VIC State Symposium: Women in Sport

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 Melbourne, VIC

Come and join us for the VIC State Symposium in February 2018 focused on ‘Women in Sport: Challenges Faced by the Female Athlete and Clinician in Sport.’

Experts from a range of disciplines will present varying perspectives on the topic- from athletes to coaches, physios, sports doctors, dietitians, psychologists and researchers who are all leaders in their field. These presenters will explore topical issues facing women in sport and exercise including:

  • The female experience in sport (both for the clinician and the athlete) in a Q &A panel discussion.
  • The effect of physical activity on females during different life stages (eg. during/after pregnancy, exercise post-menopause)
  • Common sports medicine issues for active females (hormonal effect on injuries, disordered eating)
  • Hot topics in female participation in sport (gender inequality)

With the insights and practical applications you will get from these experts, you’ll walk away from the symposium with more confidence in being able to manage the common problems that affect these athletes and a better understanding of what it is like to be a female athlete.

We hope to see you there! Click here to register now and secure your space!



Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Peta Searle (St Kilda Football Club)
  • Jacqui Louder (Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre)
  • Wendy Braybon (Victorian Institute of Sport)
  • Melissa Barbeiri (Melbourne City FC)
  • Liv Gluchowskav (Absolute MMA)
  • Associate Professor Adam Bryant (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Kathryn Ackerman (Boston Children’s Hospital)
  • Natalie Kyan (Australian Ballet School)
  • Dr Diedre McGhee (University of Wollongong)
  • Gen McGlashan (Fitwise Physiotherapy)
  • Ben King (Victorian Institute of Sport)
  • Dr Andrew Garnham (Deakin University)
  • Mick Hughes (The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre)
  • Professor Kay Crossley (LaTrobe University)
  • Shan Morrison (Women &Men’s Health Physiotherapy)
  • Laura Moretti (Boston Children’s Hospital)


Event Programme:


Event Information:

Date: Sunday 18th February 2018
Time: 9:am – 5:00pm (Registration opens at 8am for an 8:55am start)
Location: Rydges,  186 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Book now to avoid disappointment:


Early Bird: Non-Member $300
Early Bird: SMA Member $220
Early Bird: Non-Student Member $150 *Current Student ID required
Early Bird: Student Member $125


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