Committees

The AASM relies on the volunteer efforts of several committees to move forward the mission of the organization. Below is a listing of the committees with their mandates and goals for 2019/2020.

In addition to these committees, the AASM has several task forces responsible for the development of clinical practice guidelines. Learn more about these guidelines that are in-development.

Mandate: The Accreditation Committee evaluates the existing accreditation programs and standards and identifies potential new models of accreditation based on the current and future needs of the field of sleep medicine. The committee will recommend to the Board of Directors’ accreditation status for all forms of accreditation.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Evaluate current accreditation programs and propose any revisions that would more closely align the programs to current practice models (e.g., corporate program structure, DME accreditation, new model for facility accreditation).
  2. Identify new accreditation programs to address new segments of sleep medicine practices or add value for AASM facility members (e.g., Centers of Excellence, telemedicine).
  3. Assist in the review of accreditation applications submitted to the AASM.
  4. Review accreditation related center issues and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Raman Malhotra, MD
Staff: Melissa Clark, Ray Anthonijsz
Chair: Alexandre Rocha Abreu, MD
Kimi Clark Rodahaffer, RPSGT, RST, CCSH
Imran Iftikhar, MD
Katelyn G. Smith, DO
Branuprakash Kolla, MD
Lowery Thompson, MD
Stephanie Zandieh, MD
Sanjay Agarwal, MD, MBA
Edward Mezerhane, MD
Lara Wittine, MD
Raman Malhotra, MD

Mandate: The Alternative Payment Model (APM) Task Force will refine a bundled payment option for OSA management.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Submit a revised bundled payment model and testing plan to the Board of Directors for approval.
  2. Implement the testing plan, analyze and present testing data to the Board of Directors.
  3. Refine the bundled payment model based on testing data and Board recommendations and prepare for submission to PTAC.
  4. Identify a non-Medicare population in which the bundled payment model can be tested.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Douglas B. Kirsch, MD and Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg, MD
Staff: Diedra Gray, Sherene Thomas
Chair: Jeremy Weingarten, MD
Emerson Wickwire, PhD
Katherine Buki, MD
Raghu Upender, MD
Charles Bae, MD

Mandate: The Artificial Intelligence in Sleep Medicine committee reviews advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) within the sleep medicine field. The committee provides information that is relevant to our members on how AI will affect them.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Explore the use of computer-assisted scoring technologies and collaborate with Consumer and Clinical Technology Committee.
  2. Evaluate unrealized value of data obtained from the PSG for clinical application (e.g. spindle density, delta power) and collaborate with the Scoring Manual Committee as needed.
  3. Finalize Inter-scorer Reliability data sharing agreements.
  4. Review submitted Inter-scorer Reliability data sharing agreements and provide recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  5. Evaluate and provide recommendations on certification programs for machine learning algorithms.
  6. Develop educational content (e.g., AASM website blog posts, Montage article, Sleep Medicine Trends lecture) to continue to inform members about advances in AI and the potential role of AI in sleep medicine.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: David Kristo, MD
Staff: Jon Wendling, Lynn Celmer
Chair/Technology Committee Liaison: Cathy Goldstein, MD
Vice-Chair: M. Brandon Westover, MD, PhD
Consultant: Daniel V. Fabbri, PhD
Technology Committee Liaison: Seema Khosla, MD
Susan Redline, MD, MPH
David Kent, MD
Richard Berry, MD
Azizi Seixas, PhD
Octavian Ioachimescu, MD, PhD, MBA
Hao Cheng, MD
Thomas Gustafson, MD
Arun Badi, MD, PhD

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.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Monitor changes to or introduction of new HCPCS Level II and CPT codes that are relevant to sleep medicine providers.
  2. Identify opportunities for creating new codes for sleep medicine by reviewing all AASM clinical practice guidelines and the ICSD-3.
  3. Evaluate requests to develop or support CPT code change proposals and/or partner with sister organizations to develop and submit code change proposals.
  4. Review changes to national or local Medicare policies and communicate these updates to members.
  5. Review and assess recommendations relevant to sleep medicine providers in the CMS Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule.
  6. Continue to monitor APMs and revisit and update prior AASM work on APMs.Develop resources for members to educate them on how to correctly code for services and properly comply with national and regional Medicare policies and other federal rules and regulations (e.g., Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)).
  7. Update and maintain coding FAQs on AASM website.
  8. Respond to member inquiries specific to the areas of coding and reimbursement.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg, MD
Staff: Diedra Gray, Sherene Thomas
Consultant, CPT Alternate Representative: Vikas Jain, MD
Chair: Jeffrey McGovern, MD
Vice Chair: Mark Garwood, MD
Terry Brown, DO
Bobbi Hopkins, MD
Homer Johnson, MD
Jeremy Weingarten, MD
Asha Singh, MD
Gabriela De Bruin, MD
Amit Patel, MD

