COVID-19 Pulse Survey
In late July and early August 2020, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine surveyed its members to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep medicine practices and sleep facilities.
During the two-week survey period, the two-minute online survey was completed by 551 members. A follow-up pulse survey is planned for late October 2020.
You can download the following slides to view the results of the survey. You also can read a special article in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine that highlights key results. A report also will be posted online soon.
Town Hall Forum
AASM President Dr. Kannan Ramar hosted a Presidential Town Hall Forum: COVID-19 and Sleep Medicine, on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. During this live webinar, Dr. Ramar presented the results of the COVID-19 pulse survey. He also discussed the survey results with two panelists: Dr. Indira Gurubhagavatula, chair of the AASM COVID-19 Task Force, and Dr. Thomas Speer, chair of the AASM Advocacy Committee. Topics of discussion included advocacy priorities and recent updates to the AASM’s COVID-19 resources. The webinar concluded with a moderated Q&A session to respond to questions submitted by attendees. Watch the webinar recording below.