On March 5–16, 2012, the AASM will hold a two-week An Introduction to Sleep Technology: An A-STEP Course at the AASM national office in Darien, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago). Centers interested in sending their new technicians to this course have the option to take advantage of a new financing option where you pay just $500 at the time of registration (the balance of the registration fee due 4 week prior to the course). The deadline to participate in this financing option is Monday, February 6, 2012.

During the course—accredited by the AASM as an Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program (A-STEP) Introductory Course—up to 20 sleep technicians will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge needed to begin a successful career in the field of sleep technology. Attendees of this training program will receive:

  • Over $1,100.00 of course material included with their registration fees
  • Training from expert faculty including Richard Rosenberg, PhD (course chair); Hari Bandla, MD; Traci Buckles, RPSGT; Neil Freedman, MD; Shane Szutenbach, RPSGT; and Harry Whitmore, RPSGT
  • Over 30 hours of interactive, hands-on practice exercises with faculty
  • Overnight observation at a sleep center

Facilities interested in sending their new technicians to this course can visit the Sleep Education Series portion of the AASM website for more information or to register. Questions may be directed to the AASM meeting department by sending an email to education@aasm.org or by calling 630-737-9768.