Sports Medicine Australia is thrilled to announce the renowned Dr David Hughes as this year’s Sir William Refshauge Lecturer at the 2021 SMA Conference.
The highly distinguished Dr Hughes accepted the invitation on behalf of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation (ASMF) Order of Fellows and the committee are absolutely delighted to have him as he presents ‘Leading in uncertainty – high performance sports and the pandemic.’

Dr Hughes is a Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician with over 25 years of experience working in high performance sport. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the AIS and Medical Director for the Australian Olympic Team for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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As well as being the Chair of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Sport and Health Advisory Committee, he is a former President of the Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) and has attended the London 2012 Olympics as Team Physician for the Opals and Rio 2016 as Olympic Team Medical Director.

Dr Hughes’ sport sector experience includes Super Rugby, the NRL and English Premier League football. His current work focus is on system-wide protocols to optimise athlete health and safety as well as ethical and integrity challenges in high performance sport.

The 2021 SMA Conference will be a unique opportunity to hear from Dr Hughes shortly after he returns from the Tokyo Olympics in August this year as he shares his experience at the prestigious major multi-sport event during the time of a global pandemic.

We are honored to be hosting this lecture at the 2021 SMA Conference and look forward to hearing from Dr Hughes at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds in October.

For further information regarding the conference, or if you have any questions please contact conference@sma.org.au.