Courses & Conferences

Musculoskeletal Courses

AAMM Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine

The Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine is offering a Certificate in Musculoskeletal Medicine to provide general practitioners and registrars in general practice, pain medicine and rehabilitation training programmes with the opportunity to extend their expertise in dealing with musculoskeletal complaints in a structured way that is compatible with the other continuing professional development demands. The certificate is offered in a modular format, to allow GPs to pace their learning to meet their own needs specified in their PLAN and/or benefit from individual modules if they do not wish to complete the certificate. It will allow registrars to upskill to a level that should improve their performance in the applied knowledge tests, key features problems and OSCE components of their fellowship exams in the area of musculoskeletal problems.


Dates for our current Brisbane series of modules are:

  • Saturday 11 May 2019 – Lower Limb Pain module
  • Saturday 03 August 2019 – Low Back Pain module
  • Saturday 16 November 2019 – Neck and Upper Back Pain module
  • Saturday TBA Feb 2019 – Upper Limb Pain module

The next module on lower limb pain will be held at the offices of General Practice Training Queensland, Stafford, Brisbane on 11 May 2019. 


Further Information:


Introductory Workshop with

Dr John Lyftogt 


Friday 16 – Sunday 18 August 2019

Dr John Lyftogt is delighted to lead the first Perineural Injection Treatment Introductory Workshop to held in Adelaide, Australia, in collaboration with the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 


Maximum participant numbers: 20 plus clinic hosts

Venue:  Level 1, 29 King William Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

Instructors: John Lyftogt, MD assisted by experienced PIT Master Class graduates Ramona Chryssidis, MD, Bing Oei, MD and Bruce Jones, MD.

Fee: US$1,8000 (approximately AUD$2500) including all lunches, certificate and access to slides

Go to the Event Registration Site to register and make payment. Download Flyer.

Contact Maria Lyftogt for a programme or for further information.

Injections for musculoskeletal pain – Glucose Prolotherapy 

Chronic musculoskeletal pain is often caused by non-healing ligament strain. For example, the posterior sacro-iliac ligaments are frequently the cause of low back pain and respond well to glucose injections that trigger the healing response. The same technique is useful in most areas – neck, elbow, rotator cuff etc.

Tendinopathy, trigger points and neuropathy also respond to glucose, and intra-articular injections of glucose can regenerate cartilage. As well as the evidence base, at these workshops surface anatomy, palpation and injection skills are taught and practised on volunteer patients.

See Prolotherapy for Doctors for more details.

The workshops are led by Dr Margaret Taylor, twice a year, with introductory sessions at the annual conference.

The next workshop is: TBC

Musculoskeletal and Pain Management


These distance taught qualifications are of interest to a wide range of health professionals.


Topics include:

Introduction to Pain and Pain Management

Musculoskeletal Tissues and Disorders

Regional Disorders – Spine and Limbs

Recreational and Sports Injuries

Neurobiology of Pain

Biomedical Pain Management

Pain Assessment

For medical graduates:

  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine

For non-medical health professionals:

  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Health Sciences (Musculoskeletal Management)
  • Master of Health Sciences (Musculoskeletal Management)
  •  Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Health Sciences (Pain and Pain Management)
  • Master of Health Sciences (Pain and Pain Management)





Our programmes are endorsed by the International Association for the Study of Pain


Past Conferences


Course Description

  • Enhance your skills in the field of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Guided Injections.
  • Gain the training & knowledge essential to perform consistent & high-quality examinations & ultrasound guided injections.
  • 90% Hands On Injection Training with a 4 to 1 Group Ratio

Dates: 8-10 March 2019

Where: Tasmania


For more information and registrations: Please visit the mskus website.


The course offers to all multidisciplinary sarcoma team greater knowledge of the scientific basis of musculoskeletal pathology, in which the roles of the Orthopaedic surgeon, pathologist and radiologist overlap. The range of different treatment options, both general (medical oncology) and local Orthopaedic oncology surgery, radiation oncology and reconstructive and reparative surgery) complement the BSTT Course.

MSK Masterclass

Where: Perth
When: 10 and 11 November 2018
Click for: More info and Registrations


Early Bird closes 15th September 2018


We are thrilled and honoured to have
Sir Peter Gluckman as the opening Speaker.

We are delighted to introduce one of our Key Note speakers’
Dr Carolyn Broderick.

Carolyn is an Associate Professor in The School of Medical Sciences and a staff specialist in sport and exercise medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney.

  • Her research expertise is in the area of exercise prescription and assessment of physical activity in special paediatric  populations.
  • This has included increasing the physical activity and quality of life for children with a diverse range of serious diseases including haemophilia, cancer, diabetes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and metabolic myopathies.
  • Her other key research focus is in musculoskeletal disease in children and adolescents.

Dr Broderick was appointed as Chief Medical Officer for Tennis Australia in 2017 and has also an impressive history with many past Australian Olympic sports teams.

Register at:

For more information contact:

Sue Peck; SP Conference Management

Theme: ” The Young and The Reckless- addressing musculoskeletal issues in the young”

We are excited to invite each and every one of you to join us at our annual scientific meeting in Auckland NZ, hosted by NZAMM.