Mandate: The Consumer and Clinical Technology Committee monitors and evaluates emerging and evolving technologies that impact the practice of sleep medicine. This committee is responsible for developing resources for members that include best practices for the use of these technologies.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Identify and prioritize emerging and evolving consumer and clinical technologies based on how impactful they are to the practice of sleep medicine.
  2. Develop additional technology assessment reports while reviewing and updating on a regular basis the existing reports posted on the AASM website.
  3. Develop educational resources for members that include best practices for the use of the highest-prioritized technologies.
  4. Collaborate with AI Committee regarding computer-assisted scoring technologies.
  5. Collaborate with AI Committee regarding validation and methodology.
  6. Review requests from industry on emerging technologies and provide feedback and recommendations to the BOD.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Douglas B. Kirsch, MD
Staff: Jon Wendling, Lynn Celmer
Chair/Liaison to AI Committee: Seema Khosla, MD
AI Committee Liaison: Cathy Goldstein, MD
Maryann Deak, MD
Dominic Gault, MD
Dennis Hwang, MD
Younghoon Kwon, MD
Daniel O’Hearn, MD
Sharon Schutte-Rodin, MD
Michael Yurcheshen, MD
Nitun Verma, MD, MBA
Deborah Ziwot, DMD
Ambrose Chiang, MD
Joseph Kern, MD
Scott Ryals, MD

Mandate: The Diversity and Inclusion Committee works to promote a welcoming environment for all AASM members.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Assess the current AASM membership and leadership to identify underrepresented groups and detect any barriers to diversity and inclusion.
  2. Recommend strategies to improve diversity and inclusion within the AASM.
  3. Assess the need for a Hardship membership category and provide recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  4. Identify any barriers that may deter members from underrepresented groups from serving in leadership roles within the AASM.
  5. Develop resources that will educate AASM members on Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Carol Rosen, MD
Staff: Mariam Owodele, Jennifer Ver Huel
Chair: Andrew Spector, MD
Vice Chair: Kyra Clark, MD
Olufunke Afolabi-Brown, MBBS
Cathy Alessi, MD
Loretta Colvin, APRN, RN
Patricio Escalante, MD
Fauziya Hassan, MD
Derek Lam, MD
Edith Mensah-Osman, MD, PhD
Matthew Tucker, PhD, RGSGT
Adrian Velasquez, MD, MPH
Venugopal Komakula, MD, MPH
Valerie Stone, PhD, RCP
Jose Contreras, MD

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

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Review all AASM education products to identify any content gaps and update them to ensure alignment with current standards and guidelines.
  2. Identify gaps in sleep educational resources for sleep medicine stakeholders (e.g., sleep team members, other medical specialties, surgical specialties) and develop resources as necessary.
  3. Review content of enduring AASM on-demand materials to ensure they meet ABIM MOC or other lifelong learning education credit requirements.
  4. Review submissions for the Young Investigator Research Awards and High School Video Contest.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Kannan Ramar, MD
Staff: Catherine Elliott, Kathleen Fitzgerald
Chair: Tomasz Kuzniar, MD, PhD
Vice Chair: Meghna Mansukhani, MD
Nura Festic, MD
Elisabeth James, PhD
Sarah Patel, MD
Harish Rao, MD
Bernardo Selim, MD
Craig Canapari, MD
Swapan Dholakia, MD
Sogol Javaheri, MD
Alejandra Lastra, MD
Dennis Auckley, MD
Sabin Bista, MBBS
Judy Chang, MD
Lacie Petitto, DNP, RN

Mandate: The Guidelines Advisory Panel (GAP) works with the AASM staff to oversee the development of clinical practice guideline (CPG) and position paper (PoPa), approve key steps in development processes and to make recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors (BOD) for approval to publish the systematic review (SR), CPG, and PoPa documents.

