Conference Program

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Exercise & Medicine


Updated 22/3/2018

Times   Topic / Presentation   Speaker
8.50am   Conference Opening & Welcome    
Hamstring Updates
9.00am   Strategies for hamstring injury prevention   Dr David Opar
9.25am   Hamstring Injuries: How they injure, which / when muscles injure and current 
  Dr Geoff Verrall
9.50am   Panel Discussion    
Is sport always good for you?
10.00am   The Ugly Truth: the Psychology of Youth Competitive Sport Participation   Dr Alyson Crozier
10.15am   ACL: OA Progressions over time with and without ACL reconstruction   Dr Jonathan Heysen
10.30am    ACL and RTP: Not always when can I play...but should they even RTP at all?   Dr Matt Hutchinson
10.50am   Panel Discussion    
Morning Tea
11.30am   Medico-Legal Issues:
- Consent - Is it legally / ethically valid in sports situations?
- Medical care of the athlete vs being a fan
- Coach / player vs Dr / physio / trainer advice
  Prof Jack Anderson
12:30pm   Concurrent Breakout Sessions    
Ian McLachlan
  1. Hamstring Loading Debate - Single Case Presentations   Dr David Opar
Dr Geoff Verrall
Mr Michael Heynen
  2. Simplification of 2D gait assessment and tissue load modification
using verbal cues
  Mr Michael Nitschke
2.20pm   Appetite regulation and relation to obesity   Prof Amanda Page
3.00pm   Pharmaceuticals / hormonal treatment updates   Prof Gary Wittert
3.30pm   Keynote Speaker
History of dietary guidelines and low-fat research
  Prof Tim Noakes
4.10pm   Panel Discussion with afternoon speakers    
4.30pm   Conference Close and Post Conference Drinks and Networking Opportunities

Professional Development Points

This education forms an Accredited Activity under the RACGP QI&CPD Program

RACGP Activity ID: 125829

To receive these points GP's must complete the Pre-Disposing Activity (Pre-Reading Articles. See below) and the Reinforcing Activity (available on the day of the conference).