Expand your professional knowledge, network with colleagues and contribute to the sleep medicine field by volunteering to serve on an AASM committee. A diverse slate of committees enables you to engage your professional interests within the AASM.
Service as a committee member is a one-year appointment with a maximum of a three-year consecutive term, and it requires participation in monthly conference calls and collaborative involvement on projects that meet the committee mandate.
Mandate: The International Member Task Force will assess the AASM’s current offerings to identify gaps and opportunities to better serve AASM’s international members.
Mandate: The AASM Intersociety Collaborations Presidential Committee fosters relationships between the AASM and other societies to identify and evaluate opportunities for collaboration.
Mandate: The Accreditation Committee evaluates the existing accreditation programs and standards and identifies potential new models of accreditation based on the current and future needs of the field of sleep medicine. The committee will recommend to the board of directors’ accreditation status for all forms of accreditation.
Mandate: The Coding and Compliance Committee evaluates changes related to existing CPT and HCPCS Level II codes and code values as determined by the Relative Value Scale Update Committee [RUC] and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Mandate: The Education Committee proposes and develops educational programs, initiatives and products that meet the educational needs of the AASM membership and their patients.
Mandate: The Lifelong Learning Development Committee develops educational resources related to lifelong learning in the field of sleep medicine, including the sleep medicine in-training examination and maintenance of certification (MOC) products.
Mandate: The Payer Policy Review Committee develops and maintains resources based on AASM publications for payers to use when updating or establishing sleep-specific policies.
Mandate: The Public Safety Committee identifies public safety risks related to sleep and fatigue, and develops strategies to advocate for and promote improved regulatory oversight, employer awareness, employee alertness, and public safety.
Mandate: The Scoring Manual Committee reviews the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events, provides clarifications of the scoring rules, and recommends necessary updates to ensure it is current with AASM publications and policies, while addressing the evolution of sleep testing technology.
Mandate: The Innovative Fellowship Models Committee oversees implementation of the ACGME Advancing Innovation in Residency Education (AIRE) proposals.
Mandate: The Sleep Technologist and Respiratory Therapist Education Committee recommends and develops educational content that is critical for sleep technologists and respiratory therapists working in AASM-accredited sleep facilities.
Mandate: The Technology Committee monitors and evaluates emerging and evolving technologies that impact the practice of sleep medicine. This committee is responsible for developing resources for members that include best practices for the use of these technologies.
Mandate: The Artificial Intelligence in Sleep Medicine Subcommittee reviews advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) within the sleep medicine field. The subcommittee provides information that is relevant to our members on how AI will affect them.
Mandate: The Diversity and Inclusion Committee evaluates how well the AASM does in fostering a welcoming environment for all members. The committee assesses the current AASM membership to identify underrepresented groups, detect any barriers to diversity and inclusion, and recommend strategies for improvement.
Mandate: The AASM Political Action Committee (PAC) leaders serve as ambassadors for the PAC by encouraging member engagement, providing strategic counsel to guide fundraising activities, and supporting AASM advocacy initiatives.
The APSS Program Committee is a joint committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The committee shapes the annual SLEEP meeting and its content – everything from cutting-edge science to engaging speakers to beneficial education opportunities.
For more information and to apply, visit the Call for Committee Volunteers page on the AASM website.