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International Surgical Sleep Society Meetings

The ISSS holds international scientific meetings that enable surgeons from around the world to discuss advances in sleep surgery and to share their research findings. These meetings have provided the foundation for ongoing ISSS research initiatives that will help patients with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea and the surgeons who care for them.

Upcoming Meetings

2023 Educational Update

Friday, September 29, 2023
Nashville, Tennessee

2024 Annual Meeting

January 24-26, 2024
Wollongong, Australia

2024 Australia Travel Visa

Please apply for a Tourist Visa for the ISSS 2023 Annual Meeting. A mobile device is required to download the app and apply for the Visa. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Make the Most of Your Stay in Nashville at #ISSS2023!

Know that old proverb about all work and no play? Well, it’s true. Once you’ve registered for the ISSS 2023 Educational Update – #ISSS2023, you’ll want to start making plans to explore the many must-see sights in vibrant and historic Nashville, Tennessee!


Music City will make your social media shine. The vibrant neon lights of Printers Alley are guaranteed to make your posts zing, and you’ll capture images of a lifetime at Honky Tonk Highway. Bring Greek flair to your pages at Nashville’s full-scale Parthenon replica, or create a unique background with the white walls and black images at the Heiroglitches Mural. The Bear Outing mural celebrates diversity and kindness, while the I Believe in Nashville murals are hugely popular photo ops. If you’re a Dolly Parton fan (and who isn’t?) you’ll love Dolly at The Five Spot, and find your wings at the popular What Lifts You mural. And if you return home without a photo in front of the Grand Ole Opry were you even in Nashville??

A Shopping Meca

With myriad shopping options, Nashville is the ideal place for a splurge! Vintage-inspired clothing store Imogene + Willie specializes in unique textiles, and jewelry, while The Hip Zipper is an award-winning all-vintage clothing shop. For extra-posh boutiques and big-name stores visit The Gulch neighborhood. To satisfy your sweet tooth, head to Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, where pralines and hand- stretched saltwater taffy are stars. Welcome Home is a gem of a home décor shop, while Gift Horse focuses on unique locally made goods. Philanthropic apparel company Project 615 offers cool Nashville apparel, pennants, and more, while Five Points Alley Shops offers goods and garments with uniquely Nashville flare. And no trip to Nashville is complete without a pair of boots from Boot Country, where you’ll find more than 20,000 boots to choose from.

Libations Galore

Nashville’s hop culture is thriving. Southern Grist Brewing pushes the boundaries of what it means to be a beer, while speakeasy-style taproom Bearded Iris Brewing has you covered with its smooth and buttery ‘Moon Dust.’ Boundary-pushing beers and delicious pizzas are the specialty of TailGate Brewery, while Hops & Crafts Taproom serves local brews and shareable pub fare. For artisanal cocktails in cool settings, visit Fox Bar & Cocktail Club, or New York City-based cocktail bars Mother’s Ruin or Attaboy which is singularly credited with the entire modern craft-cocktail movement. Rice Vice is dedicated to the art of sake, while the cocktail list at Chopper riffs off Tiki classics in a Jetsons-meets-Polynesia aesthetic. If you’re looking for a little grape to go with your grains, you’re in luck. 360 Wine Bar Bistro has one of the Top 100 wine lists in the US, while City Winery serves an outstanding collection of wines with some of the best views of Downtown. Nashville also offers cold-pressed juices and shakes to support wellness, including gourmet blends at The Urban Juicer.

Foodie Central

Nashville is known for hot chicken and country-fried fare, but its steakhouse options are also a cut above. At Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse you can indulge in premium steaks, seafood, and sushi in the opulence of the Roaring Twenties, while Kayne Prime brings it all with a modern take. Though landlocked, Nashville also has a plethora of excellent seafood. Boston Commons leans into New England staples like lobster, clams, and scallops, while the chic Henrietta Red is renowned for its oysters, small plates, raw bar, and specialty cocktails. If sushi is how you roll (har har) swanky Pan-Asian Virago serves contemporary rolls and sashimi, while Blue Sushi Sake Grill is modern and clubby with sushi, Japanese tapas, and fancy drinks. Hot Chicken in Nashville is a must-try. Red’s 615 Kitchen specializes in fiery and flavorful fowl and stellar sides like pimento mac and cheese. Hattie B’s Hot Chicken is accessorized with great sides and traditional banana pudding. But for a variety of heat choices, check out Party Fowl and their hottest, the “Poultrygeist.” Vegans (and those in between) will relish every morsel at Avo, but are advised to leave room for the dairy-free cheesecake. Super vegan-friendly Copper Branch serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunflower Cafe offers gourmet veggie burgers, wraps, and bowls. And if no trip is complete without a taste of local BBQ, head to Peg Leg Porker, for dry ribs, BBQ nachos, and Kool-Aid pickles, or Shotgun Willie’s BBQ for unforgettable brisket.

Greater Perspectives

Nashville is rich with cultural and history. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum collection is vast, while the Johnny Cash Museum focuses on family heirlooms of “The Man in Black,” plus a bonus Patsy Cline Museum on the floor above. You’ll want to see who’s playing at Grand Ole Opry while you’re in town, and make time to visit Ryman Auditorium, aka “The Mother Church of Country Music” as well. Belle Meade Historic Sight & Winery offers tours of the 1853 Greek Revival Mansion alongside tastings of their award-winning wines, while Frist Art Museum boasts a collection from around the world. The story of President Andrew Jackson’s downtown duel is shared at the Tennessee State Museum, and even more musical history can be experienced at Jefferson Street Sound Museum.

Get Outside!

Nashville has plenty of outdoor spaces and places to enjoy. You’ll find miles of hiking trails and gorgeous views at Radnor Lake, woodland sculpture trails and meandering horticultural displays at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, and unforgettable hiking at Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Park, or on the trails at Centennial Park. Boat trips are available on Percy Priest Lake, or see things from a bit higher while ziplining through an old-growth forest. You can roll through some of Nashville’s coolest spots on a fat tire Electric Bike Tour, or relax and let someone else drive on a Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nashville!

2023 Educational Update Meeting Registration Fees

ISSS Members

ISSS- Full Members $300.00
ISSS- Trainee/Fellow Members $50.00
ISSS- Allied Practioner Members $150.00


Non-Member Physican $500.00
Non-Member Fellow $100.00
Non-Member Allied Practioner $300.00