SASMA Sports Medicine in General Practice Course

2024 SASMA Sports Medicine in General Practice Course

Thursday November 7 - Sunday November 10

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 is a unique course over 3.5 days, attracting excellent feedback from past attendees exposed to experts working in sports medicine locally, nationally and internationally.

This practical course has been coordinated by SASMA member and Adelaide Football Club Senior Medical Officer, Dr Marc Cesana.  There will be opportunity to learn from nationally recognised experts across the Sports Medicine disciplines and to network with leading MSK Physicians and Surgeons across Adelaide who are invested in supporting attendees and growing the professional sports medicine community.

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 (inc GST):

SASMA Member - Attend In Person / $1925 
SASMA Member - Attend Online (Regional / Interstate Only) / $1850 
*Non-Member - Attend In Person / $2150 
*Non-Member - Attend Online (Regional / Interstate Only) / $2075 
SASMA Member - Attend In Person / $1325 
*Registrar Non-Member - Attend In Person / $1475 

* all Non-Members will become a SASMA Professional Member by way of their registration.


 For additional information or to express your interest, contact SASMA -

Course Requirements:

The course consists of theoretical and practical components. A series of lectures, case study discussions and demonstrations has been scheduled over the three and a half days and will be delivered online for certain cohorts.

To ensure opportunities for all to participate in the discussions, case studies and practical hands on assessment during this course there is a limited number of places available.

Professional Development Points:

Participants are able to self-record a total of 22 Points EA 13.75 / RP 8.25 - RACGP Quick Log.

Course Dates:

The Course will be held over 3.5 days. Thursday 7 November 2024 - Sunday 10 November 2024 (Sunday half day)

In 2024, this course will be delivered in two formats: Face to Face or Online via Zoom (for regional or interstate participants only).
: Tennyson Centre, 520 South Road KURRALTA PARK, SA. 
Catering will be provided each day of the course.

2024 Course Program:
The November 2024 Program will be finalised soon, however please see below for presenters/topics.
(Please note at this early stage, the program is still subject to change)

2024 Presenters (TBC):


Dr Karthik Badrinath Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
Dr Mark Fisher   Sports Doctor
Dr Robert Buckley   Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician Registrar
Helen Burfield   Physiotherapist + Specialised Hand/Wrist/Elbow/Shoulder Therapist
Dr Marc Cesana Sports Doctor
Dr Duncan Walker   Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
Chris Hampel   Sports Physiotherapist
Anthony Meade   Sports Dietitian
Dr Luke Mooney Orthopaedic Surgeon
Kristian De Pasquale   Sports Podiatrist
Dr Bridget Sawyer Sports Doctor
Dr Kevyn Hernandez   Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
Dr Elizabeth Clisby   Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
TBC   Radiologist

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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