In less than three weeks, hundreds of sleep medicine clinicians from across the country will gather at Sleep Medicine Trends 2017 to discuss the latest advances in our field and consider future opportunities for growth. There is still time for you to register and join us for this premier event, which will be held at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

I promise you that the trip will be worth your time. For two-and-a-half days, you will learn from some of the brightest minds in our field about novel treatments, innovative care models, and the best business practices in sleep medicine. A new hands-on learning experience will make the program more interactive, and an optional course will focus on oral appliance therapy. Physicians who attend Trends 2017 can obtain up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 20 ABIM MOC points.

I have the privilege of opening the weekend with a keynote address on the future of sleep medicine. While I recognize that we face significant challenges as the health care landscape continues to change, I am highly optimistic about the future of our field.

The epidemiology of sleep disorders, increased recognition of their centrality to human health, advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies, and improved technology will drive our future. Our task now is to imagine and innovate new approaches to the delivery of effective sleep medicine for the millions who stand to benefit. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you and would be interested to hear your feedback.

As an extra incentive, when you register for Trends 2017 by Feb. 14 you will receive access to the 2015 Board Review Course bundle of online learning modules for FREE – a value of $300. These modules are especially valuable if you are preparing for the 2017 initial certification or MOC exam in sleep medicine.

Escape the winter dnewrums and revitalize your passion for sleep medicine by joining us at Sleep Medicine Trends 2017.


Ronald D. Chervin, MD, MS
AASM President