Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine
The Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) has been founded to encourage exploration of the substantial common ground that exists between Anesthesiology and Sleep Medicine and the anesthetic and sleep states.
The Society’s objectives are to:
- Encourage the cross fertilization of ideas between anesthesiology and sleep medicine.
- Promote clinical and epidemiological studies determining the associations between sleep disorder breathing and perioperative risk.
- Examine methods of minimizing perioperative risk of upper airway obstruction or ventilatory insufficiency in predisposed individuals.
- Explore the use of non-invasive positive airway pressure therapies to prevent and treat perioperative upper airway obstruction or hypoventilation.
- Stimulate research examining the relationships in respiratory, neurophysiological, neuropsychological and neuropharmacological function between anesthesia and sleep.
The Society is organizing a preconvention conference at the American Society of Anesthesiologists on October 14, 2011 in Chicago focused on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Anesthesia