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By: Kevin Asp on July 22nd, 2016

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2016 38th Annual Meeting Feedback Survey Results

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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 Denver 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?

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Most of our survey respondents identified as sleep technologists. Of the 90 respondents here is the breakdown of who our survey respondents were:

  • Sleep technologists (90%)
  • Educators (32%)
  • Physicians (0%)
  • Nurses (6%)
  • Students (1%)
  • AAST members (55%)

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

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Most of the annual meeting attendees (85%) said they have been to our annual gathering before. And 15% of attendees said it was their first time at an AAST annual meeting.

3. Why did people attend the annual meeting?

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The biggest reason why our respondents came to the meeting was to attend a session.

Here is a breakdown of other popular reasons for attending:

  • To attend a session or sessions (72%)
  • Professional development (83%)
  • Networking with colleagues (65%)
  • To find a job (2%)
  • To fill a job position (4%)
  • To attend the APSS meeting and exhibit hall (58%)

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

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

  • Funding 66%
  • Lodging  19%
  • Registration 2%
  • Travel 32%
  • Timing 21%

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

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Here is the breakdown:

  • Excellent (25%)
  • Good (49%)
  • Neutral (15%)
  • Fair (5%)
  • Poor (4%)

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

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Here is the breakdown:

  • One hour lectures (79%)
  • Panel discussions (67%)
  • Symposia (42%)
  • Pro-con debates (51%)
  • Brief scientific data presentations (51%)

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

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8. We are happy to report that overall, most people were satisfied with the 2016 annual meeting experience!

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Here is the breakdown:

  • Very satisfied (24%)
  • Satisfied (56%)
  • Neutral (12%)
  • Dissatisfied (5%)
  • Very dissatisfied (2%)

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

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