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2017 Speakers

There will be opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts across the Sports Medicine disciplines including leading MSK Physicians and Surgeons in Adelaide. Speakers will include:

Dr Marc Cesana

Qualifications
  • MBBS
  • FRACGP
  • Dip. Sports Med (NSW)

Experiences / Background

  • Team Doctor  Adelaide Football Club (2006 - present)
  • Team Doctor Olyroos (2006  - present)
  • Team Doctor Adelaide United (2006) 
  • Team Doctor Adelaide Thunderbirds (2005/06)
  • Young Socceroos Australian U/20 Men’s football team
  • Joeys U17 Australian football team 
  • Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) and conducts dive and aviation medicals
  • Medical Director for SMA-SA (2013 - 2014)

Dr Andrew Potter

Qualifications

  • Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician
  • MBBS
  • DRCOG
  • FACSP
  • FASMF
Experience / Background
  • Adelaide Football Club Senior Medical Officer (2007 - 2016)
  • Adelaide Football Club Doctor (1997 - 2006)
  • SACA Redbacks Medical Officer (1999 - 2005)
  • Australian Women's Hockey Team Doctor (1990 - 2008)
  • Australian Olympic Team (2000 & 2008)
  • Commonwealth Games Team (2006)
  • Norwood Football Club Medical Officer (1987 - 1996)
  • President of SMA-SA (2004 - 2006)
Sue Caragianis

Qualifications
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Hand Specialists
  • Member of Occupational Therapy Australia and USA
Experience / Background
  • Lecturer at University of South Australia
  • Advisor to the Indian Hand Therapy Association
  • Member of Occupational Therapy Australia and USA
  • Member of Australian Hand Therapy Association
  • Previously worked in the UK, Switzerland and USA
  • Specialises in the treatment of hand and upper limb injuries and disorders
Dr Elizabeth Clisby

Qualifications
  • MBBS
  • FRACGP
  • Dip in Sport Medicine, University of London
Experience / Background
  • Fellowship of RACGP
  • Fellowship of Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Previous Medical Officer for Port Magpies, Australian Opals and Adelaide Thunderbirds
  • Chair Drugs in Sport, SMA (2001 - 2008)
  • President of SMA-SA (2007 - 2008)
  • Medical Director SMA-SA (2009 - 2012)
Dr Mark Fisher

Qualifications
  • MBBS (Bachelor Medicine, Bachelor Surgery)
  • Dip. Sports Med (NSW)
Experiences / Background
  • Club Doctor, Port Adelaide Football Club
  • Medical Officer, Australian Cycling Team
  • Commonwealth and Olympic Games (2006 - 2014)
  • Race Doctor Tour Down Under (2011 - present)
Nigel Rowe

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science, Podiatry
  • Bachelor of Engineering
Experience / Background
  • Principal Podiatrist and Principal Practitioner SPORTSMED SA
  • 20 years experience assisting elite athletes across a variety of sporting codes
  • Lecturer Post Graduate Sports / Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, UniSA
  • Lecturer Undergraduate Podiatry, UniSA
  • Member of Australian Podiatry Association
  • President SMA-SA (2013 - 2014)
Dr Bridget Sawyer

Qualifications
  • MBchB
  • MRCGP
Experience / Background
  • Race Doctor for the Women's Tour Down Under (2015)
  • Team Doctor Adelaide Lightning (1997 - 2008)
  • Team Doctor Adelaide Thunderbirds Netball Team (1998 - 2005)
  • Team Doctor Australian Netball Team (2003)
  • Team Doctor Australian Opals Women's Basketball Team (2001)
  • Sports Medicine Australia SA Branch President (2011 - 2012)
  • Sports Medicine Australia SA Branch Education Committee Chair (2004 - 2006)
  • Medical Officer at Falls Creek Ski Resort
  • Extensive experience working in the UK and rural New Zealand
Dr Steve Zadow

Qualifications
  • MBBS
  • RANZCR
Experience / Background

Dr Steve Zadow is a Principal Radiologist at Dr Jones & Partners Medical Imaging, and a Senior Staff Specialist in MRI at Flinders Medical Officer.

He sub-specialises in Musculoskeletal imaging, including Ultrasound and MRI and completed a Fellowship in the United Kingdom in 1999-2000. 

A member of the Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group and the Australian Sports Medicine Association and the author of a number of papers.