Senate bill 269, the Polysomnography Act, was introduced on January 21, 2008, in the New Mexico legislature. The bill, which the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) supports, is currently in committee. More information will be communicated to members as it becomes available.

Congratulations to the California Sleep Society for hosting its first meeting last week in Palo Alto. The organizational and informational meeting was attended by more than 60 sleep medicine specialists, sleep technologists and others involved in the sleep medicine field.

If your state has a sleep medicine society and would like assistance with organizational and professional aspects, please contact Ted Thurn at (708) 492-0930 or via e-mail at