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 improve sleep health and promote high quality, patient-centered care. 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.
Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. Make a valuable contribution to the AASM and help advance the field of sleep medicine by volunteering!
Deadline: August 23
The AASM is calling for volunteers to be considered for appointment as chair of the AASM Political Action Committee (AASM PAC) or as a regional AASM PAC Ambassador. All AASM members of various backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to apply. Volunteers should have a history of political engagement, an interest in health care policy, and an understanding of sleep medicine advocacy issues such as physician reimbursement, Stark Law reform, scope of practice, drowsy driving, and NIH research funding. Candidates also should be comfortable networking with peers and fundraising. Learn more
The AASM is calling for volunteers for a new Diversity and Inclusion Task Force that will assess the current AASM membership to identify underrepresented groups, detect any barriers to diversity and inclusion, and recommend strategies for improvement. The task force will submit a comprehensive report to the Board of Directors summarizing its findings. All AASM task forces are created for a specific charge and expire with its completion. Service on a task force is a one-year appointment with a maximum of a three-year consecutive term, and it requires participation in monthly conference calls and collaborative involvement on projects that meet the mandate. Reports are sent to the board of directors on a quarterly basis. Learn more
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 in 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.
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 is calling for online session proposal reviewers for SLEEP 2018. Session proposal reviewer volunteers are asked to submit a CV, as well as the volunteer interest form. Session proposal reviewers must be available to review in the first two weeks of December.
The SLEEP 2018 Call for Abstracts and Session Proposals gives you an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise, present your research findings, and make a lasting mark on the sleep field. The Call for Abstracts and Session Proposals will open in late October and will close in mid-December.
The AASM Foundation invites qualified members to serve as award reviewers. 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.
The AASM mentor program is designed to connect aspiring professionals (mentees) of the AASM 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.
The opportunity to be a mentor is open to individuals who have been active AASM members for 5 or more consecutive years. Volunteer as a mentor today at aasm.org/mentorprogram.
AASM Volunteer Documents
- Volunteer Interest Form
- Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy
- COI Disclosure Form – Board of Directors/Standards of Practice/RUC & CPT
- COI Disclosure Form – Accreditation
- COI Disclosure Form – Coding & Compliance
- COI Disclosure Form – Other Committee/Task Force
- Copyright Assignment Form
- 2-page CV and biosketch template