You may recall that in various emails over the last few months and at our conferences and testing sessions, I discussed the need to change our Academy name to more accurately reflect what we stand for. We desire to bridge the gap between the dentist and physician and all other relevant practitioners in the treatment of sleep disorders. We are a collaboration of various disciplines in this regard, inviting all participants to the learning table, so to speak.

There is an old saying, “Be careful what you ask for; you just might get it.” I asked, and you delivered! I want to thank those of you who shared your thoughts and considerations with me as regards ideas for our name change. Your input was most welcome and helpful.

Our new name is The Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. Because our initials remain ACSDD, we are able to retain our brand and control of all web domains. Changes to our printed materials and website will be minimal. But, much more importantly, we now communicate clearly that we are an Academy of Disciplines coming together to treat sleep disorders and improve the quality of life for the patients who suffer from them.

I ask each of you to support our name change and continue to actively spread the word about your “very different” Academy. My personal thanks to each of you. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming conference here in Scottsdale, AZ, on April 8 & 9, 2011. Conference registration is available at our website http://acsdd.org.

–Dr. Mike