The American Academy of Sleep Medicine board of directors appreciates the participation of all AASM members who gathered in Minneapolis, Minn., to attend SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).  Special thanks are extended to the numerous members who contributed to the premier scientific meeting in the sleep field by chairing or speaking at a session or course, presenting new science, leading a membership section or lending their expertise. To see snapshots from the meeting, visit the AASM’s Facebook page and browse the SLEEP 2011 photo album.


On Monday, June 13, 2011, the AASM hosted its General Membership Meeting to discuss recent and upcoming initiatives, and to honor young investigators in the field.  Visit the AASM website to read transcripts of the talks given during this meeting by President Nancy Collop, MD, and Past President Patrick Strollo, MD.


SLEEP 2011 captured the nation’s attention as hundreds of news stories reported the intriguing findings of some of the 1,000 research abstracts that were presented at SLEEP 2011.  TIME reported that an innovative “cooling cap” could be an effective treatment option for insomnia, ABC News looked at an abstract that described how sleep problems affect marital relationships, and USA Today reported on research examining the association between chronotype and the academic performance of college students. Find links to other news stories by following @AASMorg on Twitter.


Mark your calendar for June 9-13, 2012, and make plans to join the APSS for SLEEP 2012 at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Mass.  Located in Boston’s Back Bay, the convention center puts you at the doorstep of one of the nation’s most historic and vibrant cities.  Don’t miss the SLEEP annual meeting’s first return to Beantown since 1994.  Go to throughout the year for news and updates about the meeting.