“You’ve changed my life. I feel like a new person.”
Those are the words that all sleep clinicians love to hear. All too often, our patients have suffered for years – sometimes decades – with an untreated sleep disorder. Forgetting what it’s like to feel alert and refreshed, they struggle to sleep and stumble through life. They’re trapped in a vicious cycle.
That’s when we enter the picture. As sleep medicine professionals, we truly hold the key that can unlock better health and a better life for our patients.
As your professional society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is committed to equipping you with the resources you need for your clinical practice. Our goal is to help you provide the highest quality of care so that your patients can achieve optimal health through better sleep.
This year the AASM published quality measures for the care of patients with sleep disorders, released updated clinical practice guidelines, and unveiled the Evolve Sleep web portal as a comprehensive new member resource. Much more is in store for you in the months ahead, including the launch of Tell A Sleep Doc, a state-of-the-art telemedicine platform for the field of sleep medicine.
I encourage you to renew your membership today so that you can continue to benefit from the AASM’s exceptional professional resources in 2016.
Let’s continue to provide life-changing patient care as we navigate the future of sleep medicine together.
Nathaniel F. Watson, MD, MSc