SMA Position Statements

Our position statements provide informative, evidence-based, best practice views on topics important to the sports medicine and physical activity promotion community in Australia, with the aim of helping to keep our members and the wider public informed.

Concussion in Sport

SMA’s current position statement on Concussion in Sport in Australia was developed in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP).  In February 2023, the AIS released an interim update to the position statement.

SMA, in conjunction with the other organisations, is reviewing the current available research on concussion in sport and CTE, and will publish a more comprehensive, up-to-date statement later in 2023.

Extreme Heat Policy

SMA Extreme Heat Policy created in conjunction with University of Sydney Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health – Professor Ollie Jay, Associate Professor Carolyn Broderick and Dr James Smallcombe.