• Location: Champions Room - Melbourne Sports Centre, 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park 3206

SMA is proud to present part three of our Eminent Speaker Series – Post traumatic arthritis risk and treatment for contact sport athletes with world renowned sports medicine expert Dr Peter Larkins.

Sport is an important part of healthy physical activity however injuries are inevitable, particularly in contact sport. Join Dr Peter Larkins as he explains the role of joint injuries in the development of arthritis and modern approaches to prevention and management of traumatic osteoarthritis.

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Dr Larkins is one of Australia’s most senior specialist sports physicians with both clinical and team-based expertise across all areas of health, fitness and exercise, sports injuries and a wide range of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, including the care of degenerative arthritis in active individuals.

Dr Larkins will draw on his extensive experience as team doctor with a wide range of sports including Australian track and field, cricket, triathlon and lacrosse teams at World Cup, World Championship and Commonwealth Games events, Geelong and Adelaide AFL teams and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Peter is currently Lead Clinician for Sports Medicine and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Epworth Musculoskeletal Institute.

This event is available face to face in Melbourne as well as online for audiences in other Australian states and territories and internationally.

Both in person and online attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a valuable Q&A with Dr. Larkins in this interactive lecture.

Cost:

 Face to face    Online 
SMA Members – FREE 

Non Members – $75 

  SMA Members – FREE 

   Non Members – $25 

 

Click here to register to attend the face to face event

Click here to register for the online event

Registration closes April 29 at 12pm (AEST).

This event is proudly sponsored by Club Warehouse, leading supplier of BREG Functional OA Braces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers

DR PETER A LARKINS
SPECIALIST SPORTS & EXERCISE PHYSICIAN
MBBS, B.MED.SC (HONS), FACSEP, FASMF, FFSEM (UK)

Dr Peter Larkins is one of Australia’s most senior specialist sports physicians and established the first solo private sports physician practice in Australia in 1979.

His current practice deals with all areas of health, fitness and exercise including sports injuries and a wide range of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, including the care of degenerative arthritis in active individuals. He has extensive experience in clinical, administrative and team-based care of the active individual regardless of age. He has a special interest in adolescent and older aged care as well as the elite athlete groups.

Dr Larkins has degrees in Medicine and Medical Science (Exercise Physiology), and has undertaken postgraduate studies in sports and exercise medicine in Canada, USA, England and East Africa. He has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences including teaching at International Olympic Committee doctor training courses.

He is a former National President of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), the peak advisory body on health and fitness in Australia. He has also been National Vice President of the Australasian College of Sports & exercise Physicians (ACSEP) and served on many administrative committees and working parties for Government and professional health, fitness and medical organisations over the past 25 years.

He has also served as team doctor with a wide range of sports including the Australian track and field, cricket, triathlon and lacrosse teams at World Cup, World Championship and Commonwealth Games events. He has been a team doctor for both Geelong and Adelaide in the AFL and was a senior Team Leader for the provision of medical services at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Peter also has had extensive media involvement including regular appearances on television, radio and in newsprint on issues related to sport and health.

Peter’s interest in sport and fitness began with his own sports career involving athletics, football and cricket. He has represented Australia as a competitor in middle distance running at Olympic, Commonwealth and World Cup competitions including being captain of the Australian track and field team in 1983.

Peter was a former long serving member of Epworth‘s Medical Advisory Committee and is currently Lead Clinician for Sports Medicine and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Epworth Musculoskeletal Institute.

Peter is a regularly invited speaker and author on topics related to health and fitness. In addition to his Epworth clinical practice, he has a corporate speaking business, which addresses all aspect of healthy living and the role of physical activity in the promotion of health and wellbeing, together with the enhancement of productivity in the workplace.

For more information visit – www.drpeterlarkins.com

Registration is essential – Limited places available

 Face to face    Online 
SMA Members – FREE 

Non Members – $75 

  SMA Members – FREE 

   Non Members – $25 

 

Click here to register to attend the face to face event

Click here to register for the online event

Registration closes April 28 at 12pm (AEDT).