ACSEP 2018 — Surfer’s Paradise is around the corner!


Open invitation to Sport and Exercise Medicine professionals to attend the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians Annual Conference.

By @Hamish_Osborne Associate Editor @CJSMonline and Vice President @ACSEP_

Drs. Hamish Osborne (far R) & Brendan O’Neill (far L) — ACSEP fellows — and guests, at ACSEP Black Tie Gala

I had a great time earlier this year at the @CASEMACMSE conference at Mont Tremblant, in Quebec, and it’s now the turn of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (@ACSEP_) to warmly invite you to the biggest SEM Conference on the 2018 calendar down-under from February 10-13 on the sunny Gold Coast, just before the Commonwealth Games (@GC2018). This will be the largest sporting event in Australia in 2018 and our theme “High Performance Medicine” recognizes the need to provide the best care we can to our patients whether they be elite athletes or #weekendwarriors, whether they have injury or are trying to stave off non-communicable disease.

We have a fabulous international faculty and home grown experts – Professor Lorimer Moseley (@bodyinmind) will deliver the Vince Higgins Lecture – 18 Years of Explaining Pain – Past, Present and Future. Pain and performance: Current concepts and future directions.

@DrLJLee,well known for her total body function models of pain will challenge your minds and understanding of optimal whole body treatment approaches.  Prof @PaulwHodges, internationally recognised for his work in low back pain completes the trio of excellence in the areas of pain and function in the back.

ACSEP advocates strongly for equality, diversity, mental health of its members and patients and workplaces free of bullying, harassment and discrimination. Dr Eva Carneiro will give a unique insight into her world of sports medicine with our own Dr Martin Raftery, CMO of World Rugby giving his version of the challenges involved. (Is this where I fit in the bit about the New Zealand All Blacks being back to back reigning World Champions?)

Finally, last but certainly not least, really looking forward to seeing our friends from the USA @DrBobSallis and Dr Kate Ackerman who aside from their keynote talks may also be able to share some interesting insights on bullying, harassment and discrimination.

A new feature this year will be our poster session and we especially would like to welcome new and emerging researchers to submit their work and attend – a great opportunity to fast track your work.

Special Dates:

6-8 February

ACSEP Registrar Conference – our ACSEP trainees present the best of their research to date.

9 February

It can’t be a real SEM conference without a sports morning – your choice of 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. Followed by welcome drinks with a “Commonwealth Games Fancy Dress Theme”

10 February

So much fun to be had at ACSEP — @sportingjim (CJSM Assoc Editor Jim MacDonald) in the midst of the excellent faculty for the 2016 version of ACSEP gala

The event that @sportingjim just can’t stop talking about – The Formal Annual Gala Dinner to welcome those who have completed their training to be fully certified specialists/fellows of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians and acknowledge those who contribute so much to ACSEP – Black Tie glamour at its best with good friends, good music and great dancing.

9-11 February

Annual Scientific Conference, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, Gold Coast, Australia

11 February

Annual ACSEP 5km fun run

12-13 February

Management of Sporting Trauma 1.5 Day course

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 1.5 Day course

The 2018 ACSEP Conference completes our triennium of conferences on the Gold Coast – each conference has been bigger and better than the previous and “High Performance Medicine” is short odds to be our biggest and best ever. Looking forward to seeing your down-under in February #ACSEP18


Click here to register.

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.


add in pics, hypertext, and text break

About sportingjim
I work at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA, where I am a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. My academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is through Ohio State University. I am a public health advocate for kids' health and safety. I am also the Deputy Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: