Save the Date: 2021 SMA Conference

The SMA Conference is back like you’ve never seen it before in 2021. Save the Date – October 7,8 & 9 2021. Keep your eyes peeled across SMA’s website and social media channels for further announcements regarding the 2021 SMA Conference.

Introducing: SMA Connect – Coming soon in early 2021

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of a brand-new Online Member Community – SMA Connect – in early 2021. In a first for SMA, members will have the ability to connect with Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary sports medicine network through a private and secure members discussion forum, member directory and all-new … Continue Reading

Infection Control in Community Sport – Workshop Review

It has been a year like no other in 2020 and with everything that has occurred, it has highlighted the importance of infection control in community sport settings, calling for adaptations to best practice and adjusting to the ‘new normal’. On Tuesday December 8, Sports Medicine Australia held its first interactive face to face workshop … Continue Reading

Concussion in Sport with Associate Professor Andrew Gardner Review

On Wednesday 25 November Sports Medicine Australia held a live webinar on concussion in sport presented by world renowned concussion expert and Associate Professor Andrew Gardner in collaboration with the NSW Office of Sport, Sport and Recreation ACT, Tasmanian Government, WA Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries and the Northern Territory  Government. Over … Continue Reading

Promoting Good Mental Health: From the Weekend Warrior to the Elite Athlete – Review

On Thursday 29 October Sports Medicine Australia held a live panel discussion on mental health in sport hosted by Sport & Exercise Physician Dr Adam Castricum. The panel included world renowned Sports Medicine professionals with AFL Chief Psychiatrist Dr Ranjit Menon, Australian Institute of Sport Mental Health Manager Matthew Butterworth, American Physical Therapist Dr Karen … Continue Reading

SMA Launches COVIDSAFE Safer Sport Education Program

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is pleased to announce the launch of a revised, COVIDSAFE Safer Sport Education Program and new national course calendar. SMA has taken a leadership position in transforming the program into a COVIDSAFE model that will provide ongoing guidance and protection for the community sports sector. The revamped COVIDSAFE course content and … Continue Reading

Safer Sport Program: COVID-19 Safety Measures

As an organisation we are extremely aware of the significant role we have to play in the return to sport at all levels, and as such we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure that the recommencement of training is carried out in a safe and socially responsible manner. To prepare for course recommencement SMA … Continue Reading

New COVIDSAFE guidelines for Sports Trainers

A new resource for Sports Trainers: Sports Trainer Practices in a COVIDSAFE Australia has been developed in collaboration by Sports Medicine Australia, the AIS and Sport Australia. Sports Trainers play a pivotal role in the health, wellbeing and safety of participants at all levels of sport.  In community sport settings, an Accredited Sports Trainer may … Continue Reading

Telehealth in Sports Medicine: Beyond COVID19 Panel Discussion

Did you miss the Telehealth in Sports Medicine – Beyond COVID19 live panel discussion? Well don’t stress, catch the recording here as our panel discusses everything telehealth. The panel fielded over 50 questions from the audience and a staggering 30 countries tuned in from all around the world to watch the discussion. Have you got … Continue Reading