SASMA Sports Medicine in General Practice Course

2022 SASMA Sports Medicine in General Practice Course

Thursday October 20th - Sunday October 23rd

Musculoskeletal medicine is the third most common presentation in General Practice.  This course is targeted at improving GP’s examination, diagnostic and management skills in the area of musculoskeletal and sports medicine.

This practical course has been coordinated by SA Sports Doctor, Dr Marc Cesana.  There will be opportunity to learn from nationally recognised experts across the Sports Medicine disciplines, and is an excellent opportunity to network with leading MSK Physicians and Surgeons in Adelaide.

It will provide GP’s with an excellent introduction to Sports Medicine focusing on muscular skeletal examination, diagnostic and management techniques for both common and complex sports injuries. The course is focused around the use of Case Studies.

Registration Options:

Course Requirements:

The course consists of theoretical and practical components. A series of lectures, case study discussions and demonstrations has been scheduled over the four days and will be delivered online.

To ensure opportunities for all to participate in the discussions during this course there is a limited number of places available.

Professional Development Points:

Participants are able to claim a maximum of 30 CPD points, which can be claimed through the RACGP Quick Log.

Course Dates:

The Course will be held over 3.5 days. Thursday 20th October to Sunday 23rd October, 2022.

In 2022, this course will be delivered in two formats: Face to Face or Online via Zoom (for interstate or international participants).
The face-to-face venue will be confirmed shortly.

2022 Course Program:
To view the 2022 Course Program click below (Please note at this early stage, the program is still subject to change)


2022 Presenters:


Dr Karthik Badrinath Sports Doctor
Dr Robert Buckley   Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician Registrar
Sue Caragianis   Occupational Therapist
Dr Marc Cesana Sports Doctor
Dr Elizabeth Clisby   Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
Dr Mark Fisher   Sports Doctor
Chris Hampel   Sports Physiotherapist
Anthony Meade   Sports Dietitian
Dr Luke Mooney Orthopaedic Surgeon
Nigel Rowe   Podiatrist
Dr Bridget Sawyer Sports Doctor
Dr Duncan Walker   Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
TBC   Radiologist

2021 Course Video Recordings:


Owen Bowering Prize:

The Owen Bowering Prize is awarded to the most Outstanding Participant of the Sports Medicine in General Practice Course.

Dr Owen Bowering, a General Practitioner, was a father figure of Sports Medicine in Australia. Dr Bowering was elected as Vice President at the inaugural  meeting of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation (ASMF) SA Branch on  Wednesday 7th June, 1961 before taking on the role of President from 1965 - 1969. He was the National President from 1969 - 1971 and is a National Life Member.  

Dr Bowering was a member of the working party that met in Sydney to format the combined RACGP /ASMF course in Sports Medicine for General Practitioners. He was very passionate about sports medicine and he lectured at the course and provided mentoring to many GP's working in Sports Medicine. He loved his football and was the Glenelg Football Doctor for many years.   

To view past winners of the Owen Bowering Prize click here

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