AASM Call for 2021 – 2022 Committee Volunteers

AASM members can expand your professional knowledge, network with colleagues, and contribute to the sleep medicine field by volunteering to serve on an AASM 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 three consecutive years, and it requires participation on monthly conference calls and collaborative involvement on projects that meet the committee mandate.

The call for volunteers is now closed.

Appointment notifications will be sent to volunteer applicants by late April, with committee terms commencing in June. If you have questions about the volunteer process, please contact Jetaun Mallett at jmallett@aasm.org.

Committees to Consider

Mandate: The Accreditation Committee evaluates the existing accreditation programs and standards and identifies potential new accreditation models based on the current and future needs of the field of sleep medicine and the strategic priorities of the AASM. The committee will make all accreditation status decisions.

Mandate: The AASM Advocacy Committee provides nonpartisan guidance and support for the implementation of AASM policy priorities at the local, state, and federal level in the United States. The committee helps develop strategies to engage members at the local and national level in advocacy and advance the AASM Legislative Agenda with elected officials and federal agencies.

Mandate: The APSS Program Committee is a joint committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The committee shapes the annual SLEEP meeting and its content – everything from cutting-edge science to engaging speakers to beneficial education opportunities

Mandate: The Artificial Intelligence in Sleep Medicine Committee reviews advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) within the sleep medicine field.  The committee provides educational information based on technological advances and the AASM’s strategic priorities to prepare our members for the clinical integration of AI.

Mandate: The Coding and Compliance Committee evaluates changes related to new and existing CPT and HCPCS Level II codes, and code values as determined by the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules, policies and regulations to make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Mandate: The Conflict of Interest (COI) Advisory Panel assists the Board of Directors with the annual review and implementation of the AASM COI policy in order to maintain integrity, credibility and transparency across all volunteer and elected positions of the AASM.

Mandate: The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee works to promote a welcoming environment and improve diversity, equity and inclusion within the AASM.

Mandate: The Education Committee proposes and develops educational programs, initiatives and products that meet the educational needs of the AASM membership and their patients.

Mandate: The Lifelong Learning Development Committee develops educational resources related to lifelong learning in the field of sleep medicine, including the sleep medicine in-training examination and maintenance of certification (MOC) products.

Mandate: The Payer Policy Review Committee develops and maintains resources based on AASM publications for payers to use when updating or establishing sleep-specific policies.

Mandate:  The Public Safety Committee identifies safety risks related to sleep, fatigue and circadian misalignment and develops strategies to advocate for and promote improved regulatory oversight, awareness, alertness, and overall safety.

Mandate: The Scoring Manual Committee reviews the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events, provides clarifications of the scoring rules, and recommends necessary updates to ensure it is current with AASM publications and policies, while addressing the evolution of sleep testing technology.

Mandate: The Sleep Technologist and Respiratory Therapist Education Committee recommends and develops educational content that is critical for sleep technologists and respiratory therapists working in AASM-accredited sleep facilities.

Mandate: The Technology Innovation Committee monitors and evaluates emerging and evolving technologies that impact the practice of sleep medicine. This committee is responsible for developing AASM member resources for members that include guidance on potential ways to incorporate this technology into clinical practice.

Learn more about AASM committees. To explore openings for other AASM volunteer positions, including AASM Foundation award reviewers, AASM mentors, and Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine manuscript reviewers, visit the Volunteer Opportunities page.