Goals for 2019/2020:

Clinical Practice Guidelines

  1. Prioritize and make recommendations to the BOD for new CPG update/development projects.
  2. Assist the staff in identifying potential Chairs and task force members for all CPG projects.
  3. Review the Preliminary Project Charter before it is submitted to the BOD for approval.
  4. Approve the final project charter for all CPGs, ensuring that the PICO questions adhere to the format and scope outlined in the AASM CPG Development Handbook and that any revisions or clarifications requested by the BOD or Executive Committee (EC) are made.
  5. Approve Progress Report #1, ensuring that the project is progressing according to the project charter, and that the evidence identified by the task force is sufficient to warrant continued development of the CPG.
  6. Review the Progress Report #2 before it is submitted to the BOD or EC for approval.
  7. Approve CPG and SR documents for public comment period.
  8. Review the final CPG and SR documents prior to submission to the BOD for approval to publish and approve any edits to the CPG and SR documents requested by the BOD or EC thereafter.

Position Papers

  1. Prioritize and make recommendations to the BOD for new PoPa update/development projects.
  2. Assist the staff in identifying potential Chairs and task force members for all PoPa projects.
  3. Review the Project Charter before it is submitted to the BOD for approval.
  4. Review the Progress Report before it is submitted to the BOD or EC for approval.
  5. Review the final PoPa document prior to submission to the BOD for approval to publish and approve any edits requested by the BOD or EC thereafter.

General Goals

  1. Expand on AASM endorsement policy for practice standards documents developed by external entities.
  2. Review practice standards documents submitted to the AASM by external entities and make recommendations to the BOD or EC for endorsement.
  3. Develop criteria for collaborating with external entities on the development of practice standards documents.
  4. Review proposals by external entities for collaborative development of practice standards documents and make recommendations to the BOD.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Staff: Jonathan Heald, Sherene Thomas
Chair: R. Nisha Aurora, MD, MHS
James Rowley, MD
Vishesh Kapur, MD, MPH
Alberto Ramos, MD
Rochelle S. Zak, MD

Mandate: The Hypopnea Scoring Rule Task Force will create a strategy for adoption and implementation of the AASM RECOMMENDED adult hypopnea scoring criteria amongst members, payers and device manufacturers.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Develop and submit a strategy to the Board of Directors for how to address the inclusion of the AASM ACCEPTABLE adult hypopnea scoring rule in Scoring Manual 3, taking into consideration accreditation requirements and the financial implications of the recommendation to members (e.g., staff resources, reimbursement, equipment/software costs).
  2. Develop and submit a plan to the Board of Directors for contacting diagnostic device manufacturers encouraging them to update their software to be able to report both the AASM RECOMMENDED and ACCEPTABLE scoring rules for hypopneas and, if approved, contact these manufacturers.
  3. Identify gaps in research that would strengthen the evidence base for utilizing the AASM RECOMMENDED adult scoring rule for hypopneas/arousal-based scoring that can be recommended as topic areas for research awards through the AASM Foundation.
  4. Develop and submit a plan to the Board of Directors for how to approach the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about changing terminology, definitions and scoring criteria in their diagnostic testing policy to align with the AASM Scoring Manual (e.g., REI for home sleep apnea tests, definition of RDI, AASM RECOMMENDED scoring rule for hypopneas), which also outlines potential issues that may be encountered.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Raman Malhotra, MD
Staff: Sherene Thomas
Chair: Richard B. Berry, MD
Alexandre Abreu, MD
Vidya Krishnan, MD
Stuart Quan, MD
Patrick Strollo, Jr., MD
Jeremy Weingarten, MD

Mandate: The Innovative Fellowship Models Advisory Panel oversees implementation of the ACGME
Advancing Innovation in Residency Education (AIRE) proposals.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Monitor the progress of the ACGME AIRE proposals and work with the ACGME during the pilot period.
  2. Oversee implementation of approved AIRE proposals.
  3. Act as the review committee for the pilot programs.
  4. Monitor and review applications for the upcoming year.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Anita Shelgikar, MD, MHPE
Staff: Larry Epstein, MD, Sally Podolski
Chair: David Plante, MD
Susan Dunning, MD
Vishesh Kapur, MD
Ian Weir, MD
Sheila Tsai, MD
Barry Fields, MD
Ilene Rosen, MD, MS
Meena Khan, MD

