Thanksgiving Day is an opportunity for us to spend time with family and friends and reflect on what is most important in our lives. As Cynthia Ozick writes, “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”  

As president of the AASM, I want you to know that I am extremely grateful for your loyal support of the sleep medicine field. Your membership with the AASM helps support several important initiatives in the areas of education, advocacy and professional standards that are shaping the future of our field. Your commitment to sleep medicine is also evident in the quality of care you provide to patients in the management of their sleep illness.  By helping patients sleep better, you are improving their health and enhancing their quality of life – this is a gift for which many of them will always be thankful.

It is an honor to work alongside so many talented colleagues, and I am especially thankful to have the privilege of serving as your president. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sam Fleishman, MD
AASM President