As the sleep medicine field continues to evolve, the AASM requires strong leaders to set the strategic direction for the organization. The AASM invites qualified members to nominate themselves to be considered for positions that will be opening in 2017 on the AASM Board of Directors and AASM Nominating Committee.

All interested candidates should review the qualifications and responsibilities prior to submitting the required documentation:

  • AASM Board of Directors: There will be a minimum of 2 openings for up to a three-year term of service as an at-large member of the Board of Directors. Directors are eligible for re-election for no more than one additional consecutive term. Directors are required to attend five face-to-face meetings annually and participate in conference calls as necessary. The names of the final candidates will be submitted to the membership for election to the position.
  • AASM Nominating Committee: There will be 1 opening for a two-year term of service as an at-large member of the Nominating Committee, which is responsible for evaluating applications received from the membership for open positions on the Board of Directors and recommending highly qualified candidates for service in leadership capacities. The name of the final candidate will be submitted to the membership for election to the position.

Standard qualifications for service in any of these roles include:

  • A member in good standing
  • A member of the AASM for at least five consecutive years
  • Service on an AASM committee or task force at some time in the past five years

Terms of service for new appointees to the AASM Board of Directors and Nominating Committee will commence in June at SLEEP 2017.

Members interested in nominating themselves for one or more of these three roles are required to review the conflict of interest policy before completing and submitting the following documentation:

  1. Conflict of interest disclosure form
  2. Brief CV or Biosketch (maximum two pages) – template can be used if desired; it is not the required format.
  3. Letter of intent (maximum two pages)

The required documentation must be submitted to Becky Roberts in the AASM national office by email to, fax to (630) 737-9790 or postal mail to:
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Attn: Becky Roberts
2510 N. Frontage Road
Darien, IL 60561

The deadline for all required documentation to be submitted to the AASM national office is Wednesday, November 16, 2016.