By Nirmala Perera (@Nim_Perera), Ashley Mackay (@ACSEP_) and Adam Castricum (@ACastricum)
On behalf of the 2018 Conference Committee, we are thrilled to invite you to attend the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) Annual Scientific Conference. We would like to extend a special invitation to postgraduate students. As future leaders in sports and exercise medicine, you will have the opportunity to present your research in front of clinicians to fast-track knowledge translation to make a greater impact of your work. There will be numerous opportunities to connect with world leading experts, and social functions with many networking opportunities and much more.
The conference will be held from February 7-13, 2018 in sunny Surfers Paradise in Australia, just before the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Given that the Conference precedes the largest sporting event in Australia in 2018, we have chosen the theme of “High Performance Medicine” as High Performance principles should apply not only to the elite sportspeople we care for but also all members of the greater community, whether they are recreational athletes, weekend warriors or the inactive wishing to discover the many benefits of physical activity.
The faculty of pre-eminent international and local experts will deliver cutting-edge information on High Performance Medicine and latest research innovations in implementation will be showcased. To cater to all delegates, we will offer a broad range of Stream options and Workshops.
This is a unique opportunity for the global Sport and Exercise Medicine community to meet face to face in the ideal environment of magnificent golden beaches.
6-8 February 2018
ACSEP Registrar conference.
9 February 2018
Activities morning: You can choose between golf in the lush green hills of the Hinterland, tennis in the tropical hotel grounds, paddle boarding on the tranquillity of the nearby lagoons, a surf in the roaring waves of Surfers Paradise, yoga on the beach, mountain biking in the hills or simply a walk and a coffee with colleagues.
Welcome drinks with a Commonwealth Games fancy dress theme.
10 February 2018
Formal Annual Gala Dinner to welcome our new Fellows to the College and rewarding those who contribute so much to our College.
10-13 February 2018
Annual Scientific Conference
Conditions that are prevalent in major sports and the issues that are relevant to Sport and Exercise Medicine dictate the content. Clinical themes include; but not limited to workshops on
- regional musculoskeletal issues;
- activity prescription for health;
- advances in sports cardiology;
- an update from ADSMAC;
- challenges facing Sport and Exercise Physicians working with professional teams and sporting organisations:
- doctors’ mental health, and;
- cultural competency and safety.
14-15 February 2018
Highly popular Management of Sporting Trauma (MOST) Course and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Sport and Exercise Physicians Course
A record number of domestic and international delegates and exhibitors made our 2017 ‘Keeping you Active’ edition the biggest and the best conference ACSEP had hosted. We are confident that our 2018 ‘High Performance Medicine’ edition will top this and promises to be a Sports Science and Exercise Medicine showstopper!
Let’s accelerate and advance the future of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES 1 DECEMBER 2017
All conference delegates will receive reduced rates for accommodation via the conference registration page. Postgraduate students will receive reduced registration rates in line with Registrar early bird prices.