2011 will be the final opportunity for physicians to apply for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) sleep medicine certification exam under the Practice Pathway, allowing individuals to take the exam without completion of a sleep medicine fellowship program. In order to provide physicians planning to take this exam with preparation resources, the AASM has scheduled two comprehensive Board Review for the Sleep Specialist courses in Denver, Colo., Aug. 12–14, 2011, and in Reston, Va. (a suburb of Washington, D.C.), Sept. 9–11, 2011.

The September course in Reston is now SOLD OUT. Individuals interested in attending the AASM Board Review for the Sleep Specialist course are encouraged to register for the Denver course as soon as possible while seats remain. Additionally, a recording of the March 2011 course is available on CD-ROM and includes PDFs of the PowerPoint presentations and MP3 audio files from the Los Angeles course (over 25 hours of material!).

The advanced registration deadline for the Denver course is Thursday, July 14, 2011; space permitting, register on or before this date to save on registration fees. For questions about the AASM Board Review for the Sleep Specialist course, please contact the AASM meeting department at education@aasm.org or 630-737-9700 or visit the AASM website for information on other board preparation resources from the AASM.