Honoraria and Reimbursement Policy

World Sleep Society’s
World Sleep 2017 Honoraria and Reimbursement Policy

Honoraria
World Sleep Foundation does not provide honoraria to academic planners, committee members, co-chairs, or speakers. No individual involved in a CME activity may receive payments directly from a commercial interest, including honoraria, travel, out-of-pocket expenses or other payments.

Reimbursement Policy
Complimentary registration and reimbursement of travel costs will be based on the following eligibility guidelines:

Keynote Speakers

  • Complementary registration
  • Transportation to Prague (coach fare arranged by our travel office)
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel accommodations for 3 to 4 nights based on need
  • Access to all social activities

Program Committee and Scientific Committee Chairs

  • Complimentary registration
  • Hotel accommodations for 2 nights: Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7

Course Speakers

  • Complimentary registration
  • Hotel accommodations for 1 or 2 nights based on the date of the course
    • Saturday Course Speakers:
      • 2 nights: Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7
    • Sunday Course Speakers:
      • 1 night: Saturday, October 7

Hotel Reimbursement Policy
Unless prior approval is obtained, all complimentary hotel stays must be booked under the official congress block in order to qualify for reimbursement. Booking instructions will be provided.

Submitted Symposium, Abstracts and Affiliated Meeting Speakers

Accepted symposium, abstract, and affiliated meeting speakers must register to participate in the congress and are not eligible to receive reimbursements for travel expenses.

Invited Symposium, Technologist, and Surgeon Presenters

  • Complimentary registration
  • Definition of Invited Speaker: An invited speaker is someone outside of the field of sleep who typically would not attend our conference. An example would be when the chair of the symposium has received approval to invite a symposium speaker to present on a topic that would not otherwise be presented by others attending the congress. The invited symposium speaker would receive complimentary registration to attend and present their findings.