AASM committee volunteer deadline extended to Tuesday, Feb. 28

Expand your professional knowledge, network with colleagues and contribute to the sleep medicine field by volunteering to serve on an AASM standing committee. A diverse slate of committees enables you to engage your professional interests, and the potential appointment of several new committees in 2017 may increase the opportunities available.

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. Reports are sent to the board of directors on a quarterly basis.

Committees to Consider

Accreditation Committee: Carries out board-approved standards for all forms of accreditation. The committee should identify issues with accreditation standards and recommend courses of action to the board of directors. The committee will recommend to the board of directors accreditation status for all forms of accreditation.

Coding and Compliance Committee: Evaluates issues related to existing codes in CPT, HCPCS Level II (DME codes) and code evaluations as determined by the Relative Value Scale Update Committee [RUC] and makes recommendations to the board of directors. This group also develops compliance resources for members.

Payer Policy Review Committee: Develops recommendations from AASM guidelines for payers to use when establishing policies.
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 products.

Occupational Sleep Wellness Committee: Engages various occupations and populations who are at risk for sleep deprivation and provides education on the effects of sleep deprivation and fatigue management strategies.

Technology Presidential Committee: Monitors and evaluates emerging and evolving technologies that impact the practice of sleep medicine. This includes both patient-focused technologies and practice-focused technologies. This committee is responsible for developing educational resources for members that include best practices for the use of these technologies.

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.

Health Policy Strategy Committee: Identifies emerging health policy, payer and legislative priorities and recommends initiatives to the board of directors.

Membership Committee: Supports the activities of the AASM Membership Department by providing feedback regarding membership benefits, serving as AASM social media ambassadors, and providing recommendations for the AASM Fellow Member program.

Young Physicians Committee: Supports the growth of the field of sleep medicine by providing feedback and ideas for improving sleep medicine training programs and developing resources that are attractive to young physicians in the field.

Application Process

Members interested in volunteering should review the conflict of interest policy and submit the following 4 documents by email to Britney Heald at bheald@aasm.org by Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.

1. Committee Volunteer Interest Form
2. Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (select 1):

3. Copyright Assignment Form
4. 2-page CV/biosketch summary

Appointments will be recommended by the Committee on Committees in March and approved by the Board of Directors in April. Appointment notifications will be sent to volunteers in late April, with committee terms commencing at SLEEP 2017 in June.

Updated Feb. 23, 2017

2017-10-02T16:17:12+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Professional Development|