• Location: Zoom

Sport participation in extreme heat conditions can result in significant health risks and the potential for life-threatening heat illness. Effective prevention requires an accurate understanding of the contributing factors (nature of the sporting activity, environmental conditions, and individual human factors). Having a practical means of understanding and managing the risks, and being equipped to recognise and respond to signs and symptoms of heat illness is essential to ensure safe sports participation for all.

Join our expert research panel to learn about the latest research on the impact of extreme heat on athletes across summer sports, get the first insight into the new 2020 SMA Extreme Heat Policy and how the research and policy guidance will help to provide a safe environment for athletes, officials, coaches, parents, volunteers, staff, sports trainers and spectators.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a valuable Q&A with the panel in this interactive online 90-minute webinar. #SMAextremeheatpolicy

This national event is proudly supported by the NSW Office of Sport, Sport and Recreation ACT, the Tasmanian Government, the Western Australian Government and the Northern Territory Government.


Ollie Jay is an Associate Professor in Thermoregulatory Physiology, and Director of the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, and Lead Researcher of the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) Research Node on Climate Adaptation and Health. Ollie has over 15+ years of experience in Thermal Physiology, Exercise Science, Thermal Biophysics and leads research projects focusing on human physiology, health risk, and performance in extreme environments with a particular emphasis on human thermoregulation in hot environments.

Carolyn Broderick – Carolyn Broderick is a staff specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW Sydney. She is the Chief Medical Officer of Tennis Australia & the Australian Open Tennis and Deputy Medical Director for the Australian Olympic team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Carolyn’s clinical practice is focused on the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions in young people, including the role of exercise for children with chronic disease. Her research has evaluated physical activity and musculoskeletal injury risk in paediatric and adolescent populations. More recently her focus has also included the impact of environmental conditions, specifically extreme heat, on sporting activity and translating laboratory-based findings into sports policy.

Dr James Smallcombe is a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at The University of Sydney. James obtained his PhD in Paediatric Physiology from Loughborough University in the UK before commencing a research position within the Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre at the same institution. His research activities primarily focus on the physiological and physical factors that influence the human response to heat stress exposure.

Registration is free to delegates in NSW, ACT, TAS, WA and NT

For delegates in other locations:
SMA Members: Free
Non-Members: $50

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