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What the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce did in 2020

Posted on 1/18/2021
The ASA is represented on the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce...

Great news for sleep research

Posted on 12/16/2020
Congratulations to members who have been awarded research grants across Australia and New Zealand

Sleep makes it to the mental health reform agenda

Posted on 12/10/2020
The final report on the Productivity Commission's inquiry into mental health acknowledges sleep

Sleep DownUnder returns better than ever

Posted on 12/9/2020
Sleep DownUnder is returning in triumph next year. And it will be better than ever!

Help create our new dental sleep medicine certification

Posted on 12/7/2020
Read about the program in development, and help by writing exam questions for consideration

New position statement on surgical management of OSA

Posted on 12/1/2020
A new ASA position paper on surgical management of OSA has been published in Respirology

Enjoy Sleep Week sessions on demand

Posted on 11/20/2020
All sessions from our successful Sleep Week online conference are now available to view on demand

Better options for treating hypersomnolence

Posted on 11/16/2020
Recent advocacy for better treatment options for people with central disorders of hypersomnolence

Recommencement of sleep studies in Melbourne

Posted on 10/8/2020
ASA is recommending that urgent CPAP or NIV studies can proceed with the following precautions...

Annual General Meeting agenda and papers

Posted on 10/1/2020
The Australasian Sleep Association's AGM will be held online 22 October 2020, 12.15-1.15pm (AEDT).

Dr Murray Johns receives the Distinguished Achievement Award

Posted on 9/10/2020
View the recording of the online award presentation for sleep pioneer Murray Johns

New partnership with the Australian College of Midwives

Posted on 9/4/2020
We've joined forces with midwives to help improve the sleep of babies, parents and midwives

Join us for Sleep Week!

Posted on 8/7/2020
It's been months in preparation, and registrations are now open for Sleep Week

Sleep Awareness Week August 3-9 2020, Australia

Posted on 8/3/2020
Sleep Awareness Week is held annually in Australia, and at different times throughout the world...

European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine webinars

Posted on 7/28/2020
The EADSM are offering ASA members to join as an affiliate member free of charge!

President’s message on COVID-19 situation in Victoria

Posted on 7/9/2020
Updated recommendations for sleep services on the reinstatement of stage 3 restrictions in Victoria

Vale William C. Dement, MD, PhD (1928-2020)

Posted on 6/19/2020
Remembering one of the pioneers of sleep medicine

CRC Association ECR Showcase Finals

Posted on 6/19/2020
Vote for Julia Stone - CRC Association ECR Showcase Finals

Sleep service accreditation program

Posted on 5/29/2020
Start your accreditation process to become an ASA/NATA Accredited Sleep Service

Congratulations to NHMRC Investigator Grant recipients

Posted on 5/27/2020
Four ASA members have been recognised for their leadership in sleep research...

2020-2021 subscription renewal

Posted on 5/13/2020
President's message to ASA members

New ASA webinar series

Posted on 5/7/2020
A new ASA webinar series is being launched today to help members stay up to date

President's message on COVID-19 and Sleep DownUnder

Posted on 4/14/2020
These are challenging and difficult times for all of us working in the area of sleep in the setting of COVID-19. At this time it is even more important to work together as a community to support each othe

Media release-Launch of COVID 19 living guidelines

Posted on 4/6/2020
New clinical guidelines for COVID-19 help Australian clinicians deliver best care Saturday 4th April, 2020: A large coalition of peak Australian health professional groups has come together to develop new “living guidelines” that will provide worl

Congratulations to Professor Simon Smith

Posted on 2/28/2020
Newly promoted ISSR Professor to explore the social science of sleep

Welcome to ASA's new CEO, Marcia Balzer

Posted on 1/22/2020
The Australasian Sleep Association is very pleased to welcome Marcia Balzer as our new Chief Executive Officer. She is replacing Stephanie Blower, who will be stepping down from the position, after 20 years in February 2020.

A message from the ASA President

Posted on 1/13/2020
It is with great sadness that we observe the tragic events unfolding around Australia in relation to the current bushfire season. Our thoughts go out to all those affected, including any of our membership who may be directly affected, please let me k

Productivity Commission Inquiry

Posted on 11/11/2019
The Productivity Commission’s draft report on Mental Health has recently been released and they are now calling for submissions seeking further information and feedback regarding it, preparatory to its finalization. Details about the report and maki

Free journal access for ASA members

Posted on 9/18/2019
ASA are proudly affiliated with the World Sleep Society (WSS). As a member of WSS, ASA members are able to access the Sleep Medicine journal online for free.

ASA RACP webinar

Posted on 8/28/2019
The RACP are once again joining with selected Specialty Societies to present a series of Webinars throughout 2019. ASA will be working with the College to present 4 webinars over the coming year

Congratulations to Stephanie Blower

Posted on 7/19/2019
The Australasian Sleep Association’s Stephanie Blower was Inducted into the Associations Forum Hall of Fame at the Associations Forum National Conference

ASA and SHF Win Achievement Of The Year Award

Posted on 7/18/2019
We are proud to announce that the Achievement of the Year Award at the Associations Forum National Conference in Canberra this week was awarded jointly to the Australasian Sleep Association and Sleep Health Foundation

World-first parliamentary inquiry into sleep health

Posted on 6/10/2019
MEDIA RELEASE CANBERRA - Tuesday, April 9, 2019 The final report of a bi-partisan parliamentary inquiry into the nation’s ‘Sleep Health’ has been hailed as a defining moment for patients, clinicians and health experts, according to Australia’s two

Free journal access for ASA members

Posted on 6/9/2019
ASA are proudly affiliated with the World Sleep Society (WSS). As a member of WSS, ASA members are able to access the Sleep Medicine journal online for free.

ASA is a registered charity

Posted on 6/9/2019
ASA is registered as a Health Promotion Charity, enabling donors to claim tax deductions for any donations to the Association.

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