ARMENIA

Քնի խանգարումների հայկական ասոցիացիա

Armenian Sleep Disorders Association (ARSDA)

President

Dr. Samson Khachatryan
drsamkhach@gmail.com


Foundation year

2011

Number of members

14

Composition of members (degree, specialties, subspecialties, etc.)

Degrees: MDs, BAs, PhDs Specialties: neurology, child neurology, clinical neurophysiology, psychology, psychiatry, basic neuroscience, ENT, pulmonology, internal medicine, anesthesiology, cardiology, orthodontics, thoracic surgery, sleep technicians Subspecialties: sleep medicine, epileptology, arhythmology

Historical perspective of the society

N/A

Important sleep physicians / researchers in the history of the NSS

Nubar Aslanyan MD DMSc (biochemistry, chronobiology)
Vahagn Darbinyan MD DMSc (neurology, epileptology)
Samson Khachatryan MD CMSc (neurology, sleep medicine)
Arthur Shukuryan MD DMSc (otorhynolaryngology)
Marina Petrosyan MD CMSc (pulmonology)
Parunak Zelveian MD CMSc (cardiology)
Ada Tadevosyan MD DMSc (psychiatry)

Number of Sleep Medicine Centers (link to their titles and locations)

3 centers

  1. “Somnus” Sleep and Movement Disorders Clinic, Yerevan
  2. Sleep laboratory, Surb Nerses Mets Medical Center, Yerevan
  3. Sleep laboratory, Barekam Medical Center, Yerevan

Number of Sleep Research Centers (link to their titles and locations)

1 center
“Somnus” Sleep and Movement Disorders Clinic, Yerevan (affiliated with Yerevan State Medical University’s doctoral research program, clinical sleep research)

Accreditation / Certification procedure

N/A

Educational programs

Educational program in the form of a series of seminars for GPs and specialist physicians (neurologists, other specialists) designed to meet expectations of the particular specialty.

Present activities, working groups, task forces

  1. Few collaborative projects are being discussed with other professional societies (Armenian Association of Neurologists, Armenian League against Epilepsy, Armenian Movement Disorders Group, etc.)
  2. Task force on inclusion of sleep medicine topics into curricula of the main Armenian medical schools/universities
  3. Working groups: Working group on neurological sleep disorders, Working group on insomnia, Working group on sleep-related breathing disorders
  4. Task force on missing sleep medication introduction in Armenia