Conferences and Courses

Key information: 

Date: Thursday 26th  – Sunday 29th August, 2021

Venue: RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa, Queensland

Convenors: Dr Bruce Jones and Dr Chris Homan

Early Bird rate: Ends 22 July 2021

Pre-Conference Workshops:
Workshop 1: Regenerative Injection Therapy
(Dextrose Prolotherapy and PRP)
Workshop 2: Assessment and movement therapy for
brachial plexus/thoracic outlet

Welcome Function: Thursday 26th August @ 6.00pm at the RACV Noosa Poolside Deck (included in full registration).

Conference Dinner: Saturday 28th August @ 7.00pm for 7.30pm at the RACV Noosa (included in full registration).

The conference dinner is a wonderful opportunity to come together over dinner and live entertainment.
The Jay Govind Memorial Lecture will also be presented as well as a presentation by guest speaker
Dr Ian Norton Emergency Response Expert, Respond Global.

Tickets for other registration categories and accompanying Persons available for both social functions.

Accommodation: Special accommodation rates have been secured at the RACV Noosa.
*Room rates start from $233.00 per night

To book:

***Further updates will be provided in the coming weeks.

Please do not hesitate to contact the NC Events office either via email [email protected] or on 0439 841 048 should you have any queries.

We looking forward to welcoming you to Noosa in August.

Registration Link:

Flyer | Provisional Program



Key information: 

What: NZAMM Winter Retreat 2021

Topic: Musculoskeletal Management

Date: Thursday 24th  – Saturday 26th June, 2021

Venue: Queenstown

Accommodation: A special conference rate has been secured. Please consult Program below.
Call directly –

  • NZ Reservations Tel:  0800 808 228 – Your group code is: NZAMM21

Extra Discounts: AA members only linkCopthorne at Queenstown 

Contact: Brenda EvittDon’t forget to book your spot with Brenda now for the event and social events you are attending.

**Further updates will be provided as the Program is finalised and the conference website is launched **

Image |Provisional Program | Set Dinner Menu


Musculoskeletal Courses

Disclaimer *Please note that dates are pending restrictions on travel and gathering sizes and may affect number of enrolments

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/investigation/clinical reasoning) and management (education, manual techniques, exercises, medication, injections and others).

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- $690; AAMM members- $590; Registrars – $490;  Medical Students and Repeat modules- $390. 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 being offered on a rotating schedule at three monthly intervals so the certificate can be completed within one year. The rotating schedule is held in both Brisbane and Adelaide so course registrants can switch between sites if the dates suit them better.

The 2021 schedule of module workshops in Brisbane is:

Registrations are now OPEN.

  • Saturday 7th August – Lower Limb Pain module 
  • Saturday 13th November – Low Back Pain module  

Further Information – BRISBANE | Lower Limb Pain Module:


The 2021 schedule of module workshops in Adelaide is:
Registrations are now OPEN.

  • Saturday 18th September 2021 – Low Back Pain
  • Saturday 11th December 2021 – Neck and Upper Back Pain

Further Information – ADELAIDE | Low Back Pain Module:

Certificate of Musculoskeletal Medicine – Overview

Brisbane based modules:
Kim Ramillon at [email protected] 

Adelaide based modules:
Carmela Rodier at [email protected] 



“A highly interactive, hands-on workshop with a focus on treating patients experiencing low back pain with a practical approach” 

Comments from past attendees...

“I have gained an understanding of taking a thorough patient history and I have improved confidence, better examination skills and clinical reasoning abilities to better allow for targeted investigations and avoid unnecessary ones”

“It will positively affect my practice in managing various low back pain complaints” 

Comments from past attendees...

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)




Email:    [email protected]

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

 Past Courses + Conferences

Neurotalk 2020 – International Conference on Pain

Where: Singapore

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.

More information:

Bitcongress Website


NZAMM Conference
Collaborating with AAMM and AFMM

The New Zealand Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine (NZAMM) 2020 Conference Committee have announced the availability of Zoom access  for their Saturday program on 3rd October 2020. All are welcome to register and attend.
This is a great opportunity to learn and also to support our NZ colleagues during these challenging times.

NZAMM 2020 – Mini Conference

Topic: Lower Limb

Retreat Friday 2nd October 12.00pm – 4.30pm

AGM’s (NZAMM/AFMM) Friday 2nd October 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Conference Saturday 3rd October 8.00am – 5.00pm

Workshops Sunday 4th October 8.00am – 12.30pm

We do hope you can make it.
More Information and Bookings:

– Program
– Website
– Email: Brenda Evitt


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:

Sports Medicine World Website



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.

More information:

IAMMM Website



World Congress:
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.


More information:

Early Bird Rates – Register now before June 1st.

World Congress Website

10Times Website


Where: South Bank, Brisbane

Date: 24-27 October 2019

More Information and Bookings:
Conference Website

Workshop and Dates: 

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

Venue: The Lowell Inn and Conference Center The Pyle Center Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Jointly Provided by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Family Medicine and Community Health University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and The Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation

More Information:

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

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

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
Osteopathic School 
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).

Conclusion: 1200hrs Sunday 21 July 2019.

NB: There will be a course dinner near the Sydney Theatre Company theatre complex in Walsh Bay.

Workshop Program and Registration Details

Price: $1,250.00 Per Registration
Email Contact: Dr Terry Vardy 

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.


Venue:  National Museum of Australia
Time: 9:00am – 16:00pm

NB: CANBERRA GP’s and Registrars ONLY

More info:
Download Flyer
Go to the Event Registration Website to register
Contact: Helena Goczol 



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

[email protected]

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

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.
contact: [email protected]

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