Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea
IASSA is a non-profit organization started at Chennai in 2012 and it is the first national-level association to address the scientific demands of surgeons interested in this field and registered under "The Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 (Tamil Nadu Act 27 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.
In view of CoViD 19 pandemic spread, we regret to inform you all that we have to reschedule our Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea IASSACON2020 which was dated on 27th to 29th March 2020 at Ahmedabad, as per the Govt Advisory (Z-21020/14/2020-PH) from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India dated March 5th 2020. Though it causes a huge financial loss to the Organizing committee, we have taken this decision in view of safety.
We will keep you all updated about the rescheduled conference date once it is decided and the registration fee will be refunded if any delegate is not able to participate on those days.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused as many of you would have booked the flight and accommodation. We would request you all to stand with us to overcome this huge crisis.
Dr. R. Vidyasagar
Dr. P. Vijaya Krishnan
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 the 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 milestones for IASSA and now we have become the associate society of World Sleep Society (WSS).
Every year we conduct Annual National Conference, Live Surgical workshops and CME programs across the country.
Recently we have started the Certified Training Program (CTP) under the aegis of IASSA which is a 2 months training program at various IASSA accredited Institutions.
How to become a member of IASSA?
As per our decision taken during our General Body meeting on 02/04/2016, we have suspended our online registration.
Those who wish to become members have to send the completely filled up registration form available on our website by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the Governing Body members approve, we will communicate it to you and then you can send the membership fee by cheque or demand draft or you can request us to send a link to make the payment by NEFT/ IMPS.
As per our decision taken during our General Body Meeting on 03/03/2018, we have made the membership fee the same for both Life members and Associate members and after completion of postgraduation, the associate members are requested to submit their degree certificate copy to the secretariat. Once it is approved by the Governing body members, they will become a Life member.