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. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have a history of supporting the AASM PAC.
The AASM PAC Chair and AASM PAC Ambassadors should be available to:
- Participate on regular conference calls to discuss advocacy strategies
- Attend Sleep Medicine Trends and the SLEEP annual meeting for networking and fundraising
- Represent the AASM PAC at state and regional sleep society meetings
- Correspond with state medical societies and elected officials on relevant issues
- Attend fundraisers and town hall meetings for candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
- Join the AASM Board of Directors and advocacy staff for Congressional meetings in Washington, D.C.
Service on AASM PAC leadership is a one-year appointment with a maximum of a three-year consecutive term. Members interested in volunteering should review the conflict of interest policy and submit the following four documents by email to Britney Heald at firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, Aug. 31.
Appointment notifications will be sent to volunteers in late September, with terms commencing immediately.