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American Academy of Sleep Medicine

– Membership: – Open to U.S. and international physicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals – Involvement in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep and […]

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– Membership:
– Open to U.S. and international physicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals
– Involvement in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep and daytime alertness disorders
– Includes dentists, psychologists, respiratory therapists, and sleep technologists
– Welcomes advanced practice providers
– Encourages a diverse membership base

– Publications:
– Publishes the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-3-TR)
– Releases The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events
– Provides rules for scoring sleep stages, respiratory events, and movements during sleep
– Offers standard montages and electrode placements
– Publishes the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine with original research and clinical reviews

– Annual Meeting:
– SLEEP annual meeting jointly organized by AASM and the Sleep Research Society
– Attracts approximately 5,000 attendees annually
– Research abstracts published in the SRS’s peer-reviewed publication, Sleep
– SLEEP 2023 held in Indianapolis, Indiana
– 37th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC

– Foundation:
– Established in 1998 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization
– Founded by the AASM to support sleep medicine
– Formerly known as the American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF)
– Invests in the future of sleep medicine through awards and funding
– Portfolio includes Strategic Research Awards and Career Development Awards

– References:
– Sleep Facts and Stats available
– AASM Newsroom provides updates and resources
– Board of Directors information accessible
– History of Sleep Medicine Development in the U.S. published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
– Information on accreditation and membership categories provided

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (Wikipedia)

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is a United States professional society for the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine which includes disorders of circadian rhythms. It was established in 1975.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
AbbreviationAASM
Formation1975; 49 years ago (1975)
TypeProfessional Association
HeadquartersDarien, IL
Location
  • United States
Membership
11,000
Official language
English
President
James A. Rowley, MD
Websiteaasm.org
Formerly called
American Sleep Disorders Association
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The organization's functions include the accreditation of sleep medicine facilities in the United States. According to the AASM, the organization issued its first accreditation to a sleep disorders center in 1977 (April 27, Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, Montefiore Medical Center, New York), and by 2019 had accredited more than 2,600 sleep facilities across the U.S, Canada, and U.S. territories.

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