• Location: University of Canberra - Building 12, Level B, Room 50

Thanks to the valued support of Sport and Recreation ACT and the NSW Office of Sport, Sports Medicine Australia is proud to bring you this Concussion in Sport workshop presented by highly respected researcher from the University of Newcastle, Associate Professor Andrew Gardner and Sport & Exercise Physician Dr Robert Reid.

Concussion is a significant and complex health issue within the Australian sporting landscape at all levels of play. It is clear that ongoing concussion research and education of all sporting stakeholders is vital for athlete and sport safety.

This educational face to face workshop is essential learning for sports medicine professionals, sports trainers, sporting officials, volunteers and parents with a particular emphasis on the community sport setting. It aims to increase knowledge of concussion, its prevalence, signs and symptoms, recognition and management, and return to play, as well as insight into long-term impacts and recent research.

Registration is free to delegates in the ACT and NSW, thanks to support from the ACT Government and the NSW Office of Sport.


Associate Professor Gardner is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow with the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle and an honorary Clinical Research Fellow with the Hunter New England Local Health District. Dr Gardner is a Co-Director of the HNE LHD’s Sport Concussion Clinic, an Executive Committee Member of the Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury, and serves as a member of Rugby Australia’s Concussion Advisory Group, and concussion consultant to Rugby Australia.

Dr Robert Reid completed his medical degree in Melbourne and a diploma in Sports Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College. This was followed by three years in corporate health and exercise physiology at City Health Care in London. He has held roles as Chief Medical Officer for the Hockey Association, Chief Medical Officer for Ice Hockey Australia (10 years), Chief Medical Officer of the Rally of Canberra (17 years), Chief Medical Officer of Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union Football Club (18 years) and Sports Physician at the Australian Institute of Sport, working with many elite and Olympic athletes and many teams of doctors, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning specialists, exercise physiologists, psychologists, and biomechanists.

He has a successful private practice now and continues to work with both elite athletes as well as the active general public.

He has been a past President of Sports Medicine Australia (ACT Branch) and is a Fellow of Sports Medicine Australia. Rob was inaugurated as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to sports medicine in 2015.

Registration is ESSENTIAL

Registration is free to delegates in the ACT, thanks to support from the ACT Government.

Registrations closes on Friday February 19 at 12pm (AEDT).