• Location: University of Canberra - Building 11 (Level B, Room 50 - 11B50)

This year has highlighted the importance of infection control in community sport settings. In July 2020, SMA collaborated with the AIS and Sport Australia to produce the guidelines Sports Trainer Practices in a COVIDSAFE Australia as part of the return to sport toolkit.

Join Sports Medicine Australia for an educational and interactive 90 minute workshop Infection Control in Community Sport presented at the University of Canberra by Sport & Exercise Physician Dr Robert Reid, Associate Professor Sport and Exercise Science Dr Julie Cooke, and Physiotherapist and Sports Trainer Daniel Tait.

You’ll learn about the new infection control standards and expectations for sports trainers and sporting clubs, and gain a deeper understanding about the what, why and how of infection control in community sport as well as practical advice about how to overcome common barriers to implementing best practice protocols.

Registration is free, but booking is essential as places are limited!

Registration closes on Tuesday 8 December at 10am (AEDT)


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.


Dr Julie Cooke is Head of Discipline, Sport and Exercise Science, and Senior Lecturer in Anatomy & Physiology at the University of Canberra.  Julie has served as the Chair of the ACT State Council, and is a current member of the SMA Board of Directors, in addition to holding the Program Director role for the Australian Biology Olympiad program.  Julie has 20 years’ experience in academia and is a current SMA Lecturer and active Sports Trainer.

Daniel is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Sports Trainer. He graduated from university with a Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) in 2012 from the European School of Physiotherapy program at Amsterdam University of Applied Science in The Netherlands, and completed his Masters Degree in Human Anatomy at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

Daniel has worked as a Physiotherapist, Hydrotherapist, Pilates Instructor and Group Fitness Instructor as well as completing his Diploma in Remedial Massage.

Daniel is currently studying his PhD on risk assessment and prevention of knee injuries at University of Canberra, while working part-time at the Belconnen Performance Edge Clinic

Registration is ESSENTIAL and Registration closes on Tuesday 8 December at 10am (AEDT)

Thanks to the support of Sport and Recreation ACT, registration is free for all members and non-members based in ACT.