The AASM recently completed construction of a new national headquarters building in Darien, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago). While the building will house the daily operations for the society, sleep medicine and sleep research professionals can now benefit from this new state-of-the-art facility as well by attending any of the AASM Sleep Education Series courses at the office this Fall.

Courses at the office will provide participants with expanded hands-on learning opportunities and faculty demonstrations through use of the model sleep lab and educational meeting space built specifically to facilitate attendee and faculty interaction.

On November 6–7, 2010, two full-day small-group Workshops in Sleep Medicine will be held at the national office and will highlight these benefits.

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, faculty, led by course chair Richard Berry, MD, will discuss issues related to Portable Monitoring and guide attendees through faculty demonstrations of the proper preparation of the portable monitoring patient.

Following this workshop on Sunday, November 7, 2010, Ofer Jacobowitz, MD and faculty will present a hands-on course reviewing The Sleep Apnea Examination. This course has been adapted from the popular SLEEP Annual Meeting postgraduate course and will include an afternoon practical where faculty will direct attendees through the examination.

Both workshops will be limited to a maximum of 75 participants in order to optimize attendee interaction. Members who wish to attend both workshops will save more than 15% when you register for both meetings before the October 8, 2010 advanced registration deadline.

For more information about these, and other, courses offered this fall through the AASM Sleep Education Series, visit the AASM website or contact the AASM meetings department at or 630-737-9700.