About this event

  • Date and time Tue 9 Jun 2020 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Respiratory Medicine

On Tuesday, 9th June 2020 join the Royal Society of Medicine's Respiratory Medicine section for an exciting event which will explore circadian biology and how this impacts on the care of respiratory patients. This is a full-day event aimed at Students, Trainees, Respiratory Registrars, ITU Registrars, Neurology Registrars, Consultants, Scientists and those specialising in Sleep Medicine. 

This awareness-raising event will be hugely informative with ample opportunities for audience participation and discussion.

The key topics covered will be as follows: 

  • Describe how circadian biology works
  • Explain the evidence linking circadian biology to asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and acute lung injury
  • Demonstrate how treatments and environment can alter circadian rhythms

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Early Bird pricing available until 09 April 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£95.00 £55.00 £55.00 £55.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student Non Healthcare Professional
£150.00 £75.00 £75.00 £45.00 £35.00


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Registration, tea and coffee

Session 1 - Circadian biology: How does it work?

The different types of circadian pacemakers will be explored along with regulation of pathophysiological responses.

Human circadian timing mechanisms

J. O'Neill, Cambridge

Circadian regulation of lung inflammation

D. Ray, Oxford

Discussion: Are circadian clocks significant?
Tea and coffee break

Session 2: How circadian biology influences respiratory disease?

This session explores the relevance of circadian biology in chronic respiratory disease.

Circadian biology in asthma

H. Durrington, Manchester

Circadian biology in pulmonary fibrosis/acute lung injury

J. Blaikley, Manchester


Session 3: Can circadian rhythms be altered?

This session investigates how we can use circadian biology in the treatment of patients.

Is circadian biology all sleep?
Treating circadian biology in intensive care
Tea and coffee break
The effect of shift work on circadian biology: Does it matter for doctors?
Discussion: Should we treat circadian rhythms?


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