Is this the year?
Is this the year when sleep apnea is recognized for the life-threatening disease that it is and people get serious about diagnosing it... and treating those who are suffering needlessly.
Will this be the year when the American Sleep Apnea Association makes the great leap forward as a patient interest organization and joins the ranks of the other serious chronic medical condition associations.
The catalyst may not be anything we did, but the publication of the Institute of Medicine report, which has shown a light on problems that have been around awhile.
We are getting ready. We are putting in place the systems we will need to meet the growing demand for services.
I am excited at the prospects of leading this organization into that bright future... watch this space for news as it happens in 2007!