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By: Laree J. Fordyce, CCRP, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, FAAST on February 3rd, 2022

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A2Zzz President’s Message: Looking Ahead

president's message | A2Zzz

As I step into the role of AAST President and begin my term, I am excited to have this opportunity to connect, and work to advance the sleep field with you all. AAST is an organization that is dedicated to providing its members with top-notch continuing education, networking opportunities, access to world-class education and industry updates, and as your president, I am committed to ensuring these member benefits are upheld.

Joining me on the AAST Board of Directors’ Executive Committee are three additional wonderful individuals who are equally as excited and dedicated to serving you all. Emerson Kerr, RRT, RPSGT, FAAST, will be serving as treasurer, David Wolfe, MSEd, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, RST, FAAST, will be serving as secretary and Melinda Trimble, LRCP, RPSGT, RST, FAAST, has assumed the role of immediate past president, offering guidance and insight to me and the rest of the board. Rounding out the board are five individuals serving as directors. These individuals include T. “Massey” Arrington, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, Julie DeWitte, RCP, RPSGT, RST, FAAST, Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, FAAST, Amy Korn-Reavis, RRT, RPSGT, CCSH, and Daniel D. Lane, MAPsy, BS, RPSGT, CCSH.

Continuing to bring our members and the sleep community relevant and timely education, we are pleased to announce the release of our latest set of online education modules: "Fundamentals of EKG." This course includes three online modules, each focused on the essentials of EKG in polysomnography, and has been approved for three AAST continuing education credits (CECs). To learn more about this new educational opportunity, visit the Fundamentals of EKG page on the AAST website.

Additionally, we will continue to offer all of the online educational modules and courses developed in 2021 in 2022. These include the AAST Advanced Pediatrics Module Series, the AAST Enhanced CCSH Designated Education Program Modules and the AAST Advanced Sleep Titration e-Learning Course. If you have not already taken these intuitive modules and courses, I highly encourage you to do so in the new year as the information presented is timely and reflects current industry practices. You can also top up your CECs.

Lastly, as we look ahead to 2022, I’d like to take this time to encourage everyone to either renew their AAST membership or join AAST for 2022. We are an organization that is dedicated to its members. The board, AAST staff and I are committed to assisting members in all aspects of the sleep profession, whether that is through educational opportunities, industry involvement or meeting certification renewal requirements. Information on how to renew can be found here and information on how to join AAST can be viewed on the join page of the website. If you have any questions regarding AAST membership in 2022, please don’t hesitate to reach out to AAST headquarters staff via email at info@aastweb.org or by phone at (312) 321-5191.

The AAST Board of Directors and I are looking forward to working with and serving you all in the new year. If any of us can be of assistance to you or your sleep center, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@aastweb.org.


Read the 2021 Q4 issue of A2Zzz and earn CECs.