Mandate: The AASM Intersociety Collaborations Presidential Committee fosters relationships between the AASM and other societies to identify and evaluate opportunities for collaboration.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Identify opportunities to exhibit or speak at annual conferences of other medical societies and identify opportunities for representatives of other societies to speak at AASM events.
  2. Identify opportunities to collaborate on joint educational resources, courses, position statements, etc.
  3. Make recommendations to the BOD/EC regarding collaboration requests from other societies.
  4. Evaluate the outcomes of the 2018 Sleep-Disordered Breathing Collaboration Summit and submit recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding hosting another meeting.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Eric Olson, MD
Staff: Catherine Elliott, Jennifer Ver Huel
Chair: Ilene Rosen, MD
Barbara Carlson, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
Binal Kancherla, MD
Maria (Feby) Puravath, MD
Nina Yoshpe, MD
Catherine McCall, MD
Phillip Nye, MD
Joel Oster, MD
Kam Pareek, BDS, MPH
Helena Schotland, MD
Stanislav Ozhob, DO, MBS
Aleksandar Videnovic, MD, MS
Kaninika Verma, MD

Mandate: The International Member Task Force will assess the AASM’s current offerings to identify gaps and opportunities to better serve AASM’s international members.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Review and evaluate the International Membership dues structure and make recommendations as needed to ensure AASM membership is attractive and accessible to those residing outside the United States.
  2. Identify international AASM Members’ needs and recommend potential additions/changes to existing AASM educational products and/or courses to make them more accessible and relevant to those outside the United States.
  3. Identify service and product gaps that the AASM could feasibly provide as new benefits or products to those serving in the field of sleep medicine outside of the United States.
  4. Submit recommendations to expand/improve products and benefits for the AASM’s international members to the Board of Directors.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Kannan Ramar, MD
Staff: Jennifer Ver Huel, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Ray Anthonijsz
Chair: Lourdes Del Rosso, MD
Tareq Alabdoulsalam, BMSc, BMBCh
Montserrat Diaz-Abad, MD
Fabio Haggstram, MD, PhD
Morenikeji Komolafe, MBBS
Ari Manuel, MBBS, MRCP, BSC, DPHIL, PGCE
Pei-Lin Lee, MD, PhD
Gaurav Nigam, MD
Cinthya Pena Orbea, MD
Anuja Bandyopadhyay, MBBS
Susmita Chowdhuri, MD, MS
Flavia Consens, MD
Swati Dhankikar, MD
Anna Wani, MD, BSc

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.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Update the sleep medicine in-training examination to ensure that it accurately reflects the content areas of the sleep medicine certification examination and oversee the process that ensures the exam is valid and reliable.
  2. Update existing MOC self-assessment exams to ensure they align with current standards and guidelines.
  3. Evaluate question performance in MOC self-assessment exams and replace poorly performing questions to ensure a high quality learning experience.
  4. Develop references and/or rationale for questions in the AASM item bank where they are currently absent.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: David Kristo, MD
Staff: Catherine Elliott, Alyssa Ebersole
Chair: David S. Goldstein, MD
Vice Chair: Robert Joseph Thomas, MD
Jocelyn Cheng, MD
Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MS
Iris Perez, MD
Melanie Pogach, MD
Imran Khawaja, MBBS
John Harrington, MD
Olabimpe Omobomi, MD
Harneet Walia, MD
Rachel Darken, MD, PhD
Gwynne Church, MD
Tanvi Mukundan, MD
Muna Irfan, MBBS

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.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Communicate with payers to encourage correct interpretation and adoption of AASM recommendations., This year to specifically focus on the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Positive Airway Pressure and the Use of Actigraphy in the Evaluation of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders.
  2. Create and maintain public online scorecards to show committee assessments of which AASM publications are followed and which are not by selected insurers according to their published policies at specified time points.
  3. Advocate for private payer alignment with the AASM Recommended hypopnea scoring criteria.
  4. Track and review member concerns specific to payer policy issues and respond as necessary.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Fariha Abbasi-Feinberg, MD
Staff: Diedra Gray, Sherene Thomas
Chair: Neeraj Kaplish, MD
Vice Chair: Kunwar Praveen Vohra, MD
Lynn D’Andrea, MD
Michael Summers, MD
Peter Gay, MD
Amy Licis, MD
Colleen Lance, MD
Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD
Curtis Mello, MD, MPH, MBA
Michelle Jonelis, MD

