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The Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals, established in July 2008, is a statewide association, that strives to enhance the quality of human life by supporting an environment in which sleep medicine professionals can provide the highest quality of care.


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Message from the President of the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals (GASP):
We are less than 25 days away from the GASP annual conference and I wanted to reach out to you to remind everybody that we are planning to have a great conference in Atlanta, on Saturday September 24th! This year we joined forces with BRPT in a collaborative effort to have our conference and their national meeting in the same venue (at W hotel in downtown Atlanta), back-to-back and with very interesting, non-overlapping agendas.

Here it is the link for the meeting: https://paecanada.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/2016-brpt-symposium/brpt2016/Agenda

We may all have hectic schedules and conflicting priorities, but I want to reiterate some points that may elude us while we are busy doing something else:
  • GASP is our state sleep society. While membership and some registration fees may seem burdensome at times, especially in the current healthcare climate, I think it is important to recognize the many benefits of being members of such a society. It gives us opportunities to communicate with each other, exchange information and ideas, share resources and collaborate together, exert leverage and influence regulatory bodies etc, in all our clinical, educational, administrative and research activities. So go ahead and pay your dues, register for the conference and get involved. Your society needs you!
  • I want to emphasize that our state society is a multidisciplinary organization. The Board of Directors of GASP, represented by outstanding, voluntary sleep technologists and physicians, has been steady in its course to maintain this society as a multi-disciplinary society. Not a tech-based only organization, not a physician-based only society. In fact, we are proactively reaching out to other professional categories (sleep educators, advance practice nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, respiratory therapists, CPAP coordinators, etc) to join us. Our influence, leverage and advocacy power comes from two elements: our membership numbers and how active we are. So, go ahead and spread the word, engage other colleagues to join our society and register for the meeting!
Hoping to see all of you on September 24th; we have a packed agenda with great topics of interest, outstanding speakers and a high number of sponsors and exhibitors!

Regards,
Octavian Ioachimescu, MD, PhD
GASP President



From the GASP Board of Directors and President:
Please renew your GASP membership for 2016. This includes facility members (which give the respective Sleep Center the right for 2 voting members).

Membership can be renewed by fax, regular mail or email – see link: http://www.gasleep.org/files/Membership_app_2016.pdf

We are currently soliciting nominations (including self-nominations) for the following positions on the GASP Board of Directors:
  • President Elect (term: 2016-2017)
  • Treasurer (term: 2016-2018)
  • 1 Clinical Board member (term: 2016-2018)
  • 1 Technical Board Member (term: 2016-2018)
  • 1 Facility Board member ((term: 2016-2018)
Deadline for submissions: July 15th 2016. Only members in good standing can be nominated for these positions (so please renew your membership ASAP!).

Thanks,
Octavian Ioachimescu, MD, PhD
GASP President



News about the 7th GASP Annual Conference 2016:
The GASP 2016 conference will take place on Saturday Sept 24th 2016 at W Hotel in midtown Atlanta, GA.

This year we partnered with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) and we will be organizing the conference together (GASP-BRPT). On Thu Sept 22nd and Fri Sept 23rd the BRPT will be the organizer of the conference, while on Sat Sept 24th the organizer is GASP.

So, expect that this year the content will be better than ever! We already have a number of outstanding speakers for both the technical and the clinical sections.

All members of GASP are expected to attend the Saturday sessions, although they can also register for the Thursday or Friday sessions (registration is open for the full 3-day conference or on a daily basis). Of note, on Saturday, there will also be BRPT members attending the GASP sessions (excluding the business meeting, which will be reserved for the GASP members in good standing).

Registration is open!



Please make your hotel arrangements ASAP, as the room block may expire soon (as more than usual number of attendees will be registering).

Hotel accommodations can be made at:

W ATLANTA - MIDTOWN
Group rate Single / Double Occupancy: $169.00 US
Group rate available until August 28, 2016. Subject to Availability.

Group Rate Hotel Reservation

48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Complimentary Internet
$24 Discounted Valet Parking
Deposit Due at the time of booking.

W Atlanta Midtown
188 14th St NE, 30361 Atlanta, GA, United States
http://www.watlantamidtown.com/
404 733 6941
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