Come to the World Surfing Medicine Conference, Torquay

Published on 01 March 2019


The Surfing Medicine International World Conference will be held in Torquay for the first time this year and they have given local businesses an extra incentive to attend.

The three-day programme runs from 10 to 13 April and offers inspiring lectures, workshops, and outdoor activities featuring leading specialists and inspirational speakers in Surfers’ Health & Injury Prevention, Training & Performance, and the Ocean Environment.

Local businesses can use this promotional code which provides 20% discount for the event registration.

Code for  20% discount = SCOASTWCSM

This offer (and the whole conference) has been made possible through a partnership between the Surf Coast Shire, Business Events Great Ocean Road and Melbourne Convention Bureau who pitched the rights to secure the conference in Torquay.

Surfing Medicine International is the world's largest collective of health professionals, lifeguards, surf coaches and trainers, environmental scientists, students and surf industry pros, evolving together the welfare of the global surf sports community.

They invite you to connect to keep surfers healthy and safe, and empower them as ambassadors for global health and ocean environment.

There are many international and local guest speakers including:

  • Prof. Marc in het Panhuis: Developer of 3D printed surfboard fins, Professor at the University of Wollongong.
  • Susie Crick: National Chairwoman of the Surfrider Foundation, Plastic Pollution Director and South Coast Branch President
  • Dr Oliver Farley: Lead of Strength and Conditioning Coach for Surfing New Zealand.
  • Donna Masing: Sports and Performance Therapist, resident therapist at Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre.
  • Joel Pilgrim: Founder and CEO of mental health charity, the Waves of Wellness (WOW) Foundation.

It's the first time this event has been held in the southern hemisphere so put it on the calendar, dust off your boardies and go to rub shoulders with some of the leading minds in surfing.

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