Hamstrung: The Injury Journey

Dr David Connell

In 2011, David Connell was appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. A/Prof Connell is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist and is recognised as a world expert in muscle imaging and tendon regeneration. He has numerous international publications and lecturing appointments in the fields of orthopaedic and sports imaging. Between 2004 – 2009 he was a consultant radiologist at the Royal National Orthopaedic. In July 2012, A/Prof Connell will be travelling to London to form part of the medical team at the 2012 Olympics. He is the Past President of the Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group and has an established track record in imaging and treating elite athletes both nationally and internationally.  

David underwent radiology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital From 1992-96. He then undertook advanced training in intervention (St Mary’s Hospital, London), MRI (Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London) and orthopaedic radiology (Hospital for Special Surgery, New York). The latter prestigious fellowship was under the stewardship of Dr Hollis Potter. He has since published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and was the first author to describe and publish the use of stem cells for the treatment of tendon conditions in humans. He is regularly invited internationally to speak about his experience in the use of growth factors and stem cells in the field of sports medicine and orthopaedics.

David returned to Melbourne in September, 2010 to take up directorship of the new Diagnostic and Treatment Centre located in the AAMI stadium, Imaging @ Olympic Park. (I@OP). This Centre was borne out of the need to provide excellence in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries. The vision shared by the doctors at I@OP is to create a world class centre for education and research through collaboration with other prestigious institutions and industry groups.


For all general enquiries please contact:

Sports Medicine Australia – Victoiran Office
375 Albert Road
Albert Park  VIC  3206

Ph: 03 9674 8777
Fax: 03 9674 8799
Email: smanat@sma.org.au

The Hamstrung: The hamstring injury journey conference will take the delegate through the athlete’s journey during a hamstring injury from, prevention all the way to return to play. It will showcase talks from all disciplines of the multidisplinary team involved with hamstring injury management with learning points from the combination of landmark research projects and vast clinical expertise.