As the professional membership society for the sleep field, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine relies on the involvement of members who volunteer their time and expertise to help the AASM advance sleep care and enhance sleep health to improve lives. Throughout the year the AASM offers a variety of opportunities for members to become involved on a committee or task force, as course faculty or chair, and in positions of leadership.
Volunteer opportunities are listed below. Make a valuable contribution to the AASM and help advance the field of sleep medicine by volunteering in one of our available sleep medicine positions!
Deadline: March 1
AASM members can expand your professional knowledge, network with colleagues and contribute to the sleep medicine field by volunteering to serve on an AASM standing committee. A diverse slate of committees enables you to engage your professional interests within the AASM. Service as a committee member is a one-year appointment with a maximum of a three-year consecutive term, and it requires participation on monthly conference calls and collaborative involvement on projects that meet the committee mandate. Reports are sent to the board of directors on a quarterly basis. Review the call for committee volunteers and complete the volunteer application.
Deadline: Feb. 29
The AASM mentor program connects aspiring professionals (mentees) with more experienced professionals (mentors) in the sleep medicine field. The goal of the program is to generate a meaningful relationship for mentors to provide direction and instruction to assist mentees in their personal and career growth through professional development, knowledge and skill transfer, networking, and guidance.
Late-breaking abstracts: March 20
Abstracts and course/session proposals: CLOSED
Up to four late-breaking abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at SLEEP 2020 on Monday, June 15. Presentations will be selected based on outstanding scientific quality and innovation for a 10-minute lecture with an additional 5 minutes for questions. Submit your abstract with emerging data found between December 2019 and March 2020. Learn more about late-breaking abstracts at sleepmeeting.org.
The AASM Foundation invites qualified members to serve as application reviewers for its strategic research, community or training award programs. If interested, please contact the AASM Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage members to share their news, stories and suggestions for future topics in upcoming issues of Montage, a quarterly newsletter for AASM members. If interested, send your professional or personal stories, photos and news to Montage@aasm.org.
Sitting committee members are invited to submit an application for open committee Chair positions each February.
Each October the AASM invites qualified members to nominate themselves to be considered for positions that will be opening on the AASM Board of Directors and AASM Nominating Committee.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for online session proposal reviewers for SLEEP each October.