2016 Member Conference Presenter Profile - Adjunct Professor Peter Fricker
SASMA is proud to present a fantastic line up of presenters for the 2016 SASMA Members Conference. Below is a profile on one of our Key Presenters, Adjunct Professor Peter Fricker
Professor Peter Fricker OAM, Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician, will be presenting the Henry Kneebone Lecture. Professor Fricker is currently consulting in sports medicine, sports science, health and exercise, and holds professorial appointments at Victoria University, University of Canberra and Griffith University.
From 2005 -2011 Professor Fricker was Director of the Australian Institute of Sport. In 1981 he joined the AIS as their first sports physician, consulting from his own practice in Canberra. In 1983 he joined the AIS as staff medical officer. From that time until he was appointed Director he worked at the AIS as Head of Sports Science and Sports Medicine, then as Deputy Director of the AIS.
Professor Fricker has been to six Commonwealth Games (1986-2006) and five Olympic Games (1988-2004) serving as medical officer and medical director for Australian teams. He currently chairs the Medical Commission of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) as well as the Research Advisory Board for the IOC accredited Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) at Federation University. Peter has edited and authored text books, as well as having published numerous papers on sports injuries, athlete health, and immunology and exercise in particular.
He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1993, the Australian Sports Medal in 2001, the Citation for Distinguished Service to Sports Medicine by the Australasian College of Sports Physicians in 2010, and the Order of Merit of the Australian Olympic Committee in 2012.
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