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Message from the President - July 2020

Posted by Melinda Trimble, LRCP, RPSGT, RST, FAAST, AAST President on Jul 1, 2020 5:42:23 PM

Headshot_-_Melinda-1Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, we’ve all been learning a lot about ourselves.

This “new normal” has opened our eyes to a lot of different realities, especially for those of us who stayed at home for weeks on end this spring. For many of us, it was a time to reflect on who we want to be in the future. I saw a lot of people posting on Facebook about taking their CCSH or RPSGT exams, using the downtime from work and social responsibilities to buckle down and study. To me, it was a light in the middle of an uncertain time.

Education helps us all to move forward—whether that entails pursuing a certification or a new credential, or brushing up on best practices to keep our patients and coworkers safe.  And with AAST, there’s no lack of opportunities to learn.

Over the past several months, AAST has rolled out several exciting new educational programs we believe can assist you with your professional development. Our newest offering—AAST’s Advanced Sleep Titration e-Learning Course—focuses on state-of-the-art titration technology and techniques.  Developed over five modules, each course progressively builds off of the previous one, to provide a comprehensive learning program. The best part?  You can take this course at your own pace.

AAST is also offering an educational bundle that packages 11 of the most popular sessions from the AAST 2019 Annual Meeting.  These topics range from how sleep impacts people based on gender and age, to comorbidities affecting those with sleep ailments.

While this unprecedented time has forced us to put a pause on many things, let’s not let education be one of them.