SASM Committee Participation
To accomplish the Mission of SASM, the society will rely heavily on the activities of its various committees consisting of active members of the society. All committee appointments will be made by the President of the Society (unless otherwise specified in the bylaws) after approval at the Board of Director Level. The various committee chairs have considerable input into the composition of their respective committees. Active members of SASM are encouraged to participate in various committees. Appointments to the committees are generally made upon the recommendation of committee chairs.
Members interested in participating on committees of SASM can complete a committee interest form indicating their preferred committee(s) and submit this to the President of the Society along with a CV. The President of SASM will consult with the chair of the relevant committee(s) and advise the applicant of the vacancies currently existing. The President may recommend other committees that are in need of members. The Board of Directors will review all potential appointmenst before their confirmation. Where there is currently no vacancy, the President and Board may elect to expand the committee in keeping with the current vision of the organization.
Committee chairs can directly nominate members to their committees and forward nominations along with CVs to the President for consideration by the Board.
The President of SASM will attempt to fill all vacancies of the various SASM committees by August of each year to allow new members to participate in potential committee meetings at the SASM Annual Meeting (currently held in October). Please note that most committee meetings are held via teleconference at the discretion of the committee chair, based on business in hand and the availability of its members.
Expressions of Appreciation For the Initial SASM Steering Committee:
The Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) would like to express its sincere gratitude to the initial SASM Steering Committee. The Steering Committee (Norman Bolden MD, Frances Chung MBBS, Matthias Eikerman MD PhD, Peter Gay MD, David Hillman MBBS, Shiroh Isono MD, Yandong Jiang MD PhD, Max Kelz MD, Ralph Lydic PhD) was responsible for laying the foundation for the creation of this society including its drafting of initial bylaws, incorporation in the State of Ohio, oversight for the first Annual SASM Conference, promoting a robust membership drive, and governance up to the first General Membership Meeting held in Chicago, IL in October 2011. We can't thank this dedicated group of individuals enough!