Dental Orofacial Special Interest Group
To facilitate a coordinated multidisciplinary approach between clinicians and scientists interested in the structure and function of the upper airway and dental aspects of sleep disorders, including treatment, to promote collaborative education, research and clinical practice.
- To foster the exchange of information and collaboration in research among clinicians and scientists broadly interested in upper airway structure and function, oral biology and dental aspects of sleep disorders and their treatment, encompassing (but not restricted to) the disciplines of respiratory and sleep medicine, dentistry and its subspecialties, otorhinolaryngology and maxillofacial surgery.
- To serve as a resource group to the Australasian Sleep Association Board and its subcommittees in the provision of specialised expertise related to dental aspects of sleep disorders, development of position papers and education material.
- To contribute to the planning of Annual Scientific Meetings.
Oral Sleep Medicine Course 2014
The 7th Annual Oral Sleep Medicine Course will be held from 6-8 October 2014 at the Perth Convention Centre.
More information coming soon..
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.
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.
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.