Registration is now open. For further information read below or contact Dr Jenny Keightley at or visit

Date October 5-7th 2018 ( with a preceding optional social day 3rd October and an AFMM retreat 4th October)

Venue: The Heritage, 35 Hobson St Auckland

Program Flyer

Programme outline: This is Subject to Change


Sir Peter Gluckman is a Professor at Auckland University Medical School, a paediatric researcher and Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Dr Carolyn Broderick is a senior lecturer in The School of Medical Sciences and a staff specialist in sport and exercise medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. Her research expertise is in the area of exercise prescription and assessment of physical activity in special paediatric populations.

Dr Steve Bentley is a Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist practising in Te Anau NZ, he has a special interest in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation and Developmental Kinesiology from the Prague School of Dr Pavel Kolar.

A big multidisciplinary debate
 How to avoid the transition from low back pain to chronicity?

3 plenary sessions 

Spinal pain and its projections (Sacral lumbar spine – Cervical spine – Thoraco-lombar spine)

+ than 100 renewed* workshops lead by SOFMMOO, partner societies and by more than30 national & international speakers

Register NOW

*Spaces are limited


‘The AAMM holds an annual scientific meeting highlighting different areas of the discipline. The last scientific meeting was held at the Crown Plaza in Adelaide from 5-8 October, 2017. It was entitled “On the UP” – Musculoskeletal medicine on the upper body.

For further details see Website:

See Website:

Further Information: AAMM 2017 ASM Provisional Program, ON THE UP 2017 A4 flyer, Welcome to AAMM 2017

The American Association of Orthopedic Medicine has conferences each year. See:

5th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD)

Venue: Gold Coast, Australia

Date: August 31 – September 3, 2017

For more details see:

Placebo Symposium 2017: Harnessing Placebo Mechanisms to Improve Clinical Outcomes

Venue: Manly Beach, Sydney

Date:17-18 November 2017

For more details see: pmri/education/continuing/symp osia.php

For Recordings – Free for a week and then a $25UD p/m subscription applies. Sign in at 

Conference Name: 2017 Neuromodulation Society of Australian and New Zealand 12th Annual Scientific Meeting (NSANZ 2017)

Date: 8 – 9 April 2017

Description: The Executive and Scientific Program Committee of the Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand is pleased to invite you to attend the NSANZ 12th Annual Scientific Meeting being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, SA from 8 – 9 April 2017. The 2017 overarching theme ‘Mechanisms of Action’ will be explored by an exciting line up of national and international speakers, lead by Dr Elliot Krames (USA), Dr Robert Foreman (USA) and Dr Bengt Linderoth (Sweden).

Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) Annual Meeting 2017

Dates: 6-7 May 2017

The latest scientific meeting was held in Christchurch on September 1-4, 2016, at Rydges Hotel, Latimer Square Busted Boomers: Aches and Pains in the Ageing Population.
In 2015, the combined AAMM/AFMM Annual Scientific Meeting was held in Melbourne from 16-18 October. It was entitled: ‘Below the Belt – Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limb Pain’

Conference presentations and videos of the first day’s plenary sessions is now available to all members at

These have been provided by  Gary Smith from Armchair Medical site at


AAMM MSK Registrar  Workshop – (Limit of 35 spaces)

  • Saturday 20 October 2018 – GPTQ
    AAMM wish to offer a full day workshop on musculoskeletal examination to registrars from General Practice, Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine. 
    Whilst the skills we are covering at the workshop are relevant to all GP registrars, it may be of particular interest to those registrars who are about to sit their OSCE in November.  There will be a strong emphasis on supervised hands on participation and interpretation of all the examination tests covered in the workshop, so registrars will learn in a very active manner. If Interested, please contact us for a registration form.

Local Workshops

Introductory Workshop with Dr John Lyftogt

A unique Treatment introductory learning experience: An intensive, wall group workshop with ample opportunity for hands-on learning.

Maximum participant numbers: 15 plus clinic hosts

When: Friday 2 – Sunday 4 June 2017

Venue: Sportsmed Biologic, 116 Thames Street, Box Hill, Victoria 3128

Instructors: John Lyftogt, MD, assisted byPhilip Bloom, MD

Fee: US$2000 including all lunches, certificate and handout

Go to the Event Registration site to register and make payment

Contact Mary Lyftogt for a programme or for further information

For more information go to Home » Doctor Lift Off.


Prolotherapy workshops
Injection Therapies for Pain with Prolotherapy, Trigger points and Neural Prolotherapy – these doctors’ workshops are run several times a year.
Click here to visit the website for more details.

International Workshops

FIMM/NVAMG 2017 International Scientific Spine Conference –  Diagnostics, interventions and epidemics – the latest insights

16 & 17 September 2017 

Hosted by the International Federation for Manual / Musculoskeletal Medicine (FIMM)
In conjunction with the Netherlands Association for Musculoskeletal Medicine (NVAMG)
September 16, 2017 FIMM/NVAMG 2017 International Scientific Spine Conference
September 17, 2017 FIMM International Workshops MSK/MM

For further information visit:

A Prolotherapy conference /workshop is held in October each year in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, organised by the Hackett Hemwall Foundation
Further training is available in Honduras in March each year for those doctors who wish to get lots of experience and help the less fortunate. is the website of the UK organization which runs courses and a diploma