Mandate: The AASM Political Action Committee (PAC) leaders serve as ambassadors for the PAC by encouraging member engagement, providing strategic counsel to guide fundraising activities, and supporting AASM advocacy initiatives.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Represent the PAC at AASM events (e.g., SLEEP 2019, Sleep Medicine Trends), educate members about the importance of legislative advocacy and urge them to make contributions to the PAC.
  2. Assist staff in the development of a comprehensive fundraising and communications strategy that expands member engagement and grows contributions to the PAC.
  3. Review staff recommendations for PAC distributions to legislative campaigns.
  4. Support the AASM Legislative Agenda by participating in AASM advocacy campaigns and events (e.g., Hill Day) and assisting with outreach to the offices of elected officials.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Jennifer Martin, PhD
Staff: Eric Albrecht
Chair: Rafael Pelayo, MD
David Kuhlmann, MD
Sameh Morkous, MD
Thomas Speer, PhD
Sasikanth Gorantla, MD, MS
Vidya Krishnan, MD, MHS
James Moore, MD, MPH
Sammy Rashwan, MD
Neeraj Kaplish, MD
Sonal Malhotra, MD

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

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Monitor regulatory agencies’ actions, state and federal legislation, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigations, new research publications, and news reports for safety updates related to sleep and fatigue.
  2. Draft responses from the AASM when federal agencies or other organizations issue safety notices requesting public comments on issues related to sleep and fatigue.
  3. Help shape public opinion on safety issues related to sleep and fatigue by drafting letters, letters to the editor, editorials, commentaries and/or position statements.
  4. Support AASM advocacy initiatives by engaging in outreach efforts and developing resources to educate members about safety topics such as drowsy driving, school start times, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and fatigue in the transportation industry.
  5. Represent the AASM at relevant conferences and events related to sleep, fatigue and public safety.
  6. Review the AASM Sleep, Alertness and Fatigue Education in Residency (SAFER) program and update the content as needed.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Carol Rosen, MD
Staff: Eric Albrecht, Thomas Heffron
Chair: Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD
Vice Chair: Shannon Sullivan, MD
Omer Ahmed, MD
Michael Berneking, MD
M. Adeel Rishi, MD
Raghu Upender, MD
Erin Flynn-Evans, PhD, RPSGT
Joseph Dombrowsky, MD
Kin Yuen, MD, MS
Vicente Santiago, MD
Jairo H. Barrantes Perez, MD

Mandate: The Quality Measures Task Force supports the development, maintenance and implementation of sleep specific quality measures and a qualified clinical data registry to track and improve quality of care and increase member participation in national quality reporting programs.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Review the existing AASM quality measure portfolio.
  2. Identify gaps in measurement to determine whether additional measures should be developed.
  3. Prioritize AASM measures for implementation in the Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR).
  4. Review the draft data dictionaries for all measures selected for implementation in the QCDR.
  5. Work with the selected registry vendor to develop a test plan to demonstrate feasibility and scientific acceptability of the measures.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Nisha Aurora, MD
Staff: Diedra Gray, Sherene Thomas
Chair: Timothy Morgenthaler, MD
Daniel S. Lewin, PhD
Robin Lloyd, MD
Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc
Ryan Donald, MD
Amee A. Patel, MD
Sharon Schutte-Rodin, MD

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.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Submit recommendations for changes to be included in Scoring Manual 3 to the July 2019 Board of Directors meeting.
  2. Review current literature about scoring, testing reliability, and new sleep testing technology and submit recommendations for changes to the Board of Directors as necessary.
  3. Update the AASM Scoring Manual FAQ document as needed.
  4. Respond to member inquiries about the AASM Scoring Manual.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Eric Olson, MD
Staff: Sherene Thomas
Chair: Stuart Quan, MD
Consultant: Richard Berry, MD
David Plante, MD
Matthew Troester, DO
Bradley Vaughn, MD
Lourdes Del Rosso, MD
Mark Pressman, PhD
Alexandre Abreu, MD
Molly (Min) Mao, MS, RRT, RPSGT, RST

