About this event

  • Date and time Tue 25 Oct 2022 from 12:00pm to 5:45pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Rheumatology and Rehabilitation

Attend this event to gain a comprehensive understanding of what fatigue is, from it's theorised neural pathophysiological basis to what it means for patients from varying backgrounds. We will consider the role fatigue may play in other medical conditions, as well as the different management strategies currently available for patients.

Lastly, we will discuss fatigue and burnout in healthcare staff, a pressing topic for the NHS as it battles the continuing effects of the pandemic.  

Fatigue is something many clinicians come across in their practice, but one we are ill equipped to deal with, which is why a dedicated meeting such as this is so important.

Attend this event to: 

  • Be able to describe fatigue and understand its pathophysiology
  • Understand how fatigue presents in different patient populations 
  • Learn different management strategies for patients with fatigue 
  • Consider fatigue more broadly and how it can affect healthcare professionals 


This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 3 days after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction
Keynote lecture: Understanding fatigue

Professor Trudie Chalder, Professor of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, King's College London 

Fatigue and inflammatory conditions

Professor Neil Basu, Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine and Vasculitis, School of Infection and Immunity, University of Glasgow

Questions and answers
Living well with fatigue: Occupational therapy

Mrs Lizzy Flavell, Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Sleep disorders and fatigue

Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant in Sleep Medicine and Psychiatry, Bart's Health NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Comfort break
Fatigue and burnout in health care staff

Dr Anna Melvin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter and Dr Alison Pearson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Questions and answers
Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time 

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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