Special Interest Groups

ASA supports a number of Special Interest Groups that operate within the Association. The objectives of these are:

  • To foster the exchange of information and collaboration in research among clinicians and scientists within defined areas of interest
  • To serve as resource groups to the ASA Board and its subcommittees, in the provision of specialised expertise, in the development of position papers and in the production of educational material.
  • To serve as the voice of the SIG members to the Board, through the Membership Committee
  • To contribute to the planning of Annual Scientific Meetings by submitting proposals for symposia and speakers of interest to their particular craft group
     

To view detailed information on any of the Special Interest Groups, lease click below:

Chronobiology

Dental-Orofacial

Insomnia & Sleep Health

Neurology

Paediatric

Respiratory

Occ Health Safety & Performance

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