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By: Kevin Asp on February 9th, 2016

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Nominate a Sleep Technologist for an AAST Award!

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Do you know an outstanding sleep technologist worthy of being recognized with an AAST Award? 

Each year the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) recognizes individual members for their professional excellence, service and commitment to the Association and to the sleep technology profession.

Available Awards

  • AAST Leadership Award
  • AAST Service Award
  • AAST Professional Development Service Award
  • AAST Literary Award
  • AAST New Technologist Award

**For complete descriptions and requirements of each award, please visit the Awards Page on the AAST website.**

Recognizing Award Recipients

Award recipients will be invited to join the AAST at the 38th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado from June 12-14, 2016 where they will be recognized during a special Awards Ceremony. Recognized individuals will receive:

  • An award specific plaque noting the accomplishments of the individual,
  • Complimentary general meeting registration to the 38th AAST Annual Meeting, and
  • Reimbursement for travel to and from the 38th Annual Meeting, hotel accommodations and meals (not to exceed three days and in accordance with the AAST Travel Reimbursement Guidelines).

AAST members are encouraged to recognize other members' contributions and achievements by completing the 2016 Award Nomination Form, which includes a brief narrative endorsing their nomination.

Award Nomination Deadline

All award nominations are due by Friday, March 18, 2016. 

Vist the website for additional information about the awards and nomination process.

Important Information:

Before proceeding with the electronic award nomination form, please know that you will NOT be able to save the application and return to it later.  Please make sure you have the following information before beginning to complete the form:

-Member number for the individual you are nominating (award nominees MUST be a member of the AAST).

-Nominations for literary awards must include a copy of the respective document.  If you would like to send that separately, please e-mail it to: coordinator@aastweb.org.

-Nominations for the AAST New Technologist Award require the nominee to submit an essay (minimum of 500 words) describing how achieving their credential has affected their career aspirations, outlook on life, and how they foresee giving back to the professional community/sleep industry.  If you would like to send that separately, please e-mail it to: coordinator@aastweb.org.

Who received awards last year?

Check out the stories of our past awardees here:

AAST Leadership Award Recipient Shalanda Mitchell Recalls The Importance of Mentoring

AAST New Technologist Award Recipient Taylor May On Being a First Generation College Student

AAST Literary Award Recipient Chad Whittlef 

AAST Service Award Recipient Lisa Bond on Giving Back to AAST

AAST Professional Development Award Recipient Ahmed El-Gendy


If you should have any questions, please contact the AAST National Office by e-mail at coordinator@aastweb.org or by phone at (630) 737.9704.

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