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AASM Membership Sections Newsletter Issue #1
Insomnia Section
Donald Townsend, PhD
Michael Schmitz, Psyd
Anne D. Bartolucci, PhD
Beverly Fang, MD
Insomnia Section
The Insomnia Section Steering
Committee is composed of Anne
Bartolucci, Beverly Fang, Michael
Schmitz and Don Townsend
(Chair). The committee has been
trying to determine how to engage
Insomnia Section members and
AASMmembers in general, dur-
ing APSS and throughout the year.
To this end we have re-initiated a
quarterly newsletter to communi-
cate section activities and topics
of interest. We are very excited as
we have just finalized our topic
for the next APSS meeting. The
format has changed and the next
APSS section meeting will be one
hour followed by a reception with
other sections. The meeting will
consist of the Insomnia Section
Investigator award followed by a
pro-con debate entitled “Is CBT or
hypnotics more cost-effective for
treating chronic insomnia?” The
format will entail a ten-minute
presentation by advocates for
each position followed by ques-
tion and answer session with the
audience. Our speakers will be
Drs. Jack Edinger and Andrew
Krystal, representing CBTI and
hypnotics respectively. The goal
is to encourage a lively discus-
sion with high levels of audience
participation. As a supplement to
the presentation, the Insomnia
Section will assemble a bibliogra-
phy of related articles from 2011-
2012 and have this information
available to attendees.
Preliminary Agenda: Insomnia SLEEP 2012
Section Meeting
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Call to Order – Deirdre Conroy, PhD,
5:15 p.m.
General Business
5:15-5:20 p.m.
• Introduction of 2011-2012 Steering Committee
• Call for Volunteers: 2012-2013 Steering Committee
• Update of Section Activities
Section Investigator Award Presentation
5:20-5:30 p.m.
• Giora Pillar, MD, PhD – Carmel Medical Center and
Objective Insomnia but Not Sleep State Misperception is
Associated with Overnight Deterioration of Endothelial
Pro-Con Debate:
Is CBT or hypnotics more cost-effective for treating chronic
• CBT: Jack Edinger, PhD
5:30-5:40 p.m.
• Hypnotics: Andrew Krystal, MD
5:40-5:50 p.m.
• Discussion
5:50-6:15 p.m.
Membership Sections Reception
6:15-7:15 p.m.