As a professional membership society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) must remain relevant amid constantly changing circumstances by providing consistent and lasting value for our members. This requires the leaders of the AASM to frequently assess the organization’s priorities and direction to determine if they are still aligned with the needs of our members and the field of sleep medicine.
The AASM board of directors embarked on such a process in 2019 by initiating the development of a new strategic plan that will guide AASM activities for the next three to five years. A membership survey and a Diversity and Inclusion Committee report provided essential feedback that guided the board of directors through the strategic planning process. — AASM President Kelly Carden, MD, MBA