Upcoming
Events

Our professional development event program has been developed specifically for the multidisciplinary needs of the sports medicine and sports science community. SMA Members receive discounted or complimentary registration.

These events are designed to support and extend ongoing professional knowledge and skills development, and certificates are sent to attendees to claim CPD hours where relevant.

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March 2024

Skin pressure injury: Implications, prevention and management in para-athletes

Dates: 13 March
Time:
7:00pm – 8:30pm AEDT
Location:
Online

Learn about skin pressure injuries in para-athletes including risk factors, prevention strategies, medical considerations, day to day equipment, and a practical treatment toolkit. Learn more

Stress fractures: Overuse to overlooked!

Dates: 20 March
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEDT
Location:
Online

Understand the risk factors, evaluation, classification and management of common stress fractures for a speedy recovery to sport and prevention of further complications. Learn more

Run to the top: Performance and injury management for recreational and elite runners

Dates: 23 March 
Time:
8:00am – 5:00pm
Location:
Novotel Melbourne on Collins,  270 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC

A one-day symposium designed to elevate your understanding of running mechanics, injury prevention & performance enhancement. Learn more

April 2024

Inside the Concussion and Brain Health Position Statement 2024 and Australian Concussion Guidelines

Dates: 3 April
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEST
Location:
Online

Join Dr David Hughes, Chief Medical Officer at the AIS, for a special online SMA members-only event, where he’ll give an overview of the position statement on concussion and brain health. Learn more

This event is for SMA Members and Sports Trainer Associates only.

Heat and air quality in sports

Dates: 10 April
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEST
Location:
Online

Delve into heat stress and air-pollution in sports, physiological stresses that interact with each other, current state of knowledge, and potential relevance for players with asthma. Learn more

Hamstrung! Do the words that we use with athletes help or hinder performance?

Dates: 17 April
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEST
Location:
Online

Explore both the positive and negative impacts of healthcare communication in sport, and learn practical ideas to use when communicating with people in pain. Learn more

Iron for female athletes

Dates: 23 April
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEST
Location:
Online

Learn about the prevalence of iron deficiency in female athletes, impact of menstruation and influence of female sex hormones on iron regulation and absorption. Learn more

May 2024

Managing pregnancy and return to sport as an athlete support team

Dates: 29 May
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEST
Location:
Online

This event explores pre-conception considerations, periodisation training plans, and considerations of the new normal of daily training and racing with a bub. Learn more

June 2024

Thinking beyond the joint: A contemporary understanding of osteoarthritis for the athlete

Dates: 5 June
Time:
6:30pm – 8:30pm AEST
Location:
Online

Learn about osteoarthritis progression and pain, the implications of this knowledge and appropriate loading in the context of the athlete with osteoarthritis. Learn more

Keep your eyes on this page for more events as they’re confirmed.