• Location: Novotel Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast QLD

The 2019 ASICS SMA Conference is the leading multi-disciplinary conference in Australasia.

Year-on-year, the SMA Conference is a platform for the world’s most celebrated researchers and practitioners to network and exchange ideas. The multi-disciplinary nature of the conference is a real highlight with representation from a range of disciplines: from sports and exercise physicians, doctors and GPs, physiotherapists, dietitians, psychologists, podiatrists, accredited exercise physiologists, sports scientists, exercise scientists, physical activity experts, epidemiologists, chiropractors, osteopaths and optometrists. This rich array of professions is reflected in the Conference program, and fosters collaboration and knowledge exchange across the discipline.

The outstanding clinical program and practical workshops is supplemented by a stellar social program with multiple opportunities for networking. Last year, delegates enjoyed the ASICS Move Club (running/walking group), and networking at the Gala Dinner, Scientific Poster Session, plus much more.

This year, there is a total of $23,000 in funding to be awarded to research of excellence in the areas of:

  • Clinical sports medicine
  • Sports and exercise science
  • Physical activity and health promotion
  • Sports injury prevention

Delegates will enjoy all these networking and professional development opportunities against the backdrop of beautiful Twin Waters. Nestled in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Twin Waters has the best of both worlds with the Maroochy River and Mudjimba Beach in close proximity. Aside from the abundant natural beauty of the area and surrounding Hinterland, there are plenty of other cultural attractions to explore nearby including Australia Zoo and the Eumundi Markets.