• Location: Live Webinar with Q&A

Join us for a conversation on breast injuries in female athletes, led by Dr Hilary Grover with Associate Professor Deirdre McGhee and Dr Bronwyn Kennedy.

A world leading researcher on breast injuries in female athletes, Deirdre will talk about research and current evidence on breast injuries in women’s sport. She’ll also provide guidance for clinicians on the assessment, classification and management of breast injuries.

Bronwyn will clarify the evidence of any proposed association between breast trauma and breast cancer. She’ll provide specific guidance to sports doctors on the differentiation between changes in breast structure secondary to breast trauma and breast cancer, as well as best-practice management of these ‘delayed presentations’.

The discussion will also cover how sports medicine research and practice, and sporting organisations can improve the prevention and management of breast injuries in women’s sport.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

This event is free for SMA Members. Registration is essential. Please ensure you check the time zone when diarising this event.


Dr Deirdre McGhee is a fellow of Sports Medicine Australia, a researcher for Breast Research Australia (BRA), a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong and an APA Sports Physiotherapist.

She has extensive experience as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of breast biomechanics in relation to breast support during physical activity. She has written several evidence-based educational resources for women on breast support and bra fit during physical activity, including guidelines for Sports Medicine Australia, “Exercise and breast support” and the web-based resource “Sportsbra” (www.bra.edu.au/sportsbra).  

Contact details: [email protected]. 

Dr Bronwyn Kennedy has worked in breast screening and diagnosis for 30 years. During this time she spent 16 years at The Sydney Breast Clinic. Since 2009 Bronwyn has worked as a Staff Specialist Breast Physician at Westmead Breast Cancer Institute where she works in multidisciplinary breast surgical clinics. She was employed as a VMO in the Department of Breast Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 2003 and subsequently appointed as a VMO Breast Physician at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Breast Clinic in 2013, where she continues to work in diagnostic and high risk breast clinics. In 2018 she was appointed to BreastScreen Northern as a VMO Breast Physician. As a senior Breast Physician, Bronwyn has expertise in the diagnosis and evaluation of benign and malignant breast disease.

Dr Hilary Grover is a Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar based at MP Sports Physicians in Victoria.

Hilary has a strong passion for working with female athletes and has been the doctor at North Melbourne AFLW for the last 3 seasons and is currently also the team doctor for Melbourne Victory Women’s A-League . Earlier this year she was the Australian Team’s Womens Under 19 Cricket World Cup Doctor in South Africa for the inaugural U19 Women’s World Cup.  

Contact details: [email protected] 

  • SMA Members: Free 
  • Non-Member: $40  
  • Student Non-Member: $20 

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