The American Academy of Sleep Medicine invites all eligible voting members to participate in the 2020 – 2021 AASM leadership election.

In fall 2019, the AASM announced a call for nominations for vacancies on the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee. We received a strong response from a host of highly qualified members who share a passion for the sleep field. The Nominating Committee thoroughly assessed the applicants, taking into consideration their history of AASM service, leadership experience, vision for the AASM, and unique expertise. Other factors that can enhance the diversity of the Board of Directors — including the applicants’ demographic, geographic and professional characteristics — were also considered.

Finally, the Nominating Committee recommended a slate of candidates, which was approved by the Board of Directors. Biographical information summarizing the qualifications and professional background of each candidate is available on the AASM Leadership Election webpage. Please review this information and submit your vote by Sunday, March 22.

If you have questions about the ballot or the voting process, please contact Kimberly McNamara in the AASM national office at 630-737-9700 or

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank you for your participation in this important process.


Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA