March 14, 2014

One chapter ends and another begins….

After 10 years at the helm of the American Sleep Apnea Association, I step down, bowing to the Board of Directors’ decision to set a new direction for the Association under new leadership.

I am proud of what we have accomplished to raise the visibility of the ASAA, putting the patient at the center in our efforts to combat sleep-disordered breathing along with our partners nationwide.

Successes with shout-outs –

 ·        First Sleep Apnea Awareness Day lecture with David Rapoport (2005)
 ·        Apnea Support Forum with Michael Sussman and Linda Duyer (2005)
 ·        Open Letter to the Sleep Community published in the Journal of Clinical     Sleep Medicine with Kingman Strohl (2006)
 ·        Remake of the “What Is Sleep Apnea?” video with Deborah Papier (2008)
 ·        First Sleep Apnea and Trucking Conference with Reid Blank and Bob Stanton (2010)
 ·        CPAP Assistance Program with Mark Seager and Kalimah Ashby (2011)
 ·        Chairing the first International Roundtable of Sleep Apnea Patient Organizations at the World Congress of Sleep Apnea with Mario Fabiani (2012)
 ·        Proposal to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for a Patient-Powered Research Network with Susan Redline, Steve DeCelle and Carl Stepnowsky (2013)

What’s next?

Not clear as of now – what I am hoping for is to continue my efforts to promote sleep health and to leverage what and who I know to help people get the good night’s sleep they need and deserve.


Adrian Zacher ( said...

Ed you have been a credit to the sleep world. I wish you well in whatever lies ahead. Keep in touch. Adrian

Robert said...

If it was not for the work of Ed Grandi I would not know this organization exists.

Unknown said...

I'm looking forward to the new challenges you will likely be tackling and to more contributions to the sleep and sleep apnea world. Change is often stimulating and knowing you, my bet is your head is swirling with ideas. Don't forget to stop the innovating long enough to get your sleep!! Pam Minkley

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your hard work to raise awareness, educate the public, and support sleeep technologists' education.