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By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT on July 28th, 2015

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2015 Seattle AAST Annual Meeting Feedback Survey Results



We asked, you answered. Here are the AAST Annual meeting feedback survey results!

We asked our members in a previous blog post how they felt about the Seattle meeting experience. Because this survey was voluntary, please note that the survey results represent only a portion of attendees and how they felt and is not wholly representative of what attendee feedback was like as a whole.

1. Who were our respondents?


Most of our survey respondents identified as sleep technologists. Of the 51 respondents here is the breakdown of who our survey respondents were:

  • Sleep technologists (90.20%)
  • Educators (33.33%)
  • Physicians (0%)
  • Nurses (5.88%)
  • Students (1.96%)
  • AAST members (54.9%)

2. Most of our respondents attended an AAST annual meeting in the past:


Most of the annual meeting attendees (82.35%) said they have been to our annual gathering before. And 17.65% of attendees said it was their first time at an AAST annual meeting.

3. Why did people attend the annual meeting?


The biggest reason why our respondents came to the meeting was for professional development purposes. Here is a breakdown of other popular reasons for attending:

  • To attend a session or sessions (72.55%)
  • Professional development (92.16%)
  • Networking with colleagues (78.43%)
  • To find a job (1.96%)
  • To fill a job position (3.92%)
  • To attend the APSS meeting and exhibit hall (62.75%)

4. What kept people from coming to the AAST annual meeting?



The biggest reasons some members cited for non-attendance was funding-related. Here is the breakdown:

  • Funding
  • Lodging
  • Registration
  • Travel
  • Timing

5. Most attendees thought the overall content of the presentations were excellent or good.


Here is the breakdown:

  • Excellent (25.49%)
  • Good (49.02%)
  • Neutral (15.69%)
  • Fair (5.88%)
  • Poor (3.92%)

6. What formats should be used at the AAST meeting?


Here is the breakdown:

  • One hour lectures (84.31%)
  • Panel discussions (72.55%)
  • Symposia (47.06%)
  • Pro-con debates (43.14%)
  • Brief scientific data presentations (50.98%)

7. What topics are people most interested in seeing at future  AAST annual meetings?


8. We are happy to report that overall, most people were satisfied with the 2015 annual meeting experience!


Here is the breakdown:

  • Very satisfied (23.53%)
  • Satisfied (56.86%)
  • Neutral (11.76%)
  • Dissatisfied (3.92%)
  • Very dissatisfied (3.92%)

Once again, thank you to those who participated in the survey, and we will follow up soon with a blog post that addresses survey participant commenta and how we will improve the next annual meeting experience by detailing some tips to enhance your meeting experience.

Our next big event is the fall course that will be held in Branson, MO. Click the image below to sign up for this must-attend opportunity!

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About Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT

Because of the implementation of his best practices of Implementing Inbound Marketing in its Medical Practice, he turned the once stagnant online presence of Alaska Sleep Clinic to that of "The Most Trafficked Sleep Center Website in the World" in just 18 months time. He is the President and CEO of inboundMed and enjoys helping sleep centers across the globe grow their business through his unique vision and experience of over 27 years in sleep medicine.

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