Rugby Codes Symposium


Session Time   Topic  Name Discipline
0800-0855 Registration
0855-0900 Welcome Mitchell Jarvis NSW State Manager
0900-0945 Mental Health in the National Rugby League Dr Donald Kuah and Dr Etienne Du Preez Sports Doctors
0950-1040 Code Update and Chief Medical Officer Q & A Session Dr Paul Bloomfield and Dr Warren McDonald Sports Doctors
1040-1100 Morning Tea
1100-1145 The Key to Keeping Athletes Injury-Free and Maintaining Performance During In-Season Competition Mr Don Singe Strength and Conditioning Coach
1145-1230 Concussion Research in Rugby: A Summary of The University of Newcastle’s Research Program Dr Andrew Gardner Researcher/Neuropsychologist
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1415 Communication Between State and Club Staff in Elite Rugby League Ms Liz Steet Physiotherapist
1415-1500 Hypermobility and Second Ankle Syndrome in Football Codes: Biomechanics, Common Injuries and Treatments to Reduce Risk of Overuse Foot Injuries  Mr Andrew Bull Podiatrist
1500-1530  Afternoon Tea
1530-1630  Injuries to Female Rugby 7s Players Mr Mick Moran Physiotherapist
 1630 Symposium Close

For all general enquiries, please contact:

Sports Medicine Australia
375 Albert Road
Albert Park VIC 3206

Ph: 03 9674 8702
Fax: 03 9674 8799

With the 2018 season almost upon us, ‘Clearing the Ruck’ will showcase an array of professionals from varied sports medicine disciplines, with a wealth of experience and knowledge across the codes of rugby league and rugby union.