The American Academy of CardiovascularĀ Sleep Medicine (AACSM) has revamped its website. The new www.aacsm.org includes news stories about cardiovascular sleep medicine, biographies of its leaders, FAQs, a mailing list sign up form, an events calendar, and more.

The AACSM was founded by Lee A. Surkin, MD, FACC, FCCP, FASCN, A Yale-educated, triple-board certified physician with a Masters in Nutrition practices integrative cardiology, sleep medicine, and bariatric medicine and a member of Sleep Review‘s editorial advisory board, as an academic organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge base pertaining to the convergence of cardiovascular disease and sleep disorders. The AACSM focuses on supporting clinical and academic research, educating healthcare providers, increasing public awareness, working with governmental and commercial healthcare agencies to help define and refine practice guidelines and establishing itself as the primary resource for all health related issues pertaining to heart disease and sleep disorders.

On its website, the AACSM also invites those interested in the convergence of sleep medicine and cardiology to attend its Third Annual Meeting Membership Drive. It will be held in Seattle on June 7 at 5 PM at the Hyatt Olive 8 (3rd Flr, Steel Conference Room). The meeting will include two presentations: “Sleep apnea in heart failure: a mortal comorbidity. Does treatment matter?” by S. Javaheri, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM and “Should patients with atrial fibrillation go directly to polysomnography”? by Christopher J. Lettieri, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM. RSVP by May 17 to Surkin at drsurkin@aacsm.org.