The transition into a new year offers many opportunities for growth. Whether you are expanding a sleep center, adding to your professional toolkit, or participating in career development, you will continue to receive valuable resources, insight and encouragement from the AASM in the year ahead. In this issue, we focus on the different ways our members have grown and their continued impact on sleep medicine. We are thankful for our ambitious AASM members, who never stop improving and growing!
The Montage Team
2018-2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Douglas Kirsch, MD, President
- Ilene M. Rosen, MD, MS, Immediate Past President
- Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, President-Elect
- Raman Malhotra, MD, Secretary/Treasurer
- R. Nisha Aurora, MD, MHS
- David Kristo, MD
- Jennifer Martin, PhD
- Eric Olson, MD
- Kannan Ramar, MD
- Carol L. Rosen, MD
- James Rowley, MD
- Anita Shelgikar, MD, MHPE
The AASM appreciates your support this past year, and we look forward to your continued commitment in 2019. Together we represent a significant voice, and as a group we make a positive difference in the field of sleep medicine. Here are some new member benefits and resources to look forward to this year:
Diversity and Inclusion at the AASM
For the 2018/2019 membership year, the AASM Board of Directors (AASM BOD) commissioned a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to evaluate how well the AASM does in fostering a welcoming environment for all members. The task force is currently assessing the AASM membership to identify underrepresented groups, detect any barriers to diversity and inclusion, and recommend strategies to the AASM BOD for improvement.
As part of this effort, the task force is gathering demographic data of AASM members, including information on gender, special accommodations, practice type, and race and ethnicity. To do this, the task force kindly asks you to answer 4 short questions. The information collected will not be shared externally, except for aggregate reporting purposes.
Your input is encouraged! Here’s how you can participate:
- Log in to your AASM account.
- Select ‘Edit Profile’ in the upper right-hand corner.
- Scroll down to ‘Diversity and Inclusion Data Collection.’
- Complete the available questions.
- Click ‘Update Account.’
New for 2019
Free Scoring Manual: All members will now receive free access to the online AASM Scoring Manual when you join or renew for 2019.
Membership Dues Reductions: Sleep Team membership dues reduced to $200, with an extra $100 discount for staff of accredited facility members; Affiliate membership dues reduced to $250. See requirements.
Retired Membership Category: For individuals who are aged 65 or older and work zero hours per week in the field of sleep medicine. Annual dues: $100.
Automatic Renewal Program: Enroll in auto-renew for easy, secure and green renewals. Your saved payment method will automatically be charged for the next membership period to guarantee uninterrupted access to your benefits and fewer renewal reminders.
Case Study of the Month: Keep your diagnostic skills sharp with quick, interactive case studies from the Case Book of Sleep Medicine.
Sleep Team Assemblies: Four new online communities for individuals who have similar professional backgrounds or shared interests to collaborate and network. (January 2019)
This could be your last issue!
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This content was published in the Winter 2018 issue of Montage, the official membership publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). To read more content from this issue, click the button below!