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View past professional development events run by SMA.

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2024

What’s new in tendons?

Dates: 28 February
Time:
7:00pm – 8:30pm AEDT
Location:
Online

Latest research from the International Scientific Tendon Symposium, including a new patient outcome measure for the Achilles and clinical tips for the difficult differential diagnosis. See details

Rheumatology in sports

Dates: 22 February
Time:
8:00pm – 9:00pm AEDT
Location:
Online

Discussion on rheumatology conditions that masquerade in sports, who they affect, and how they can be recognised. See details.

Life on the road – Working as a Sports Physio. The good, the bad and the ugly!

Dates: 19 February
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEDT
Location:
Online

Hands-on insights into how team travel affects athletic performance, and other accommodation and living considerations. See details.

Preparing community sporting athletes this season – Concussion and pitchside management

Dates: 15 February
Time:
7:00pm – 8:30pm AEST
Location:
Online

Supporting practitioners, coaches, parents and athletes to optimise performance and remain injury-free. See details

2023

Nutrition strategies to optimise athletic performance

Dates: 29 November 2023
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEDT
Location:
Online

Collaboration event with Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) on supporting energy, nutrient and fluid requirements of competitive athletes to optimise performance. See details

Changing the narrative around menstrual cycles and the impact of hormones on women athletes

Dates: 28 November 2023
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEDT
Location:
Online

The menstrual cycle and the changes that occur to the body through puberty and development for girls and women for positive health and performance outcomes. See details.

Preparing community sporting athletes this season – Injury management and footwear

Dates: 23 November 2023
Time:
7:00pm – 8:30pm AEST
Location:
Online

Interactive online session on injury management and footwear for everyone with community level athletes, including practitioners, coaches, parents and athletes. See details

IOC 2023 Consensus Update on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)
Presented in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM)

Dates: 15 November 2023
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEDT
Location:
Online

Prof Louise Burke covered the relationship between Low Energy Availability and the RED-S diagnosis and a new Clinical Assessment tool. See details.

Preparing community sporting athletes this season – Nutrition and strength/conditioning

Dates: 9 November 2023
Time:
7:00pm – 8:30pm AEST
Location:
Online

Supporting practitioners, coaches, parents and athletes to optimise performance and remain injury-free. See details

Sports Radiology – Imaging for health professionals

Dates: 25 October, 1 November and 6 November 2023
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEDT
Location:
Online

A three-part online series with Dr Hussain Khan for a fundamental understanding of sports radiology, to support your work in the multidisciplinary field of sports medicine and sports science. See details

UQ Sports Physiotherapy Masterclass

Dates: 11 October 2023
Time:
8:00am – 12:30pm
Location:
Mudjimba room, Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, 270 Ocean Dr, Twin Waters QLD

An informative masterclass for students featuring presentations including management of lumbar bone stress injuries, psychological readiness for return to sport, sex-differences in injury presentations, intra-muscular tendon injuries, and navicular stress fractures. See details

Upper limb taping masterclass

Dates: 26 September 2023
Time:
6:30pm – 8:00pm AEST
Location:
Online/Livestreamed

Expert live taping webinar with taping demonstrations of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, and the appropriate equipment needed to best apply these taping methods. See details.

Concussion – from fundamentals to the future

Dates: 20 September 2023
Time:
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:
University of Canberra, Kirinari Street, Bruce ACT

The fundamentals of what concussion is and how to manage it at the community sport level, recent outcomes of the International Consensus Conference, and the outcomes of the Australian Government Senate Inquiry into concussions and repeated head trauma in contact sports. See details

Sporting hip and groin symposium

Dates: 10 September 2023
Time:
8:00am – 4:30pm
Location:
Novotel Melbourne on Collins, 270 Collins St, Melbourne VIC

A one-day symposium on the management of hip and groin pain in the athletic population including management of hip dysplasia, adductor pain, and femoroacetabular impingement, with discussions on rehabilitation, imaging, injectables and surgery. See details

Female athletes, body composition and eating disorders

Dates: 6 September 2023
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEST
Location:
Online

A critical conversation discussing signs and symptoms of changes in relationship with food and body, relationship between body composition and performance, and understanding of the ED/DE continuum and importance of early detection. See details

Pelvic floor health in athletes

Dates: 30 August 2023
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEST
Location:
Online

Jodie Dakic addressed common questions about the pelvic floor including its structure and function, symptoms and options for management, and normalising conversations for female athletes. See details.

Careers in Sports Medicine and Sports Science

Dates: 29 August 2023
Time:
7:30pm – 9:30pm AEST
Location:
Online

Attendees learned what they need to do, and the pathways they can take, to pursue a successful career in medicine and allied health disciplines with a sports medicine focus. See details.

Top tips for an impressive presentation

Dates: 28 August 2023
Time:
12:30pm – 1:30pm AEST
Location:
Online

An informative session led by 2023 ASICS SMA Conference Co-Chairs and Judging Chair on how to deliver an impactful academic presentation. See details.

Clinical anatomy and assessment of the knee joint

Dates: 24 August 2023
Time:
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:
University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong NSW

A/Prof Deirdre McGhee and Dr Paul Bloomfield revised the anatomy of the knee joint region, followed by a practical demonstration of the clinical assessment of the knee joint and discussion of common musculoskeletal pathologies of the knee joint. See details.

