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INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGEONS

FOR SLEEP APNOEA

IASSA

Associate Society of World Sleep Society

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGEONS FOR SLEEP APNOEA

is a National scientific non-profit organization and promotes all aspects of

sleep research and sleep medicine

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Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea (IASSA)


Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea (IASSA) started at Chennai in 2012 and it is the first national level association to address the scientific demands of surgeons interested in this field formed with the guidance and encouragement of Prof. Mohan Kameswaran and Prof. E.C. Vinaya Kumar, who are the Patron of this association. Dr. Seemab Shaikh, Founder President, Dr. P. Vijaya Krishnan, Founder Secretary and Dr. Gowri Shankar, Founder Treasurer further took initiatives to formulate the Bylaws and got it registered under “The Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 (Tamil Nadu Act27 of 1975) on 14th Aug 2012.


The main aim and objective of IASSA is to act as a bridge between different sleep societies, supporting and encouraging worldwide exchange of clinical information and scientific studies related to sleep apnoea. Because sleep health will be advanced by information, IASSA will strive to advance knowledge about snoring and sleep apnoea and its disorders amongst both healthcare workers and the general public. This will include both education about the means to “healthy sleep” as well as awareness of the adverse consequences of sleep dysfunction on the quality of life and the health of an individual.

In 2013, IASSA was recognized and became the Associate body of World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) which was one of the important mile stone for IASSA.


1st National Conference on Snoring & Sleep Apnoea (IASSACON2013) of Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea was held on 15 - 17 Feb, 2013 at Hotel Le Meridien Chennai Organized by Dr. P. Vijaya Krishnan. This conference is the first national level conference of IASSA to discuss in detail about all sleep related issues and to formulate a guideline for assessment and management of sleep apnoea.

This is a mega event, around 500 delegates came across the country and neighboring countries. This prestigious conference brought together an eminent “Star Studded” Galaxy of internationally acclaimed leaders in various disciplines of this field of Snoring and Sleep Apnoea.

1.     Prof. Richard P Allen, USA
2.     Dr. Stuart Mackay, Australia
3.     Dr. Venkatesan T K, USA.     

4. Dr. Peter Eastwood, Australia

This Conference had live surgical demonstration of Surgeries for Sleep Apnoea on 15/02/13 at Madras ENT Research Foundation Pvt Ltd, RA Puram, Chennai.


2nd National Conference on Snoring & Sleep Apnoea (IASSACON2014) of Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea was held on 7 – 9 Feb, 2014 at Kadavu Resort, Calicut organized by Dr MP. Manoj. This conference also brought together faculty from various countries.

1.     Dr. Ottavio Piccin, Italy
2.     Dr. Toh Song Tar, Singapore

This Conference also had live surgical demonstration of various Sleep Apnea Surgeries on 07/02/14 at Dr Manoj’s ENT, MESIARC, Calicut.


3rd National Conference on Snoring & Sleep Apnoea (IASSACON2015) of Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea was held on 16 – 18 Jan, 2015 at Hotel Taj Krishna, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad organized by Dr. Deenadayal and Dr. Srinivas Kishore. This conference also brought together faculty from various countries.

1.     Dr. Tucker Woodson, USA
2.     Dr. Kenny Pang, Singapore
3.     Dr. Brian Rotenberg, Canada
4.     Dr. Ottavio Piccin, Italy

This Conference also had live surgical demonstration of various Sleep Apnea Surgeries on 16/01/15 at Nova Specialty Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.


4th National Conference on Snoring & Sleep Apnoea (IASSACON2016) of Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea was held on 1 – 3 April, 2016 at Hotel Taj Land’s End, Mumbai organized by Vikas Agrawal. This conference brought together faculty from various countries.

1.     Dr. Claudio vicini, Italy
2.     Dr. Filippo Montevecchi, Italy
3.     Dr. Magne Tvinnerium, Norway
4.     Dr. Toh Song Tar, Singapore



President Message

The field of sleep disorders is still in its infancy with a plethora of data waiting to be uncovered in the near future. 


Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common sleep disorder. Several population-based studies across various geographical regions and ethnic groups demonstrate a surprisingly similar prevalence of OSA, approximately 2 to 10% worldwide. 


As Otolaryngologists it comes under our domain to evaluate and treat these patients. This year our goal will be to raise awareness among general population and medical fraternities about the serious burden of OSA in the society. 


With that aim we will organize CMEs and surgical training programs across the country. We will also start mentorship programs to train the budding ENT surgeons, who are interested in the field of sleep surgery. 

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Dr. Srinivas Kishore

President, IASSA

Secretary Message

Sleep disordered breathing is a modern day scourge with increasing number of patients presenting to physicians and surgeons with raised symptomatology.

 

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome, its chief protagonist is a medical and surgical problem with input from several specialties.

 

INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGEONS FOR SLEEP APNOEA was started keeping in mind the need for systematic scientific study and academic interaction between various specialities.

 

It gives me immense pleasure and honor to announce that IASSA has gone a step forward and associated with the World Sleep Congress… 


It is a prestigious moment for us that WASM - World Association of Sleep Medicine accredited our association as WASM’s Associate Society. As a part of it, all our members will be provided online free access to their International Sleep Medicine Journal… They will get discounts to become a WASM member and also in registering for their congress… We can use their logo and their accreditation in our future conferences and workshops with prior permission.

 

 We invite membership from all medical fraternity, who have interest in snoring and sleep disordered breathing.


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Dr. P. Vijaya Krishnan

Secretary, IASSA