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APSS

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:05 pm
by Mairi2
Once again, the APSS is across the Mighty Mississippi from my home town - who's planning on being here? We need to plan a meet up!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:56 am
by RayMeece
Afraid I won't be able to make it this year. Where is it going to be in 2015?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:33 pm
by Jayhawkhenry
Next year is Seattle. But if the program is as weak as it was this year with no choices and mandated commercials for the AASM's agenda, I will not waste my money. My state meeting is better.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:42 pm
by labman2
Jayhawkhenry wrote:Next year is Seattle. But if the program is as weak as it was this year with no choices and mandated commercials for the AASM's agenda, I will not waste my money. My state meeting is better.


didnt go this year....but I did have my name as one of the contributors to an abstract that was presented! :wink: ... so I was "kinda" there! :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:23 am
by tiredjohnny1
Ray Meece....Havent seen your name in a long time!

Re: APSS

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:02 pm
by Jayhawkhenry
I just claimed my CEU's for the meeting. Just check the box and get some credit. I was very surprised that no opportunity was given to comment on the program content. Overall, I was very disappointed in the lack of quality in the program and choices. There were no options for technologists to attend continuing education at their practice level. There was a lot of pabulum being served up to push the AASM agenda. I certainly did not need the AASM president to tell me were sleep technology had been and where it was going, we would have been much better served to have a well-respected senior technologist address that topic. The respiratory physiology program was a waste of time for any was not a beginner or had been properly trained and educated to begin with. Instructions on the use of vendor devices should be done in the lab, not in an AAST venue. Most of the “discussion” panels lacked focus and direction, with a lack useful information.
If the AAST leadership is looking to dumb down the profession, they certainly made a good start of it. This departure in content, from programs of the past, is quite disturbing and questions the future relevance of AAST as a premiere educational provider.

Re: APSS

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:59 am
by RayMeece
I realize this thread is several years old, and am sorry I have not commented before now.

But I need to say that apparently you misunderstand. The APSS is a Society FOR Providers, not techs. The AAST conference that usually runs concurrently is the meeting FOR TECHs. So all of the complaints here may be well-founded, however they are mis-directed

Re: APSS

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:00 am
by RayMeece
Well, APSS is for providers, but mainly for Researchers, which is why labman2 had a presentation.

Re: APSS

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:24 pm
by labman2
Huh! What presentation?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:21 am
by RayMeece
labman2 wrote:
didnt go this year....but I did have my name as one of the contributors to an abstract that was presented! :wink: ... so I was "kinda" there! :lol:



Well, maybe YOU didn't present it, but said you were a contributor to an abstract (IN 2014).

Re: APSS

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:36 am
by labman2
Ahhh... thought you meant this year! Yes- was part of abstract in 2014