• Location: Melbourne Sports Centre, 10 Brens Drive, Parkville VIC 3052

Sports Medicine Australia is thrilled to present the face-to-face event in Victoria “Assessment & Management of Concussion: A Theoretical and Practical Update”.

Join the Victorian branch of Sports Medicine Australia as we refresh both our theoretical and practical knowledge on concussion management with the help of our expert speakers.

We will be joined on the night by Dr Liam West (sports physician), Dr Bryn Savill (sports registrar) & Katie Davies (neurological physio), who have a combined 35+ years experience assessing, treating and managing concussions. This event is welcoming of all health care professionals and sports trainers that are wanting to update their concussion management skills and learn more about the growing role of vestibular therapy in patients with prolonged concussive symptoms.

This event is proudly sponsored by our official taping partner, Strapit. Strapit will be giving away samples at the event and there is also a major prize giveaway for one lucky delegate! To view prize details, click HERE.

This is a face-to-face ONLY event. It is $25 for SMA Members and $75 for Non-Members, and will take place at the Melbourne Sports Centre.

Registration is essential! Please ensure you check the time zone. Upon booking, a calendar link will be available to save to your time zone. 

Speakers

Katie is a clinic owner and senior physiotherapist at Neurological Rehabilitation Group.

Katie graduated in 2003 from Melbourne University and after completing two years in a rotating position at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, she left Australia with the travel bug. Like most travelling Aussies, she settled in London where she began work at the Wellington Hospital. Here she was exposed to a wide range of neurological presentations and a variety of treatment adjuncts. After 6 years in London, she returned to Melbourne and commenced working at the Neurological Rehabilitation Group.

Her exposure to varied neurological presentations and exceptional mentorship from her time in the UK allowed Katie to join the the Neurological Rehabilitation Group as an experienced and passionate practitioner. In February 2014 her commitment to the area of Neurological Rehabilitation was cemented when she took over ownership of the practice.

Dr Bryn Savill graduated from his Medical Degree (Cardiff University, Wales, UK) in 2014 after completing a Sports Science degree (Loughborough University, England, UK). To further specialise, he then completed a Sports & Exercise Medicine Diploma degree whilst working in the hospital system in the UK before coming over to Melbourne. He has many years of experience across a range of sports, especially rugby, both Union and League.

He is currently the team doctor for the Melbourne Rebels and has been for the past 5 years, whilst he was also the team doctor for the Fiji Rugby Union for 3 years, including the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. He has worked in a number of other sports including AFL, soccer, Horse Racing and disability sport both in Australia and the UK. This experience has given him a passion for dealing with sports related injuries such as concussion, and other musculoskeletal injuries.

In addition to his clinical experience, Bryn has a strong interest in education and has led and been part of UK and European-wide Sports Medicine committees and is currently on the board of the Victorian Council of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). Bryn was accredited as a World Rugby Medical Educator last year with the aim of improving medical management of trauma on the rugby field amongst sports trainers and medical personnel.

Dr Liam West has gained valuable sports medicine skills from a variety of sporting environments – across amateur, national and international levels (see below) – and he enjoys using these experiences to help all of his clinic patients. He has a passion for using exercise-based rehabilitation methods to return patients of all ages and abilities / disabilities to their physical activity or sporting goals after injury. He has developed expertise in treating a variety of muscle, bone and tendon issues in addition to other sports related injuries such as concussion.

After completing a Sports Science degree with first class honours, Dr West graduated from his Medical Degree (Cardiff University, Wales, UK) in 2013. To further specialise, he then completed a Sports & Exercise Medicine Masters Degree before coming to Melbourne to practice as a Sports & Exercise Medicine Registrar. He subsequently finished his registrar training in 2022 and is now a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians.

Within elite sport, Liam has worked internationally for the England U16 Football (Soccer) team and the Australian Diamonds Netball team. He has provided medical services at international events including the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the 2018 Invictus Games and will be travelling to the 2022 Commonwealth Games as the Australian Athletics Doctor. He is currently the Head Doctor for the Hawthorn Football Club (AFL) and is a member of the match day medical team for the Melbourne Rebels. He has also previously worked across the sporting codes of Soccer, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Mixed Martial Arts, Horse Racing and Disability Sport.

In addition to these extensive clinical experiences, Liam has led UK & European-wide Sports Medicine committees, is a Senior Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), sits on the AFL Doctors Association (AFLDA) Executive Committee, and in 2017 was elected the President of the Victorian Council of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), serving 2 terms. He has multiple publications in respected medical journals, has presented at several international conferences, and produces regular BJSM podcasts & blogs with experts from around the world in Sport & Exercise Medicine.

  • SMA Members: $25
  • Non-Members: $75