Australasian Sleep Association (ASA)
The Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) is the peak scientific body in Australia & New Zealand representing clinicians, scientists and researchers in the broad area of Sleep.
A company limited by guarantee, ASA is run by a Board of Directors, consisting of elected members of the Association.
A community that recognises the importance of good sleep to health, public safety, productivity and quality of life.
"The mission of the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) is to promote and foster professional education, training and research in sleep health and sleep science, advance the professional interests of its members, establish clinical standards with the profession and industry and to be the recognised voice of sleep research and clinical expertise."
In order to achieve its Mission, the ASA will:
- Promote Education and Training in sleep health & sleep science within its membership and the other health related professions
- Foster Research in sleep health and sleep science
- Establish Clinical Standards within the profession and industry
- Be the recognised Voice of sleep expertise
- Advocate for the professional interests of members
- Inform members and the public on sleep health & sleep science
- Provide Services to members
- Ensure Good Governance within the Association
The Australasian Sleep Association became a Company Limited by Guarantee on 1st July 2009, and received an exception to the requirement to use "Limited" in name.
ASA is governed by a constitution that may be viewed by cllicking the link below:
17th Apr 15
Dr Maree Barnes, the incoming president of the Australasian Sleep Association talks about Sleep Apnoea and Memory Loss. Listen to the conversation here
15th Apr 15
The ResMed Foundation/Sleep Health Foundation Research Entry Scholarship for 2015 has been awarded to Dr Anna Mohammadieh, ASA Member. Dr Mohammadieh will be using the Scholarship to research 'The Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Atrial Fibrillation'.
The Australasian Sleep Association congratulates Dr Mohammadieh and looks forward to seeing the results of her efforts in the future.
14th Apr 15
As a member of the BMSD subcommittee I have been involved in coordinating the content for the APS Practice Certificate in Sleep Psychology. A working party was formed from within this subcommittee to meet with the APS Institute in late 2013 to plan the development and launch of an online certificate.