Leadership | Board Activities

Insurance Liaison/Health Policy Committee: This committee will monitor the insurer policies for adherence with published practice guidelines. Recommendations and feedback to insurer on present or future evaluation, diagnostic and treatment strategies in the field of sleep medicine.

Board Liaison: Mark Garwood, MD

Chair Person: R. Bart Sangal, MD

Members: Q. Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, MD; and Virginia Skiba, MD

Annual Conference Planning Committee: This committee will solicit speakers for the conference and all conference related activities. Coordinate additional educational initiatives that will enhance the conference experience of attendees. Coordinate with the local convention bureau or local hospitality companies for convention information, housing, parking, etc.  Solicit commercial support and advertisement of the conference.

Board Liaison: Q. Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, MD

Chair Person/Conference Host: Virginia Skiba, MD

Members:  Soumya Madala, MD, Martha Mock RPSGT, David Zacek, RPSGT and Karen Carter.

Education and Practice Management Committee:  This committee will provide updates to the MASM membership on evidence-based sleep medicine practice.  Increase public and provider awareness of sleep health and provide feedback from MASM membership to AASM on AASM accreditation scoring and policies.

Board Liaison: Cynthia Nichols, PhD

Chair Person: Cynthia Nichols, PhD

Members:  Neeraj Kaplish, MD; Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, MD; and Virginia Skiba, MD

Membership Committee:  This committee will be responsible for recruiting and renewing members. Developing and implementing a membership marketing strategy. Highlight the contributions and publications from MASM members. The newsletter, research awards are the responsibility of this committee.

Board Liaison: Soumya Madala, MD

Chair Person: Soumya Madala, MD

Members:  Q. Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, MD; Christopher Morgan, MD ; Lorraine Brierley, RPSGT; Ashley Brown, RPSGT;  Jennifer Speller, RPSGT; and Karen Carter.

We would be thrilled to have more active involvement from our members.  If you are interested in participating in a committee, please send in your interest via an email to Karen Carter along with your CV kcarter@wcmssm.org


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