AASM - the leading voice in the field of sleep medicine
Headquartered in Darien, IL, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. As the leading voice in the field of sleep medicine, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in health care, education and research.
Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, 8,500 physicians, researchers and health care professionals and 1,200 sleep centers are currently members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Members specialize in studying, diagnosing and treating disorders of sleep and daytime alertness such as insomnia, narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s mission is to serve its members and advance the field of sleep health care by:
- Setting the clinical standards for the field of sleep medicine
- Advocating for recognition, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders
- Educating professionals dedicated to providing optimal sleep health care
- Fostering the development and application of scientific knowledge
The AASM Board of Directors, the main governing body of the AASM, consists of the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary/Treasurer, and eight Directors elected by the membership.
Changes to the AASM's Bylaws must be approved by the general membership.
Members may make an immediate impact on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the sleep medicine subspeciality by serving on a Committee or Section.