Vale Dr Hugh Hazard AM

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) would like to pay tribute to Dr Hugh Hazard, an ASMF Fellow and valued member of our SMA community who passed away earlier this month, aged 77. Dr Hazard was extremely well-respected in the world of sport, particularly in rugby league, having been the Chief Medical Officer for the National Rugby … Continue Reading

Sailing: Sydney to Hobart

Tahlia Zaloumis spoke with Barry Schipplock, six-time Sydney to Hobart sailor and ‘Matrix’ crew member, on his passion for yachting and an introduction to sports medicine issues associated with the sport. 74 years on, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is renowned as one of the premier yacht races in the world and is an … Continue Reading

Sports Trainer Spotlight: Kiara Johnson

How did you get involved at SMA? I initially got involved with SMA back when I did my Level 1 Sports Trainer course in 2006. After my Level 1, I did all the modules relating to becoming a Level 2 Sports Trainer. During this time, I started doing coverage with SMA and loved it! I … Continue Reading

New CEO Announcement – Craig Knox

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Knox as its new Chief Executive Officer. Commenting on the appointment, SMA Board Chairman, Dr Andrew Jowett said, “as a highly experienced association executive, Craig will bring significant strategic capability to the role. He has held multiple executive and leadership roles across the … Continue Reading

Recap – ‘The Match Day Experience: Elite Care for the Weekend Warrior’

By Michelle Bergeron In October 2018, SMA hosted a day-long symposium ‘The Match Day Experience: Elite Care for The Weekend Warrior’ that focused on assisting in athletes’ performances. The day was divided into pre-game, during-game and post-game management of athletes, touching on some of the most important facets of sports medicine and how we can keep our athletes … Continue Reading

Mission Complete: Update on Oxfam Trailwalker

  Back in July, SMA NSW Program and Coverage Coordinator, Lachlan Skulander and his team Crossfit Taipan, were preparing for the Oxfam Trailwalker- a hike of 100km. Having now crossed the finish line, Lachlan has provided an update on their epic Trailwalker journey.  By Lachlan Skulander On Friday the 24th of August at 9:00am, my … Continue Reading

Sports Trainer Spotlight: Ray Vingilis

By Tahlia Zaloumis Sport trainers are a crucial part of keeping sport safe for everyone. Medic and trainer, Ray Vingilis has been working in sport for more than 30 years. The experienced trainer has opened many opportunities for himself and has continued to aid athletes throughout his career. Ray spends the majority of his time … Continue Reading

Recap – ‘Magic Potions and Modern Medicine: An Injection of Knowledge for all Health Professionals’

  By Michelle Bergeron On July 26th, Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) hosted a mid-year event in Melbourne exploring drugs in clinical practice. Senior pharmacist, Lauren Lambert, general practitioner, Dr Michael Ryan and sports physician, Dr Susan White came along and shared their knowledge of over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs and injectables and how they relate to … Continue Reading