American Academy of Sleep Medicine


American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Infobox Organization
name = American Academy of Sleep Medicine


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motto = Setting Standards & Promoting Excellence in Sleep Medicine
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formation = 1975
type = professional association
abbreviation = AASM
headquarters = Westchester, IL
location = flagicon|USA United States
membership = >7000Fact|date=January 2008
language = English
leader_title = President
leader_name = [http://www.aasmnet.org/Articles.aspx?id=953 Mary Susan Esther, MD]
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website = [http://www.aasmnet.org 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, and by 2007 had accredited more than 1,000 centers and laboratories for sleep-related breathing disorders. [http://www.aasmnet.org/Accreditation.aspx]

Vision and mission

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. [http://aasmnet.org/MissionVision.aspx] Its stated mission is to serve its members and advance the field of sleep health care by: [http://aasmnet.org/MissionVision.aspx]
* 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

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. [http://aasmnet.org/MembershipCategories.aspx]

External links

* [http://www.aasmnet.org Academy website]

References


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