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21 10, 2022

In memoriam: Howard Roffwarg, MD

2022-12-08T10:31:39-06:00October 21st, 2022|Membership|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine regrets to announce the death of Howard Roffwarg, MD, a founding member of the AASM and a pioneer in the fields of clinical sleep medicine and sleep and circadian research. He was a professor of psychiatry for many [...]

3 12, 2021

In memoriam: Allan Rechtschaffen, PhD

2022-10-19T16:02:53-05:00December 3rd, 2021|Membership|

Sleep research pioneer Allan Rechtschaffen passed away Nov. 29, 2021, at the age of 93. Born in New York City in 1927, Dr. Rechtschaffen earned his PhD in clinical psychology from Northwestern University in 1956. As a researcher at the University of Chicago, Rechtschaffen [...]

19 03, 2020

In Memoriam: Mark Mahowald, MD (1937 – 2020)

2022-10-19T16:05:19-05:00March 19th, 2020|Membership|

The AASM regrets to announce the passing of longtime AASM member and sleep medicine leader Mark Mahowald, MD, on March 18, 2020. He was a world-renowned sleep physician, researcher and educator who had an enormous impact on the field of sleep medicine, particularly in [...]

23 12, 2019

In Memoriam: Sleep medicine pioneer Helio Lemmi, MD (1938-2019)

2019-12-23T16:15:44-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Membership|

The AASM regrets to announce the passing of longtime AASM member and sleep medicine pioneer Helio Lemmi, MD. In 1998 he was a co-recipient of the AASM Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the sleep field. [...]

10 07, 2019

In Memoriam: Christian Guilleminault, MD (1938-2019)

2019-07-21T14:15:17-05:00July 10th, 2019|Featured, Membership|

The AASM regrets to announce the passing of longtime AASM member and sleep medicine pioneer Christian Guilleminault, MD. As reported by the World Sleep Society, Dr. Guilleminault died at the age of 80 on July 9, 2019, from complications due to metastatic prostate cancer. [...]

25 02, 2018

In Memoriam: Sleep researcher Serge Daan

2018-02-25T04:08:06-06:00February 25th, 2018|Research|

Sleep researcher Serge Daan passed away on Feb. 9, 2018, according to an announcement from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Daan is remembered for his seminal work in chronobiology, sleep research, psychiatry, physiology, ecology and behavioral biology. Along with Alex Borbély and [...]

22 10, 2022

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – October 22, 2022

2022-12-07T16:27:44-06:00October 22nd, 2022|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Philips update on PAP device recall In its new “Sleep and Respiratory Care Bulletin #8,” Philips describes options available [...]

17 09, 2022

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – September 17, 2022

2022-12-08T15:36:50-06:00September 17th, 2022|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. CMS proposed rule: Physician fee schedule The AASM recently submitted a comment letter to CMS in response to the [...]

10 09, 2022

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – September 10, 2022

2022-12-08T15:40:28-06:00September 10th, 2022|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. FDA: Philips recalls masks with magnets The FDA issued a safety communication announcing that Philips Respironics has recalled certain [...]

6 08, 2022

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – August 6, 2022

2022-08-09T12:43:54-05:00August 6th, 2022|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Effect of CPAP therapy on blood pressure In patients with moderate to severe OSA without severe sleepiness, CPAP resulted [...]

16 07, 2022

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – July 16, 2022

2022-07-20T22:18:16-05:00July 16th, 2022|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Philips update on PAP device recall Visit the Resources for Clinicians and Physicians page of the Philips PAP device [...]

16 04, 2022

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – April 16, 2022

2022-04-19T15:07:52-05:00April 16th, 2022|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Improve outcomes with sleep psychology Learn how to think, what to say, and when to use specific psychological tools [...]

19 02, 2022

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – February 19, 2022

2022-02-22T15:16:34-06:00February 19th, 2022|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Senator urges FDA to take action vs Philips U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and William Tong, attorney general of Connecticut, [...]

11 12, 2021

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – December 11, 2021

2021-12-20T15:45:31-06:00December 11th, 2021|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Submit SLEEP course proposals by Monday Be a part of SLEEP 2022, the 36th annual meeting of the Associated [...]

4 12, 2021

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – December 4, 2021

2021-12-06T11:05:06-06:00December 4th, 2021|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Match Day: Record number of sleep fellows A record-breaking 179 physicians were matched with a sleep medicine fellowship training [...]

21 08, 2021

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – August 21, 2021

2021-08-21T15:25:32-05:00August 21st, 2021|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Philips recall: Temporary PAP devices A July 16 FAQ posted by the DME MACs indicates that DME suppliers can [...]

7 08, 2021

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – August 7, 2021

2021-08-08T15:41:35-05:00August 7th, 2021|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Optimal Medicare NIV coverage criteria CHEST published reports from a technical expert panel involving the AASM, ATS, and AARC [...]

17 07, 2021

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – July 17, 2021

2021-07-19T09:44:59-05:00July 17th, 2021|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Update on CMS 90-day adherence rule CMS has instructed the DME MACs to not enforce clinical indications of coverage [...]

23 01, 2021

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – January 23, 2021

2021-01-26T19:10:03-06:00January 23rd, 2021|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Update from the COVID-19 Task Force The AASM COVID-19 Task Force is providing this update to help sleep medicine [...]

29 12, 2020

Top 10 sleep medicine trends in 2020: Year in review

2022-07-11T10:54:30-05:00December 29th, 2020|Clinical Resources|

By all accounts, 2020 was a tough year. The field of sleep medicine experienced numerous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lost beloved colleagues such as AASM Founding President William C. Dement, MD; AASM Past President Mark Mahowald, MD; and renowned RLS scientist [...]

12 12, 2020

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – December 12, 2020

2020-12-21T17:36:50-06:00December 12th, 2020|Weekly Insider|

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. New webcasts explore sleep telemedicine Visit the new AASM telemedicine video library to view a two-part webcast recorded by [...]

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