February 17, 2017
One of the highlights of my 2016 was my first visit to the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) annual meeting. I wrote about the experience in several of these CJSM blog posts.
ACSEP is one of CJSM’s affiliated societies, and we greatly value our relationship with the college. Two of our Associate Editors are members of the college: Hamish Osborne (NZ) and Steve Reid (AUS).
On a personal note, I also greatly valued the experience of attending the meeting. The venue (Surfer’s Paradise) was stunning — just the ticket for someone muddling through a Northern Hemisphere winter. And the proceedings themselves — well, they were little short of perfect. From the educational sessions to the food and social events — first class, all the way.
ACSEP 2016 was, without a doubt, one of the best sports medicine conferences I have ever attended.
I couldn’t make the 2017 edition, which also took place in Surfer’s Paradise. What was my misfortune turned out to have a pleasant side-effect, as Dr. Osborne was in attendance, and he graciously penned this letter giving an overview of the proceedings:
ACSEP has been and gone and my promised blog post is now a thank you to all those who attended clearly our biggest but also our best-ever annual scientific conference. I arrived early, actually before most registrars as it turned out, to meet and greet and enjoy the excellent presentations from our new intake of trainees. The bar is going up and up. Looking forward to increasing research contributions from this group as they come through.
The first afternoon of the conference was up there with perhaps the best series of 4 keynotes on SEM that I have ever heard. Read more of this post