Mandate: The Sleep Medicine Fellowship Directors Council (SMFDC) Steering Committee recommends and develops resources to support sleep medicine fellowship programs and program directors.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Develop and facilitate an annual forum and three Faculty Development Workshops for Program Directors at the SLEEP meeting.
  2. Manage existing content and develop new content as needed for the fellow section of the AASM Choose Sleep website.
  3. Implement strategies to strengthen the quality and increase the number of individuals entering sleep medicine fellowships.
  4. Support the Sleep Medicine Match and ensure that all programs adhere to the All-In Policy.
  5. Develop and distribute materials that assist programs in meeting ACGME requirements, including facilitating monthly webinars for sleep medicine fellows (September-May).
  6. Develop and facilitate an educational course for the next year’s incoming sleep medicine fellows.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Anita Shelgikar, MD
Staff: Sally Podolski
Chair: Ian Weir, DO
Jacob Collen, MD
Erik St. Louis, MD
Glen Greenough, MD
Michelle Zeidler, MD
Oleg Chernyshev, MD

Mandate: The AASM Sleep Team Assemblies provides sleep team partners an environment where they can learn from and network with individuals from a similar professional background. Each Assembly will be responsible for developing content for its constituents.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Each assembly will submit an article for publication in Montage to inform the AASM membership about an important topic.
  2. Identify educational content gaps related to each assembly and develop a continuing education webinar.
  3. Develop content for the Choose Sleep section of the AASM website to describe for students and young professionals the career pathways and opportunities available in each assembly.
  4. Plan an educational or networking event at SLEEP 2020.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Kelly Carden, MD, MBA
Staff: Brittany Bersano
Advanced Practice Provider Assembly Chair: Loretta Colvin, APRN, RN
Advanced Practice Provider Assembly Vice Chair: Janice F. Biddle, MSN, CRNP
Dental Assembly Chair: Leslie C. Dort, DDS
Dental Assembly Vice Chair: Grant D. Hensley, DDS
Sleep Psychologist Assembly Chair: Emerson M. Wickwire, PhD
Sleep Psychologist Assembly Vice Chair: Philip Gehrman, PhD
Sleep Technologist/Respiratory Therapist Assembly Chair: Todd Burchard, BS, RPSGT
Sleep Technologist/Respiratory Therapist Assembly Vice Chair: Matthew Balog, MPH, CCSH, RPSGT
Early Career Assembly Chair: Reena Mehra, MD

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.

Goals for 2019/2020:

  1. Develop an educational track for SLEEP 2020 for sleep technologists and respiratory therapists.
  2. Evaluate the AASM’s current educational resources for sleep technologists and respiratory therapists and recommend educational resources to fill any gaps.
  3. Review the A-STEP educational curriculum to ensure that it is relevant and comprehensive to prepare entry-level sleep technologists for employment in an AASM-accredited sleep facility.
  4. Develop resources to help sleep technologists prepare for their registry exams.

President: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA, Ex officio
Executive Director: Steve Van Hout, Ex officio
Board Liaison: Jennifer Martin
Staff: Catherine Elliott, Kathleen Fitzgerald
Chair: Robert Stansbury, MD
Michelle Arp, RPSGT
Thomas “Massey” Arrington, RPGST, MBA, RST, CCSH
Sumit Bhargava, MD
Todd Burchard, RST, RPSGT
Michelle Cao, MD
Ronald Chisholm, PhD, RPSGT
Deanna Myncy, RST, CRT, CRT-SDS
Megan Rauch, BSRC, RRT, RPSGT
Shaylynn Uresk, BSRT, RRT, SDS, RPSGT
Robert Vorona, MD

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.

SRS Chair: Anne Germain, PhD
AASM Board Liaison: James Rowley, MD
SRS Board Liaison: Kenneth Wright, PhD
Staff: Jordana Money, Becky Svientek
AASM Chair: Shalini Paruthi, MD
Alon Avidan, MD (AASM)
Sigrid Veasey, MD (SRS)
Romy Hoque, MD (AASM)
Daniel Barone, MD (AASM)
Rebecca Spencer, PhD (SRS)
Elizabeth Klerman, MD, PhD (SRS)
Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD (Psychologist Reviewer)