SASMA Sports Medicine in General Practice Course

2020 SASMA Sports Medicine in General Practice Course

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Musculoskeletal medicine is the third most common presentation in General Practice.  This course is targeted at improving GP’s examination, diagnostic and management skills in the area of musculoskeletal and sports medicine.

This practical course has been coordinated by SA Sports Doctor, Dr Marc Cesana.  There will be opportunity to learn from nationally recognised experts across the Sports Medicine disciplines, and is an excellent opportunity to network with leading MSK Physicians and Surgeons in Adelaide.

It will provide GP’s with an excellent introduction to Sports Medicine focusing on muscular skeletal examination, diagnostic and management techniques for both common and complex sports injuries. The course is focused around the use of Case Studies.

Course Requirements:

The course consists of theoretical and practical components. A series of lectures, case study discussions and demonstrations has been scheduled over the four days and will be delivered online.

To ensure opportunities for all to participate in the discussions during this course there is a limited number of places available.

Professional Development Points:

Previous editions of the course have been an Accredited Activity under the RACGP QI&CPD Program. RACGP Points will be applied for this Course again in the new triennium.

Course Dates:

The Course will be held over 4 days, commencing on Thursday June 11 and concluding on Sunday June 14 2020. 

In 2020, this course will be delivered online via Zoom.

2020 Course Program:
The 2020 Course Program is has been finalised. To view the 2020 Course Program click below.

Click here to view 2020 program

2020 Presenters:


Dr Andrew Potter Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
Dr Marc Cesana Sports Doctor
Dr David Martin Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Elizabeth Clisby Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
Dr Bridget Sawyer Sports Doctor
Sue Caragianis Occupational Therapist
Dr Steve Zadow Radiologist
Nigel Rowe Podiatrist
Anthony Meade Sports Dietitian
Dr Rob Buckley   Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician Registrar
Dr Duncan Walker   Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
Chris Hampel   Sports Physiotherapist


 Registration Cost
 SASMA Member   $1815.00
 Non SASMA Member  $2035.00

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Owen Bowering Prize:

The Owen Bowering Prize is awarded to the most Outstanding Participant of the Sports Medicine in General Practice Course.

Dr Owen Bowering, a General Practitioner, was a father figure of Sports Medicine in Australia. Dr Bowering was elected as Vice President at the inaugural  meeting of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation (ASMF) SA Branch on  Wednesday 7th June, 1961 before taking on the role of President from 1965 - 1969. He was the National President from 1969 - 1971 and is a National Life Member.  

Dr Bowering was a member of the working party that met in Sydney to format the combined RACGP /ASMF course in Sports Medicine for General Practitioners. He was very passionate about sports medicine and he lectured at the course and provided mentoring to many GP's working in Sports Medicine. He loved his football and was the Glenelg Football Doctor for many years.   

To view past winners of the Owen Bowering Prize click here