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. AAST award recipients will be recognized in an awards ceremony conducted at the Anniversary Meeting, receive a plaque, complimentary general meeting registration to the 35 th AAST Anniversary Meeting, reimbursement for travel to and from the Anniversary Meeting, hotel accommodations and meals (not to exceed three days).
AAST members are encouraged to recognize other member's contributions and achievements by submitting an Award Nomination Form and a brief narrative endorsing their nomination to AASTawards@aastweb.org by February 4, 2013.
The Peter A. McGregor, RPSGT Service Award - This award is presented to a member of the AAST who has exhibited outstanding service and contribution to the association and organizational development.
The Elliott Weitzman, MD Service Award - This award is presented to a member of the AAST in recognition of service and dedication to the advancement of the sleep technology profession.
The Sharon Keenan, PhD, RPSGT Service Award -This award is presented to a member of the AAST for outstanding contributions to sleep technology education.
The Mary Carskadon, PhD Literary Award * - This award is presented to a member of the AAST for recognition based on an original abstract in clinical or basic research deemed to represent excellence by a sleep technologist.
The A2Zzz Literary Award *- This award is presented to a member of the AAST for recognition of an original article published in A2Zzz Magazine deemed to represent excellence in technical literary writing by a sleep technologist.
The German Nino-Murcia, MD Achievement Award - This award is presented to an AAST member who has recently (January 2012 to December 2012) passed the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists credentialing examination and who best exemplifies excellence in the performance of a polysomnogram and in patient care.
* Nominations for literary awards must include a copy of the respective document.
To recognize other members' contributions and achievements submit an Award Nomination Form , a brief narrative endorsing their nomination and for literary awards a copy of the respective document to AASTawards@aastweb.org by February 4, 2013.
The AAST Awards Committee will review the 2013 AAST Award Nomination Forms and provide the Board of Directors with its recommendations. The AAST Awards will be presented during a ceremony at the AAST 35 th Anniversary Meeting in June.
For additional information please contact Katelyn Fullerton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 737-9704.