Event Information

The "Managing Fatigue" conference series is an established and respected forum for research updates and discussions within the fatigue management community. First convened in 1993, this event was influenced by the insights of FMCSA's Robert Carroll, Associate Professor Laurence Hartley, and Transport Canada's Sesto Vespa and Valerie Gil. The meeting was most recently held in Fremantle in March 2015. Each conference has primarily focused on the effects of fatigue in the transportation sector and has involved support from government, industry, and academia. As an evolving conference series, sectors beyond transportation – including natural resources, mining, healthcare, and the military – have played an important role in the event.

The theme of this event is "Managing Fatigue to Improve Safety, Wellness, and Effectiveness" and we are seeking abstract and panel proposal submissions on related topics. Example topics that would fit within the conference scope include:

  • Measuring fatigue and fatigue risk
  • Scheduling systems and policies
  • Training and education
  • Fatigue risk management programs
  • Sleep health
  • Fatigue detection and management technologies
  • Operator workload, including distraction and drowsiness
  • Cognitive and other performance effects, work accidents/incidents and commuting crashes
  • Health effects
  • Effects on life outside work: family life, social life
  • Intervention studies
  • Surveillance studies

Who should attend?

  • Transportation staff and researchers
  • Fatigue and impairment researchers and advocates
  • Researchers, practitioners, managers, and operators involved in all modes of transportation
  • Mining safety experts
  • Occupational health and safety professionals
  • Military personnel
  • Freight and heavy vehicle professionals
  • Defense, science, and technology organizations
  • Medical professionals
  • Regulators and policy makers

Past Conferences

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1st International Conference Managing Fatigue
September 16-17, 1993
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

2nd International Conference Managing Fatigue
February 11-16, 1996
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

3rd International Conference Managing Fatigue
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

4th International Conference Managing Fatigue
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

5th International Conference Managing Fatigue
March 9-14, 2003
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

6th International Conference Managing Fatigue
September 11-15, 2005
Seattle, Washington, United States

7th International Conference Managing Fatigue
March 24-26, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

8th International Conference Managing Fatigue
March 21-24, 2011
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

9th International Conference Managing Fatigue
March 23-26, 2015
Perth, Western Australia, Australia