Newswise — July 31, 2014 – The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) and the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) announce the signing of an affiliation agreement between the two organizations. Both organizations have a mutual goal to increase the amount of published literature about respiration and sleep medicine. As part of the affiliation agreement, Anesthesia & Analgesia (A&A) will be designated as the official journal of SASM. David Hillman, MBBS, has been appointed as the Respiration and Sleep Editor for the journal.
With this affiliation, the principal goal for Dr. Hillman will be to increase the number of sleep-related articles published in A&A, and to increase exposure of authors and literature in the field of sleep medicine. Dr. Hillman is an anesthesiologist and sleep physician in the Department of Pulmonary Physiology and Sleep Medicine at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Western Australia, and director of the West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of Western Australia, past president of the Australasian Sleep Association, founding chair of Australia’s Sleep Health Foundation, and immediate past president of SASM.
Steven L. Shafer, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia, states: “We’re delighted to affirm this new affiliation with SASM. I have long believed our journal would be a stronger resource for our audience if we had more respiration and sleep medicine articles. I’m looking forward to expanding the scope of our journal with SASM’s help through this new affiliation.”
Frances Chung, MBBS, President of SASM, adds: “As a small society, SASM can greatly increase its presence through our affiliation with the IARS. The goals of SASM align with the mission and vision of IARS in terms of research and education. I am confident that this affiliation will bring many benefits to both societies, as well as to clinicians and researchers worldwide.”
About Anesthesia & Analgesia
Anesthesia & Analgesia was founded in 1922 and was issued bi-monthly until 1980, when it became a monthly publication. A&A is the leading journal for anesthesia clinicians and researchers and publishes more than 500 articles annually in all areas related to anesthesia and analgesia, such as cardiovascular anesthesiology, patient safety, anesthetic pharmacology, and pain management. The journal is published on behalf of the IARS by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), a division of Wolters Kluwer Health.
About the IARS
The International Anesthesia Research Society is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia, and to improve patient care through basic research. The IARS contributes nearly $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research; provides an annual meeting for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; maintains a worldwide membership of more than 15,000 physicians, physician residents, and others with doctoral degrees, as well as health professionals in anesthesia related practice; sponsors the SmartTots initiative in partnership with the FDA; and publishes two peer-reviewed journals, the monthly journal Anesthesia & Analgesia and its companion journal A&A Case Reports, published twice monthly.
The mission of the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine is to advance standards of care for clinical problems shared by Anesthesiology and Sleep Medicine, including peri-operative management of sleep disordered breathing, and to promote interdisciplinary communication, education and research in matters common to anesthesia and sleep.