President's Blog - DECEMBER 2019

Dear Colleagues,

As the year closes, I want to wish you all the best wishes for a Happy Holiday season.  As we end the year, it’s a great opportunity for me to reflect upon the successes of the past year.

Under the amazing dedication of Past President Donna Arand, committees were restructured and expanded to meet the growing needs of the society.

The Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine was formed to oversee  the new BSM exam, and offered two testing periods while also accepting applicarion from CBSM Holders for  a new credential, Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

The SBSM held the first Scientific Conference and boasted the largest attendance at an event sponsored by the SBSM. 

The SBSM membership continues to grow as we have reached a record high in 2019. Thanks to all of our members who continue to support our mission and programs. The number of webinars sponsored by the Education, Clinical Practice and Science and Research Committees continue to increase offerings scheduled for 2020.

The year ends with a bang with the submission of the APA Council of Specialties application to renewal our specialty status.

I want to thank all of you for your continued hard work and time commitment that have put the SBSM on a trajectory of success. Enjoy the holidays to rest, relax, and spend time with family and friends. In January 2020, the SBSM will continue to focus on projects designed to bring value to our members, and education to our colleagues and the public.

Dr. Don Townsend
SBSM President