• Location: Multiple locations - see event description

Thanks to the valued support of the Tasmanian Government, 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 Dr Andrew Gardner.

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.

This event will take place at Blundstone Arena in a face to face workshop but will also be streamed via zoom at two alternate hub destinations in Launceston and Penguin. Please see below for further details.

  1. Hobart (Face to Face workshop) – Blundstone Arena, 15 Derwent St, Bellerive TAS 7018
  2. Launceston Hub (Stream) – Sliverdome Arena – 55 Oakden Rd, Prospect TAS 7250
  3. Penguin Hub (Stream) – Penguin Football Club Dial Park Function Room – 1 Dial Park Dr, Penguin TAS 7316

Registration for this event is free thanks to the support of the Tasmanian Government.


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.

Registration for this event is free thanks to the support of the Tasmanian Government.