This month 40 years ago, AAST was born as the Association of Polysomnographic Technologists (APT). The organization was formed when 30-40 sleep technologists gathered to establish an association that would promote their professional identity and provide opportunities for advancement. Most of these individuals were research technologists; at the time, there were only six sleep disorder centers in the country. AAST members have come a long way since that beginning 40 years ago, and we look forward to celebrating our history throughout 2018!
Some exciting celebrations will be happening at this year’s AAST Annual Meeting. If you have historic photos that you would like to share as we look back on our past, please send to Crystal Ligda, AAST Senior Marketing Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.