AAST Needs Our Support
This is the time of year when the AAST asks for people to volunteer. They need committee members as well as a new secretary and two members-at-large for the board.
I applied to committees for education (I teach sleep at a local community college) and membership (I'm truly passionate about growing this field and the organization). Both these causes are so important to the profession.
We must create a respected educational and testing system so we don't have to worry about other fields trying to create their own testing program. Also, the profession would be stronger if people understood the importance of joining AAST as soon as they enter the field. This includes those who work with DME companies and students in sleep programs.
However, I must note, the one thing I find disappointing is that AAST has never responded to my applications over the years. An autoresponder or form letter just so I know they received my application would be encouraging. I understand they don't need everyone who applies, but I'm sure I'm not alone in wondering if my application actually went through.