American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Sleep Medicine Logo
Abbreviation AASM
Motto Setting Standards & Promoting Excellence in Sleep Medicine
Formation 1975
Type Professional Association
Headquarters Darien, IL
Location
Membership 12,000[1]
Official language English
President Timothy I Morgenthaler, MD[2]
Website aasmnet.org

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is a United States professional society for the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. It was established in 1975. The AASM is the only professional society that is 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.

The organization's functions include the accreditation of sleep medicine services in the USA. 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),[3] and by 2010 had accredited more than 2,000 centers and laboratories for sleep-related breathing disorders.[4]

Vision and mission[edit]

The organization's vision statement calls for it to be the leader in setting standards and promoting excellence in sleep medicine health care, education and research. [1] Its stated mission is to serve its members and advance the field of sleep health care by:[2]

  • 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

Membership[edit]

Membership is open to physicians, researchers and other health care professionals who specialize in the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of sleep and daytime alertness.[3]

Publications[edit]

The latest findings in sleep medicine are published in two peer-reviewed scientific journals by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

  • The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is the official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Published monthly, JCSM includes original clinical research, clinical reviews, case studies and opinion pieces from prominent sleep researchers.
  • The Journal SLEEP is a monthly look at the latest developments in sleep science. The fields of study include disorders, psychological research, pharmacology and therapeutic trials. The journal SLEEP is published by the APSS, a joint venture by the Sleep Research Society and American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
  • The American Academy of Sleep Medicine also publishes Practice Standards, Guidelines and Reviews for sleep medicine physicians as recommendation for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aasmnet.org/aboutaasm.aspx. 
  2. ^ http://www.aasmnet.org/boardofdirectors.aspx. 
  3. ^ John W. Shepard Jr, Daniel J. Buysse et al (2005). "History of the Development of Sleep Medicine in the United States". Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 1 (1): 61–82. PMC 2413168. PMID 17561617. 
  4. ^ American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "Accreditation". Archived from the original on 17 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-30.