singing and choreographic circus acts. Reception and networking in Ballroom Foyer will follow.
Sunday, September 22
Here's what's happening on Sunday. Review the  online interactive iPlanner , mobile app or refer to your scientific program for more details.

7:00AM-5:00PM: Registration Desk Hours & Speaker Ready Room Open

8:00AM-5:00PM: World Sleep 2019 Courses

8:00AM-6:00PM: Affiliated Meetings

9:30AM-6:00PM: Sleep Expo 2019 public patient sessions

4:30PM-6:00PM: Poster Session 1

6:00PM-8:00PM: Opening Ceremony
Organize Your Congress
For searching sessions, marking favorites and creating a personalized World Sleep 2019 itinerary, we invite you to use our  interactive iPlanner schedule . List by day, room, time or all days in list form.
The World Sleep 2019 App is now available in the Google Play Store for Android and in iTunes/iOS store for Apple . You can also search for “World Sleep 2019” within the store or scan the QR code.
Registration Desk Hours
Sunday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Visit one of three free WiFi Hubs in the Vancouver Convention Centre, located on Level 1 and Level 2. Look for the wireless icon on the floor maps.
WiFi password: sleep2019
General Information
Poster Session Schedule
Poster Abstracts will be posted in Vancouver Convention Centre West on Level 1 in Ballroom B. Each poster session is 90-minutes, broken into two 45-minute presenting windows. For odd numbered poster boards, presenting authors will be present near poster the first 45-minutes of the poster session. For even numbered poster boards, presenting authors will be present near poster the last 45-minutes of the poster session.

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Poster 1 (P1) 4:30pm-6:00pm
Odd # posters present:
Even # posters present:

Speaker Ready Room 201
Presenting speakers can use the Speaker Ready Room to upload their PowerPoint presentations, test software, and make changes and adjustments to their presentations. Speakers are required to upload their presentation in the Speaker Ready Room 12 hours prior to their session. A technician will be available to assist as needed.

Speaker Toolkit
For details on uploading slides and more, visit the online speaker toolkit .

Speaker Ready Room 201 Hours
Sunday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 5:00pm

Read more policies and general information in the final scientific program .
World Sleep 2019 is organized by World Sleep Society and hosted by the Canadian Sleep Society . Members of either organization receive a discount on World Sleep congress registration .