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2019 Conference Pre-Reading Articles

2019 SASMA Conference Pre-Reading

The following articles are suggested pre-readings for the 2019 SASMA Conference provided by the presenters themselves. They form part of the Pre-Disposing Activity for GP's wishing to receive the 40 RACGP Category 1 Points for attending the conference:


Keynote: "Exercise and Health" (Dr Louise Tulloh)

Thornton JSFrémont PKhan K, et al. Physical activity prescription: a critical opportunity to address a modifiable risk factor for the prevention and management of chronic disease: a position statement by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. 

Brown et al. Development of evidence-based physical activity recommendations for adults (18 - 64 years). Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Health, August 2012.

"ACL injury management to optimise short and long term outcomes" (Dr Adam Culvenor)

Culvenor & Barton. It is time to stop wasting time and money debating graft types and surgical approaches for ACL injuries: The secret lies in optimising rehabilitation. BJSM Blog, September 2017.

"Spinal neuroimmune consequences of RA and OA disease" (Prof Mark Hutchinson)

Christianson et al. Characterization of the acute and persistent pain state present in K/BxN serum transfer arthritis. PAIN 151 (2010) 394-403.

Fernandez-Zafra et al. Exploring the transcriptome of resident spinal microglia after collagen antibody-induced arthritis. PAIN 160 (2019) 224-236.


“Groin Injuries” (Tim O'Leary


Weir et al. Doha agreement meeting on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes. Br J Sports Med 2015; 49:768-774.

Taylor et al. Multidisciplinary assessment of 100 athletes with groin pain using the Doha agreement: High prevalence of adductor-related groin pain in conjunction with multiple causes. Clin J Sport Med 2017.


"REDs: Telling the story to your patients" (Dr Louise Tulloh)