Launch of a ‘Pre-Exercise Screening System for Young People’ for the health and fitness industry

In collaboration with Sports Medicine Australia and Fitness Australia, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is today pleased to announce the launch of the newly developed Pre-Exercise Screening System for Young People (PSS-YP) which includes updated Screening Tools for both parents and young people, as well as a User Guide. This pre-exercise screening system aims … Continue Reading

2021 Eminent Speaker Series Part Three: Post traumatic arthritis risk and treatment for contact sport athletes with Dr Peter Larkins – Review

On Thursday 29 April at 7:30pm in Melbourne, SMA held part three of the 2021 Eminent Speaker Series – Post traumatic arthritis risk and treatment for contact sport athletes with MC Michael Kenihan and the renowned sports medicine professional, Dr Peter Larkins. We saw over 97 delegates join us online via YouTube livestream and in … Continue Reading

2021 SMA Conference Update: Revised Submission Rules and Deadlines

Sports Medicine Australia, on behalf of the 2021 SMA Conference Committee would like to announce a change to the 2021 Abstract Submission Rules and announce an extension to submission deadlines, in light of the unique circumstances created by COVID-19. SMA is committed to providing researchers with the opportunity to present their research in a face-to-face … Continue Reading

Share your voice – Sports Medicine Australia Member Survey 2021

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is excited to be issuing a member survey to all current SMA Members to obtain feedback on SMA’s membership services. This survey is designed for members to share their thoughts about the services and benefits SMA currently offers, the services and benefits you utilise the most or would like to see … Continue Reading

Eminent Speaker Series Part Two – Professor Wendy Brown: New Global Guidelines on Physical Activity and Health – What has changed and why? – Review

On Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 6:30pm (AEST) Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) held its second installment of the 2021 Eminent Speaker Series. A hybrid face to face and online professional development event with MC Anita Green and the world-renowned Professor Wendy Brown. SMA was thrilled to bring the 2021 Eminent Speaker Series to Brisbane, where … Continue Reading

Eminent Speaker Series Part One: Dr Peter Brukner – We are getting fatter and sicker. What are we going to do about it? – Review

On Wednesday 24 February at 6:30pm Sports Medicine Australia held it’s first hybrid face to face and online professional development event with MC Michelle Bergeron and the world-renowned Dr Peter Brukner. SMA launched part one of the 2021 Eminent Speaker Series – We are getting fatter and sicker. What are we going to do about … Continue Reading

SMA unveils new Extreme Heat Policy

The new Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) Extreme Heat Policy developed by Professor Ollie Jay (University of Sydney), Associate Professor Carolyn Broderick (University of NSW and Chief Medical Officer of Tennis Australia) and Dr James Smallcombe (Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Sydney) is now available. As the impact of climate change is seen globally, extreme heat is … Continue Reading

ACT Workshop – Concussion in Community Sport – Review

On Saturday 20 February 2021 Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) held a live face to face workshop, Concussion in Community Sport with world renowned concussion expert Associate Professor Andrew Gardner and experienced Sport and Exercise Physician Dr Robert Reid. The workshop with the assistance of the ACT Government and the NSW Office of Sport provided 40 … Continue Reading

SMA 2021 Conference – Calls for Abstracts and Symposia/Workshop Now Open

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is thrilled to confirm that one of Melbourne’s best hotels, The Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel overlooking the picturesque Albert Park Lake will host the 2021 SMA Conference from October 7-9. With the venue in place, SMA is now accepting calls for Abstracts and Symposia/Workshop submission through the new 2021 SMA … Continue Reading

Dr Ken Fitch awarded Officer of the Order of Australia

Sports Medicine Australia would like to congratulate SMA Life Member Dr Ken Fitch on being awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (OA) on January 25, 2021 “For distinguished service to sports medicine at the national and international level through a range of roles, and to medical education”. Dr Ken Fitch has dedicated his … Continue Reading