SBSM Call for Committee Volunteers for 2018

The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine has a great opportunity to serve the behavioral sleep medicine community and to support the growth of behavioral sleep specialists.  To reach our goals, we encourage all members to consider taking an active role in your society.  To have broader impact as a society, we need members interested in helping the SBSM define its voice - identifying policy issues to debate and helping the society craft position statements to advocate with policy makers and the public.  We need members invested in developing our online relevance; to engage both traditional media and social media.  We need researchers to be engaged around current issues that are of relevance to the public and the profession, and who are invested in training the next generation of scientists.  We need clinicians who are interested in branching outside their own practice to help the field identify best practices to disseminate this knowledge through guidelines, course offerings and training opportunities. 

We are calling for volunteers for service on the following Committees:

Accreditation Committee: 

The mandate of the Accreditation Committee is to solicit new applications and carry out the accreditation procedures with the goal of increasing BSM training programs. The committee is responsible for monitoring these procedures and making recommendations for changes in the accreditation procedures and standards to the Board of Directors as needed. The committee will recommend to the Board of Directors accreditation status for these educational programs.

Education Committee

The mandate of the Education Committee is to develop and oversee educational programs of the SBSM. This includes developing and implementing programs for students of the society.

Membership Committee

The mandate of the Membership Committee is to make recommendations to the Board of Directors related to the building and maintenance of the SBSM membership. The committee develops materials used to attract new members and suggests programs to retain existing members.

Practice Committee

The mandate of the Practice Committee is to ensure the interests and needs of BSM clinicians are clearly identified.

Program Committee

The mandate of the Program Committee is to organize and oversee the educational, scientific and operational components of the SBSM conference.

Web & Communications Committee

The mandate of the Web & Communications Committee is to direct the creation and maintenance of a website that serves as a critical resource to SBSM by fostering efficient communication and transactions within and between the SBSM leadership, membership, staff and the public. The Web & Communications Committee strives to leverage web-based technology to support society business in a simple, cost-effective manner.

Credentials Committee

The mandate of the Credentialing Committee is to ensure the initial and future appropriateness of the examination specifications in terms of evaluating the body of knowledge necessary for competent practice.  The committee represents the SBSM to monitor national credentialing industry standards for implementation and maintenance of education and training standards.

Science Advisory Committee

The mandate is to elevate the scientific profile of the SBSM, to encourage scientific activity among its membership, and to communicate scientific standards of behavioral sleep medicine to other organizations and to the public.  This committee will advise the Board of Directors on matters related to science and will coordinate with other SBSM committees to advance a science agenda.

Interested candidates are reminded to consider the time commitment associated with volunteering on these committees which includes at minimum, one monthly meeting.

To volunteer for the a committee listed above, please submit a brief letter of interest and a two page curriculum vitae (CV) by January 31, 2018 to Kathryn Hansen, SBSM Executive Director at


Jason Ong, PhD
President - SBSM