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
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19th Jan 15
Having a drink before bedtime might make you fall asleep a little faster. But the sleep you get after imbibing may not be so restful, finds a new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
Building upon earlier research, Christian Nicholas and his colleagues at the University of Melbourne found that alcohol just before sleep can lead to poorer quality slumber.
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.