“Integrating Science and Practice: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Performance Enhancement“
Emphasises the integration of science and practice, aiming to create a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration. This theme encourages discussions on the practical application of scientific advancements in sports medicine, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement.
This conference aims to highlight the importance of multi-disciplinary medical approaches in the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation. The conference seeks to optimise athlete care, recovery, and performance outcomes by identifying gaps and fostering collaboration among different disciplines.
Sports Coaches – All levels
Sport Managers and Administrators
Students in Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, Sports Sciences and Sport Management
The aim of this conference is to promote effective integration of multi-disciplinary medical approaches in sports medicine, rehabilitation and management. By emphasising collaboration, knowledge sharing, and identification of gaps, the conference aims to enhance the collective understanding and application of multi-disciplinary approaches. The conference also seeks to explore the potential benefits and challenges of integrating various disciplines to optimise athlete care, recovery, and performance.
Foster interdisciplinary collaboration: The conference aims to provide a platform for professionals from various disciplines, such as sports medicine physicians, physiotherapists, biokineticists, chiropractors, podiatrists, dietitians, psychologists, strength and conditioning specialists, and mental health professionals, to collaborate and share their expertise. The conference seeks to enhance the collective understanding and approaches to sports medicine, rehabilitation and management.
Identify gaps and challenges in multi-disciplinary approaches: The conference will facilitate discussions and presentations that identify the gaps, challenges, and potential barriers in implementing multi-disciplinary approaches in sports medicine, rehabilitation and management. By acknowledging and addressing these gaps, the conference aims to pave the way for more effective and integrated care for athletes.
Share best practices and evidence-based approaches: The conference will focus on sharing best practices and evidence-based approaches that demonstrate successful integration of multi-disciplinary medical approaches in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Attendees will learn from leading experts in the field who have effectively implemented such approaches to optimise athlete care and performance.
Explore cluster topics: To cover a wide range of topics and perspectives, the conference will feature several cluster topics. These clusters will provide in-depth discussions on different approaches to sport rehabilitation, nutrition, performance enhancement, mental health, and other related areas. By exploring these topics, the conference aims to enhance the understanding of how different disciplines can work together to improve athlete performance outcomes.
Day 1: 31 October (08:30 to 16:15)
Prof. C Yelverton
Associate Professor, Chiropractic
ELEVATING EXCELLENCE: A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO MEDICAL CARE AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT IN WOMEN’S SPORTS – INSIGHTS, PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES, AND SPORT-SPECIFIC STRATEGIES
Dr. Dhavina Naidoo
Keynote Speaker / Panelist
CLUSTER 1: WOMEN IN SPORTS MEDICINE, REHABILITATION AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT – ADDRESSING UNIQUE CONSIDERATIONS
CLUSTER 2: MULTI-DISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION IN SPORTS MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
Dr. Jerome Mampane
Springboks Medical Doctor
Mr Aneurin Robyn
Mr RG Snyman
CLUSTER 3: NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS REHABILITATION AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT
CLUSTER 4: ADVANCEMENTS IN INJURY PREVENTION STRATEGIES: FROM LABORATORY TO THE FIELD
Day 2: 1 November 2023 (08:30 to 16:00)
OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE AND WELLBEING IN PARALYMPIC ATHLETES: A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY SPORTS MEDICINE APPROACH
CLUSTER 5: BIOMECHANICS AND MOVEMENT ANALYSIS IN SPORTS MEDICINE
CLUSTER 6: INTEGRATING NUTRITION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE IN SPORTS REHABILITATION AND PERFORMANCE
CLUSTER 7: ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN SPORTS MEDICINE AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT
Dr. Thulani Ngwenya
CLUSTER 8: PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN SPORTS MEDICINE AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT
The conference on “Integrating Science and Practice: A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation” aims to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among multi-disciplinary medical professionals to optimise athlete care, recovery, and performance outcomes. By identifying gaps, sharing best practices, and exploring cluster topics that emphasise multi-disciplinary approaches, the conference seeks to enhance the integration of different disciplines in sports medicine, rehabilitation and management, ultimately benefiting athletes and improving their overall well-being.