Conferences and 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 doctors to pace their learning to meet their own learning needs 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.
Certificate Outline and Components
The certificate comprises four modules that individually are useful in clinical practice, but collectively would provide a comprehensive approach to upskilling in this area. To complete the requirements for the certificate, candidates are required to complete four modules and pass an assessment process.
These modules cover areas of the musculoskeletal system as follows:
Module 1: Assessment and Management of Low Back Pain
Module 2: Assessment and Management of Neck and Upper Back Pain
Module 3: Assessment and Management of Upper Limb Pain
Module 4: Assessment and Management of Lower Limb Pain
Each module covers assessment (history/examination/
Module Composition: Modules comprise approximately 6 hours of pre-reading and an MCQ test in the month prior to a full day workshop with small group case-based discussions and practical examination and treatment skills. For those applying for RACGP or ACRRM CPD points, there are additional predisposing and reinforcing activities.
Eligibility: Please note that the Certificate of Musculoskeletal Medicine and its modules are only open to medical practitioners. Please call or email our friendly administrative officer for further information.
Module Registration Fees: GPs and specialists- $640; AAMM members- $540; Registrars – $440; Medical Students and Repeat modules- $340. Note that the AAMM members concessional rate is available for 12 months from the date of payment of membership fees if the ‘Autorenew’ option is ticked on the membership application form.
Refunds: A refund of module registration fees will be offered on receipt of an email notifying the inability to attend the module workshop for reasons such as illness or conflicting priorities. A full refund will be given for cancellations made before pre-reading is received. After the receipt of pre-reading, a 50% refund will be given.
Sites and Schedules for Module Workshops: The workshops for each module are now being offered in Brisbane and Adelaide. Module workshops are held in a rotating schedule at three monthly intervals so the certificate can be completed within one year. Unfortunately the schedule for these workshops has been disrupted by the COVID 19 crisis so we have decided to postpone the:
- Low Back Pain module workshop in Adelaide on 28th March to the provisional date of 27th June. Confirmation or postponement of this new date will be posted on this website no later than 27th May 2020.
- Lower Limb Pain module workshop in Brisbane on 9th May to the provisional date of 1st August. Confirmation or postponement of this new date will be posted on this website no later than 15th June 2020.
We ask for your patience in awaiting confirmation of the new schedule, but invite you at this point to register your interest in enrolling in our modules by emailing our administrative support officers:
For more information, please consult:
Certificate of Musculoskeletal Medicine – Overview
Brisbane based modules:
Kim Ramillon at [email protected]
Adelaide based modules:
Carmela Rodier at [email protected]
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.
POSTPONED – future dates to be advised
– The next workshop is:
Topic: INJECTIONS FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN
Date: Friday 14 August – Commencing at 06:30pm to
Sunday 16 August – Concluding at 05:00pm
Venue: Integrative Health Solutions –
13 Laffers Rd, Belair SA 5052
Presenter: Dr Margaret Taylor
How often: Twice a year, with introductory sessions at the annual conference – Please visit the: Conference Website for more info.
- Download Flyer (including Learning Objectives, Program and Registration Form).
- See Prolotherapy for Doctors www.drmtaylor.com.au for more details.
Price: $790.00 Per Registration
Musculoskeletal and Pain Management
POSTGRADUATE DISTANCE LEARNING
These distance taught qualifications are of interest to a wide range of health professionals.
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
- 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)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Email: [email protected]
Our programmes are endorsed by the International Association for the Study of Pain
Neurotalk 2020 – International Conference on Pain
POSTPONED – future dates to be advised
Date: 2-4 December 2020
About: Pain 2020 is an international event focusing on the core knowledge and major advances in the ever-expanding field of pain by attracting experts on a global scale and we will supply the most cutting-edge technology information to you.
Past Courses + Conferences
The 5th International Conference on Sports Medicine and Fitness
Where: Cannes, France
Date: 14-15th November 2019
About: Sports Medicine-2019 is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims at bringing together Sports
Medicine and Fitness Professionals to exchange field knowledge in a variety of interactive panel discussions.
More information and Registrations:
The 11th IAMMM Conference
Where: Liverpool, UK
Date: 8-9th November 2019
About: the IAMMM and the Liverpool University, Department of Sciences, are holding their yearly 2-day Scientific Conference. An ideal international discussion platform for educationalists and scientists in the field of musculoskeletal medicine and its related disciplines.
Low Back Pain and
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Where: Antwerp, Belgium
Date: 28th-31st October 2019
About: Join us for the 10th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain. The Scientific program draws together leading international experts to discuss a range of topics reflecting the latest developments in low back and pelvic girdle pain. Building on the success of previous meetings, the congress is an ideal place to connect with professional colleagues and actively share knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere.
The theme of the 2019 World Congress is applying the evidence to reduce disability and movement stability in Low Back Pain. The nine areas include:
- Anatomy and biomechanical research of the lumbo pelvic spine
- Pelvic girdle pain (diagnostics, biomechanics, motor control, psychosocial aspects)
- Improving primary care for low back pain
- The role of fascia in lumbopelvic pain and stability
- Novel developments in spine surgery (in co-op with North American Spine Society)
- Effective exercise, training and treatment modalities for the lumbopelvic spine
- Emerging new treatments in low back pain
- The clinical practice
- State-of the art in motor control
Pre-and post congress workshops will share clinician experience in the management of lumbopelvic pain. Interactive poster presentations will illustrate the worldwide research of new and innovative ideas in the field.
Dextrose Perineural Injection Therapy for Lower Extremity Neuropathies
Research Symposium on Prolotherapy and Related Injection Therapies for Soft Tissue Pathology
The Anatomy, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Chronic Myofascial Pain with Prolotherapy
OCTOBER 15, 2019
OCTOBER 16, 2019
OCTOBER 17-19, 2019
Introductory Perineural Injection 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 Dr Ramona Chryssidis, Dr Bing Oei, and Dr Bruce Jones.
Fee: US $1,800 (approximately AUD $2,500) including all lunches, certificate and access to slides
Contact Maria Lyftogt for a programme or for further information.
Annual NeuroMusculoSkeletal Academy Workshop
Facilitated Positional Release
Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July 2019
Presenter: Dr Dennis Dowling – New York
Arrival and Registration: 0800 – 0830am
Venue: The Womens College, The University of Sydney,
15 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042
The Menzies Common Room, (follow the meeting signs).
RACGP Chronic Pain Management Masterclass ALM
Saturday, 22 June 2019
About: One in Five Australians suffer from Chronic Pain. GP’s and Registrars will learn how to effectively assess and manage via multi-modal/clinically based approaches.
- 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
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.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
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.
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 [email protected] or visit https://www.spconferences.co.nz/nzamm-2018.html
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
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
*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: http://www.ncevents.com.au/australian-association-of-musculoskeletal-medicine
The American Association of Orthopedic Medicine has conferences each year. See:
Venue: Gold Coast, Australia
Date: August 31 – September 3, 2017
For more details see: http://bmjd-congress.org/
Venue: Manly Beach, Sydney
Date:17-18 November 2017
For more details see: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/ pmri/education/continuing/symp osia.php
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).
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’
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.
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.
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.
contact: [email protected]
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: https://www.nvamg.nl/
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.
http://www.bimm.org.uk/ is the website of the UK organization which runs courses and a diploma