In Washington, D.C., at the most recent quarterly meeting of the AASM Board of Directors, we reviewed reports from our committees and task forces, and we discussed ongoing projects of importance to the membership. You can download the 2019 second-quarter report for a summary of key decisions made at the meeting and highlights of other recent AASM initiatives. You also can visit the President’s Report webpage for an archive of previous reports.

On Monday, June 10, at the AASM General Membership Meeting at SLEEP 2019, I will pass the presidential gavel to Dr. Kelly Carden, who will be the 2019 – 2020 AASM president. I believe we have taken many important steps this year and want to thank the numerous AASM member-volunteers and the hard-working AASM staff for helping move our society and field forward. In addition, I want to highlight Dr. Ilene Rosen for her contributions and many years of service on the AASM board as her final term on the board ends. I look forward to working with Dr. Carden and the Board of Directors to advance the AASM in the year ahead.


Douglas Kirsch, MD