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.

Vision

A community that recognises the importance of good sleep to health, public safety, productivity and quality of life.

Mission

"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."

Goals

In order to achieve its Mission, the ASA will:

  1. Promote Education and Training in sleep health & sleep science within its membership and the other health related professions
  2. Foster Research in sleep health and sleep science
  3. Establish Clinical Standards within the profession and industry
  4. Be the recognised Voice of sleep expertise
  5. Advocate for the professional interests of members
  6. Inform members and the public on sleep health & sleep science
  7. Provide Services to members
  8. Ensure Good Governance within the Association

Constitution

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:

The Constitution of the Australasian Sleep Association Constitution [PDF]

Organisational Overview

Latest News

  • Sleep: The unascertained necessity

    10th Dec 14

    “There is good evidence that sleep acts like a glue that holds memories together – that it’s important for memory consolidation, and the flip side, forgetting,” says Associate Professor Kurt Lushington, director of the Centre for Sleep Research at the University of South Australia.

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  • NHMRC Recipients

    24th Oct 14

    On 17 October 2014, the outcomes of several major National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia funding schemes were announced. A total of 8 sleep and circadian related project grants were awarded.

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  • Snoring likely to be in your genes

    9th Oct 14

    Dr Michael Hlavac, NZ Branch Committee chairman of the Australasian Sleep Association and director of the sleep unit at Christchurch Hospital, said about 20 per cent of adults had sleep apnoea. It was twice as common in men.

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