The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recognizes that the diversity of its community – including its members, leadership, and staff – is a vital component of the AASM’s mission: Advancing sleep care and enhancing sleep health to improve lives. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive space by respecting and celebrating our unique attributes, backgrounds, and perspectives. To build a strong community, the AASM is devoted to providing a welcoming environment in which diverse opinions, experiences, and viewpoints are appreciated, and every individual feels a sense of belonging. We value equity and seek to provide opportunities for all while striving to identify and eliminate barriers to inclusion. Recognizing that sleep is essential to health, we will work with stakeholders, policymakers, and the public to reduce sleep health disparities.
The AASM’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is hosting a series virtual discussion groups as part of our effort to promote a welcoming environment for all members. We are currently seeking volunteers in the select member groups below to dialogue about your work and any challenges you may have encountered within the sleep medicine field. We would love to hear your experience!
Member Discussion Groups
- Friday, May 7th在et 3:00等
- 星期五，7月23日在et 3:00 et
- Hispanic members
- Friday, August 6th 3:00PM ET
- 星期五，5月7日在et 3:00 et
- 他ld on Fridays starting in May 2021
- 4-6 participants per group
- Will need access to a computer/cellphone with reliable camera and internet connection
- 会员资格Report:2020 DEI Data Report
- 会员资格Report:2021 Dei数据报告
- OnDemand Webinar:GME的多样性
- OnDemand Webinar:Implicit Bias and Microaggressions(1 CME)
- OnDemand Webinar:Implementation of DEI at an Institutional Level
- Statement:AASM condemns racism and discrimination
- SLEEP 2021 Flex Session:Challenging Cases in DEI: Managing Micro- and Macro-aggressions
Receive support and recognition through available DEI programs
The purpose of the grant is to provide AASM members whose demographic characteristics are underrepresented within the AASM’s volunteer and leadership population an opportunity to become more engaged so one day they are no longer underrepresented. The grant will cover registration fees and include travel assistance in future years when SLEEP is held as an in-person meeting.
The AASM Foundation is committed to developing the careers of sleep and circadian investigators. To meet this goal, the AASM Foundation encourages and supports the development of a diverse and well-trained sleep and circadian research workforce. The AASM Foundation is offering supplemental funds to active awards to support individuals from groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences.
响应1：多样性，股权和纳入声明旨在满足多样性的各个方面，包括性别，国家来源，残疾，种族等。因此，本声明是有目的地无特异性的。也就是说，AASM正在直接推动资源，以越来越多的成员和潜在成员来自不足的团体（包括种族和族群）。例如，2021年的新董事会批准a grant to fund participation在来自这些团体的与会者的年度APSS会议。
评论2: The AASM needs to ensure that diagnostic and therapeutic criteria for sleep apnea are more inclusive for patients in communities of color, especially in women of color.
Response 2:Dei委员会同意解决种族睡眠健康差异的重要性。While our committee’s mandate is directed internally at improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within the AASM, we have referred this suggestion to the committees that address sleep apnea diagnoses and treatments, including the Hypopnea Scoring Rule Task Force, the ICSD-3 Revision Task Force, and the Scoring Manual Committee. In addition, in 2021/2022, the AASM has included health equity in its goals.
响应3：The AASM Board of Directors participated in an implicit bias training workshop in 2019, and another implicit bias training workshop for all AASM leaders, including committee chairs and vice chairs, took place in November 2020. Our “Implicit Bias & Microaggressions in Medicine“在2021年1月举行的网络研讨会上，现在可以作为免费会员资源提供。我们很乐意为未来的研讨会带来任何特定的建议，因为我们对这个主题的教育永远不会完成。
Comment 4:Why isn’t the AASM Board of Directors more racially diverse?
响应4.：当提名委员会认为董事会候选人时，多样性是一个优先考虑的考虑因素。在这种情况下，考虑了多种多样性的各个方面，包括种族和种族，性别，小学专业，实践环境，地理学，专业知识和以前的AASM服务。AASM2020 DEI Data Report提供AASM志愿者和领导人内的表示详细概述。2021年报告将于今年晚些时候提供。
The AASM does want to see more underrepresented minorities become AASM members, serve in leadership roles on AASM committees and task forces, and serve on the board of directors. Strengthening the diversity of our membership and our leadership pipeline will help promote greater diversity on the Board of Directors. Implicit bias training has been provided to our volunteer leaders, and the committee is continuing its work to identify any barriers that may deter members from underrepresented groups from serving in leadership roles within the AASM. We are focused on recommending strategies for improvement, such as the recently launchedDEI旅行和注册授予，我们的年度DEI数据报告将有助于我们衡量这项工作的结果。