About Us

IBAS is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation with the mission of promoting, facilitating and co-ordinating research and education in respiratory and sleep health.

The objectives of the Institute are to:

  • Promote and provide a focus for research and education in respiratory and sleep health
  • Reduce morbidity and mortality and improve quality of life for persons with respiratory and sleep disorders
  • Promote occupational health, driver safety and clean air through respiratory and sleep health programs
  • Provide leadership and education in respiratory and sleep health
  • Attract, co-ordinate and manage funding programs for research and education in respiratory and sleep health

IBAS has been working towards these objectives since its inception in 2000. It has grown from a handful of clinician-researchers to a group of over 150 personnel.

IBAS is a Company Limited by Guarantee under Corporations Law

This website contains information about IBAS' organisational structure,  affiliations, work, people and history. 

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Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084

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