Hip and Groin Pain Symposium
La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre (LASEM) hosted the online professional development event titled “Sports-related Concussion” at 18th June, 2021. This event is aimed at sports and exercise medicine professionals, this symposium programme has assembled research leaders and highly experienced clinicians to translate the current evidence-based practice on sports-related concussion.
The good news is that you can still watch the event!
This event has pre-recorded presentations and a panel discussion from leaders in the field, including: Professor Peter Brukner, Dr Patria Hume and Dr Michael Makdissi.

For you that have already completed your registration, click on this link to access the pre-recorded presentations with your individual password. If you still did not complete your registration, please click on the following link (Register to access the event)

This high quality PD event promises to provide the clinician with the knowledge and skills to extend their current clinical practice.

Professor Peter Brukner

Peter Brukner OAM is a specialist sports and exercise physician whose most recent position has been Australian cricket team doctor from 2012-17. Peter is the founding partner of Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne and Professor of Sports Medicine at La Trobe University. A founding Executive Member of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, he served two terms as President and played a key role in establishing sports medicine as a medical specialty in Australia.

Peter is the co-author of the widely used textbook “Clinical Sports Medicine” and has been team physician for professional football clubs as well as national athletics, swimming, soccer and men’s hockey teams including Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Peter was the Socceroos Team Doctor at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and subsequently became Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science at Liverpool Football Club. He is the co-founder of the public health campaign SugarByHalf and is committed to the challenge of improving the nation’s health with improved diet and increased physical activity. His most recent book A Fat Lot of Good was published in May 2018.

Dr Patria Hume

Patria is an international leader in applied sport science research (biomechanics, anthropometry and epidemiology) with a sport risk factors research platform that improves sport technique and reduces sports injuries.

Her track record of impactful research with real-world benefits has shaken up sports worldwide with evidence of preventable injury. Her research distinction was recognised in 2016 via the most prestigious award in her field the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Geoffrey Dyson Award. In 2016 she gained the AUT Research Medal, and NZ Herald New Zealander of the year finalist in recognition of her research impact on concussion in rugby. Patria was appointed by Her Excellency the Governor-General to New Zealand as the first non-MD sport scientist to the Drug Free Sport New Zealand Board. Patria was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Te Aparangi He Ahurei) in 2021 as the first sport scientist ever to receive this appointment. Patria will talk about mechanisms of concussion in contact sports and how we can apply this to an injury prevention framework.

Dr Michael Makdissi
Dr Michael Makdissi is a Sport & Exercise Physician and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP). He has worked with a range of sports including Australian Rules football, netball, cricket, rugby league, track and field, cycling, swimming, gymnastics, boxing and volleyball from recreational through to elite levels.

Michael has also been part of the Australian medical team at the World University Games (Degu, Ismir), Commonwealth Games (Delhi, Glasgow) and Olympic Games (London). He currently works with the Hawthorn football club. Michael has a special interest in concussion, hip and groin pain, osteoarthritis, stress fractures, child and adolescent athletes and injury prevention.

Dr Reidar Lystad Dr Reidar Lystad is a Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University. Reidar is an injury epidemiologist with a particular interest in sports injury, traumatic brain injury, paediatric trauma, and combat sports. His research is centred around conducting large population-based cohort studies using data linkages of administrative data collections to investigate health outcomes following injury and to guide improvements in health service delivery and health policy.
Professor Vicki Anderson Professor Anderson is a paediatric neuropsychologist, working across clinical, research and academic sectors.  She is the Director of Psychology at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, and Director, Clinical Sciences Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She is an Australian National Health and Medical Research Senior Practitioner Fellow and a University of Melbourne Professorial Fellow (Psychology & Paediatrics).

Vicki has over 480 publications, 6 books, and $30 million in competitive research funds to her credit. She is Associate Editor of the APA journal ‘Neuropsychology’ and the British Psychological Society ‘Journal of Neuropsychology’.

Professor Keith Stokes is the Medical Research Lead for the UK Rugby Football Union, and Professor of Applied Physiology at the University of Bath. His primary research focus is understanding sports injury risk to inform the development and delivery of preventive interventions. He is responsible for injury surveillance programmes in English rugby at all levels of the game, from professional to schools rugby. Dr Stokes is part of the team that carried out the World Rugby Scrum Forces project which resulted in global changes to the scrum Laws and the development of the Activate injury prevention exercise programme that is being rolled out worldwide by World Rugby. He is also a member of the UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research versus Arthritis which has a focus on improving the understanding of the effects of sport and exercise on joint injury and osteoarthritis. He is editor for the International Journal of Sports Medicine, is on the editorial board of PLoS ONE, and is on the Advisory Board (Biological Sciences) of the Journal of Sports Sciences.


Link and password to access the pre-recorded presentations and panel discussion will be sent upon registration.



Attendee Type

One day attendance – Sports-related Concussion Symposium pre-recorded content only – No workshops


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Organising Committee

  • Dr Andrea Mosler – Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • Dr Danilo de Oliveira Silva – Post-doctoral Research Fellow
  • Mr Matt Wirdnam – Research Officer
  • Mr Christian Bonello – Research Officer