Optimising bone health in female athletes

Dates: 23 August 2023
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm AEST
Location:
Online

Attendees learnt about nutritional factors for optimum bone health in female athletes, optimum exercise loading for bone, and risk factors and training errors predisposing to bone stress injury in female athletes. See details

Female sporting footwear

Date: 10 August 2023
Time:
6:30pm – 9pm 
Location:
Bared Footwear, 36 Manchester Ln, Melbourne VIC

Speakers Brooke, Emma Madeleine discussed mods and orthoses, footwear injury risk, athletic and sport performance, learnings since the AFLW kicked off 8 years ago, and women athletes requirements in a football boot. See details

Preparation, performance and physiotherapy: Women’s World Cup series

Date: 20 June, 27 June, 4 July and 11 July 2023
Time:
7pm – 8pm AEST
Location:
Online

Over four weeks, attendees heard from world renowned speakers including Dr Andreas Serner, Dr Donna Lu, Prof Tim Meyer and Dr Steph Filbay as they explored topics such as tournament medical preparation, purposeful heading, high performance environments and ACL injuries. See details

Syndesmosis – To repair or not to repairACL Recovery without Surgery

Date: 3 July 2023
Time:
7pm – 8:30pm AEST
Location:
Online

Dr Steven Kent, Phil Bosson, Kurt Robertson and facilitator Paula Peralta, discussed latest evidence and surgical techniques for managing syndesmosis injuries including imaging and clinical findings, acute phase management, on-field assessment, rehabilitation phases, and return to play strategies. See details

Treating the Injured Runner: An evidence-based practical approach

Date: 20 May 2023
Time:
9am – 5pm AEST
Location:
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, 1 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS

APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, Brad Beer covered key areas of running rehabilitation, provided a comprehensive and structured approach for assessing and treating the injured runner, and offered evidence-based tips and best practices. See details

Fundamentals of Concussion in Sport

Date: 8 May 2023
Time:
6:30pm – 8:30pm AEST
Location:
University of Canberra, 11 Kirinari Street, Bruce ACT

Dr Rob Reid AM discussed the fundamentals of concussion in a sporting context, including recognition and management, enhanced understanding of concussion injuries to manage player wellbeing, and return to play considerations. See details

There is no BEST way to run, but there are lots of BETTER ways

Date: 6 May 2023
Time:
2pm – 4pm AEST
Location:
Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier St, Bruce ACT

Practical workshop with Luke Nelson and Peter Garbutt who spoke about minimising injury and aiding recovery by focussing on running techniques such as cadence and balance. See details

“Succinct, clear, simple tips that can be implemented right away.” – Attendee

Basic Concussion Essentials for Parents and Volunteers

Date: 3 May 2023
Time:
6pm – 7pm ACST
Location:
Netball Northern Territory, 235 Abala Road, Marrara NT

Presenter, Dr Viran de Silva, discussed how to identify concussion symptoms, and manage and make referral decisions for suspected concussion injuries. See details

Gender Bias in Pain, Rehabilitation and Performance

Date: 22 April 2023
Time:
8am – 3pm AWST
Location:
491 Wellington Street, Perth WA + Live Webinar

A symposium which explored research gaps that inform clinical practice for pain neuroscience, sports injury rehabilitation and performance. Panellists included A/Prof Tasha Stanton, Prof Sophia Nimphius, Dr Mervyn Travers, Cobie Starcevich, Dr Rachel Harris, and Dr Clare Ardern. See details

“It sparked personal reflection and the knowledge/perspectives shared by presenters was absolutely inspiring.” – Attendee

ACL Recovery without Surgery

Date: 18 April 2023
Time:
7pm – 8:30pm AEST
Location:
Live Webinar with Q&A

Dr Tom Cross and A/Prof Dr Jane Rooney presented the hypotheses and results so far of the ‘ACL-heal research project’ and present a novel medical model of management. See details

“Two great speakers with very clinical and relevant messages.” – Attendee

Pregame Preparation and Post Game Recovery for Parents and Volunteers

Date: 5 April 2023
Time:
6pm – 7pm ACST
Location:
71 Abala Road, Marrara NT

Presenter, Robbie Butcher, discussed optimising preparation and recovery in sport through basic nutrition and hydration. See details

Breast Injuries in Female Athletes

Date: 29 March 2023
Time:
7pm – 8pm AEDT
Location:
Live Webinar with Q &A

A collaboration between SMA and the Australian Institute of Sport Female Performance & Health Initiative (AIS FPHI). This interactive, online event led by Dr Hilary Grover, featured A/Prof Deirdre McGhee and Dr Bronwyn Kennedy

“A fascinating session with practical tips that were as relevant to males as females!” – Attendee

Heat and Smoke

Date: 27 March 2023
Time:
7pm – 8:30pm AEDT
Location:
Live Webinar with Q &A

Professor Ollie Jay and Dr David Hughes helped attendees learn how to assess and manage heat and smoke stress, and illness in a sports context.

“Very informative with excellent knowledge of relevant research.” – Attendee

Ethico-Legal Issues in Sports Medicine

Date: 22 February, 1 March & 8 March 2023
Time:
7pm – 8pm AEDT
Location:
Online Event Series

One of a kind, three-part online series with Dr Mark Giancaspro, Sally Adamson and Hayden Opie AM who helped navigate legal boundaries, obligations, and responsibilities to avoid contravention when practicing sports medicine.

“It was very detailed and incredibly important.” – Attendee