Message from Conference Organising Committee

On behalf of the organising committee it is our pleasure to welcome you to the official website for our eleventh meeting.  This biennial conference began in Fremantle, Western Australia, in 1992 and has since alternated between Fremantle and various locations in the USA. While the main emphasis of the meeting has always been on fatigue in transportation, sessions are also devoted to other domains with significant fatigue risk, such as resources and health.  Cross fertilization of research findings across domains has been a particular strength of our meetings in the past.

Fremantle has been hugely popular in the past with its cosmopolitan harbour side environment in one of the world’s best climates for outdoor living.  The conference has a tradition of a laid back, relaxed, convivial style with occasional improvised sessions thrown in, where enthusiastic delegates have been able to continue to debate a compelling issue or technique.  We have always been graced by some of the most significant researchers and compelling speakers and will be again in March 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you to Fremantle in 2020.

About the Conference

The ‘Managing Fatigue’ conference series is now an established and respected forum for research updates and discussion in the fatigue management community.  First convened in 1992 by Professor Laurence Hartley, each conference has primarily focused on the effects of fatigue in the transportation sector . Over the years the meeting focus has also evolved to encompass a wider arena including sectors such as Aviation, Maritime, Industrial, Resources and Health.

Key Dates:

25 Mar 2019 Abstract Submissions Open
1 Apr 2019 Early Bird Registration Opens
31 Jul 2019 Abstract Submission Deadline
2 Oct 2019 Authors Advised of Outcome
24 Oct 2019 Author registration required by
24 Oct 2019 Early Bird Registration Closes
16-19 Mar 2020 Conference

Organising Committee

Dr Paul Roberts
Principal Professional, Safe Systems and Human Factors
Australian Road Research Board

Professor Lynn Meuleners
School of Population and Global Health 
University of Western Australia

Richard J. Hanowski, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Truck & Bus Safety
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Conference Themes

Who Should Attend?

  • Occupational Health and Safety Professionals
  • Transportation Staff
  • Researchers
  • Road Safety Experts
  • Military Personnel
  • Aviation Experts
  • Freight and Heavy Vehicle Professionals
  • Defence, Science and Technology Organisations
  • Medical Professionals
  • Road Authorities