In mid-April the board of directors met in Philadelphia for its quarterly meeting, and then AASM leaders made the short trip to Washington, D.C., to advocate on Capitol Hill and promote sleep research through a series of strategic meetings and events. It was a productive week, and it is my privilege to provide a brief update on the important decisions made during the board meeting.
First and foremost, I thank the members who made this a record-setting year for our call for committee volunteers. I am so appreciative of these members’ enthusiasm and widespread desire to get more involved. In response we expanded some committee rosters and created a new Diversity and Inclusion Task Force; however, we simply didn’t have enough openings to appoint everyone who volunteered. I want each of our members to know that we value your input and participation, and we are developing new opportunities for member engagement, including the creation of new Sleep Team Assemblies for non-physician members of the AASM. More details about these initiatives will be provided in the coming months. Building a sense of community and ensuring that all our members feel welcome will continue to be priorities for the AASM in the year ahead
You can download the complete President’s Report from the April meeting. I hope that this will be a useful resource for you.
Ilene M. Rosen, MD, MS