The AAST is currently accepting nominations to recognize 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 Annual Meeting, receive a plaque, complimentary general meeting registration to the AAST Annual Meeting, reimbursement for travel to and from the Annual Meeting, hotel accommodations and meals (not to exceed three days).
The AAST has five awards to honor individual members:
AAST Leadership Award - This award honors and recognizes an AAST member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities through commitment to the growth and development of the AAST.
AAST Service Award - This award honors and recognizes an AAST member who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of the sleep technology profession.
AAST Professional Development Service Award - This award honors and recognizes an AAST member who demonstrates exceptional commitment to advancing education in sleep technology.
AAST Literary Award - This award honors and recognizes an AAST member for an original published article, paper or textbook chapter that represent excellence in technical literary writing by a sleep technologist.
AAST New Technologist Award - This award honors and recognizes an accredited sleep technology education program graduate who has passed the American Board of Sleep medicine or Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists credentialing examination and attained the RST or RPSGT credential within the past one year. The nominee must submit an essay; at a minimum of 500-words describing how achieving the credential has affected the technologist's career aspirations, outlook on life, and how the technologists foresees giving back to the community/sleep industry. Persons nominating must inform nominee of essay requirement.
AAST members are encouraged to recognized other members' contributions and achievements by submitting a 2015 Award Nomination Form and a brief narrative endorsing their nomination to AASTawards@aastweb.org by March 20, 2015. To find out more information, please visit the AAST Website or call the National office at 630-737-9704.