Benefits of Membership

Who is ASTA?

ASTA has grown from humble beginnings in 1988 to having around 300 members today, mainly in Australia in New Zealand. Members are welcomed from anywhere around the world.

ASTA exists especially for Sleep Technologists, Scientists and Clinical Physiologists, primarily to serve as a resource for professionals, as well as a representative body, pursuing strategic improvements.

What do I get for my membership?

Quarterly Newsletter sent to your email address

A publication we are proud of, containing a broad range of relevant information provided by sleep technologists, including executive and state representative reports, meet the labs (profiles of other sleep labs in Australia and New Zealand), sleep related website and book reviews, sleep related adult and paediatric articles, case studies etc. All issues and articles are also available on the website.

Meetings

Annual Scientific Meeting

  • Information about the conference
  • Discount registration

Regional Meetings

Professional Development and Networking

Communicate with colleagues throughout the region.

Potential to be actively involved in ASTA.

Receive information about:

  • Courses run by, or endorsed by ASTA.
  • Strategic developments, such as Professional standards development, Educational standards
    and information about the BRPT exam and continuing education credits.

Website

Individual access to member's area of website that includes:

  • eNewsletters (current and back issues).
  • Forum to communicate with other ASTA members on sleep related topics such as data collection and analysis, sleep pathology and physiology.
  • Presentations and minutes to sleep courses and ASTA meetings.
  • Information about upcoming meetings and events (national courses and state meetingsorganised by the representative in your state).

Current Priorities Include

  • Professional Registration for Australian Sleep Technologists (read Clinical Physiologists?).
  • Improvement of Sleep Laboratory Accreditation Process.
  • Development of regional guidelines for practice, including, for example, guidelines for sleep study analysis.