Asleep on the job: The impact of sleep on fitness for work

Date

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Sleep Medicine Section , Occupational Medicine Section

Accreditation

6 CPD points

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about this event

The demands of the modern workplace often clash with our biological clocks and our need for sleep. This leads to adverse health consequences for workers and has an enormous impact on safety in the workplace. This meeting will provide a comprehensive overview of our current understanding of these complex issues as well as providing practical guidance on how to design work schedules and work environments to protect health and promote safer working.

Aims and objectives:

  • To know about the adverse consequences that limited sleep can have on workers and the impact this has on safety in the workplace
  • To gain a comprehensive overview of our current understanding of complex sleep related issues
  • To provide practical guidance on how to design work schedules and work environments to protect health and promote safer working

agenda

Registration

9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

9.35 am

Performance across the circadian cycle

Professor Derk-Jan Dijk, Professor of Sleep and Physiology, University of Surrey

10.15 am

Sleepiness and critical decision making

Professor Jim Horne, Emeritus Professor of Psychophysiology, University of Loughborough

11.10 am

Panel discussion

11.30 am

Tea and coffee break

11.50 am

Effect of work environment on sleep

Professor John Axelsson, Senior Lecturer, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

12.35 pm

Light in the workplace

Dr Nayantara Santhi, Research Fellow, University of Surrey

1.05 pm

Panel discussion

1.25 pm

Lunch

2.25 pm

Sleep in pilots and fatigue risk management systems

Dr Rob Hunter, Head of Flight Safety, The British Airline Pilots Association

3.10 pm

Designing shifts to fit the worker

Professor John Axelsson

3.55 pm

Driving and DVLA

Dr Judith Morgan, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Swansea

4.40 pm

Panel discussion

5.00 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

5.05 pm

Close of meeting

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Amy BallamTel: 02072903942 Fax: 02072902992 Email: sleep.disorders@rsm.ac.uk arrow