Respiratory

Mission Statement

To act as a focus for those members of the ASA who have an interest in the respiratory aspects of sleep medicine and sleep science.


Broad Objectives

  1. To encourage involvement of physicians, scientists, nurses, physiotherapists, CPAP therapists and others interested in the respiratory aspects of sleep, to be involved in the affairs of the association.
  2. To support the ASA annual scientific meeting, especially with the respiratory aspects of the meeting.
  3. To advise the Board on the respiratory aspects of sleep when needed.

Documents

 

Additional Information

Health Professionals Information [link]

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea [link]

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Children [link]
 

Latest News

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    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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