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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14th Jun 13
SCHOOLS desperate to combat chronically tired students are calling in sleep experts to counsel parents. Sleep health educator Sue Cranage, who runs educational workshops at schools across Melbourne, said parents often didn't understand how much sleep children needed and the impacts on learning and wellbeing.
4th Jun 13
Professor Terry O'Brien from the Royal Melbourne Hospital says there has been some evidence from other studies that patients with epilepsy may have an increased incidence of sleep-disordered breathing.
Professor O'Brien says there are similar symptoms of daytime sleepiness and fatigue between the two conditions.
22nd May 13
A new study has confirmed that removing the tonsils and adenoids of children with obstructive sleep apnea can reduce sleepiness and improve the quality of life, but putting off the surgery might not hurt either.
The findings, released May 21 at an American Thoracic Society International Conference in Philadelphia, and appearing online in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that after seven months, surgery improved many gauges of everyday living.