Sports Medicine – Dr Peter Brukner

Tuesday 5th March 6:15 pm for 6:30 start
Green Acres Golf Club
51 Elm Grove, Kew East, VIC

This meeting

5

Mar

2019

We are getting fatter and sicker; what are we going to do about it?”

Dr Peter Brukner OAM, is a world-renowned Australian sports medicine clinician and researcher. Until recently the team doctor for the Australian cricket team for 5 years, he has held similar positions at Liverpool FC, Melbourne and Collingwood AFL clubs, the Socceroos and with the national Olympic athletics team.

  • Founding partner at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne:
  • Associate Professor in Sports Medicine at the Center for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne;
  • Served two terms as President of the Australian College of Sports Physicians during which time he was instrumental in the establishment of a specialist level training program in Australia for sports medicine physicians;
  • Peter has published widely internationally with a number of books, book chapters and over 90 original research articles. He is the co-author of Clinical Sports Medicine, the best-selling sports medicine text book in the world;
  • His contribution to sports medicine has been recognised by the award of the inaugural Citation for Distinguished Service by the Australian College of Sports Physicians and the Citation Award of the American College of Sports Medicine. In 2006 Peter was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to sports medicine;
  • He is the co-founder of the public health campaign SugarByHalf and is committed to the challenge of improving the nation’s health with improved diet and increased physical activity;
  • His latest publication is “A Fat Lot of Good”.
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