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Symposium: The Great Debate - To operate or not to operate? (Knee and Hip conditions)

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Despite a number of current initiatives, the challenges of over treatment, over diagnosis and over imaging, possible harms by inappropriate interventions continue in modern medicine. This Symposium program includes presentations from an esteemed list of Specialist Sports and Exercise Physiotherapists as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists and recognised experts, together with physicians and specialist orthopaedic surgeons and more.


Together they will share their experience and explore current research literature addressing possible advantages and disadvantages of contemporary operative versus non-operative management of commonly encountered knee and hip presentations. It also covers some of the latest research in informed decision making so you can be more confident in discussing appropriate interventions with your patients via a shared decision-making process.


View the Symposium Program and session topics here.


View the presenter biographies here.



  • Prof. David Hunter, Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Prof. Tammy Hoffmann, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Bond University, Queensland
  • Dr Stephanie Filbay, Senior Research Fellow and Physiotherapist, Melbourne University
  • Dr Tom Cross, Specialist Sports and Exercise Physician, Sydney
  • Dr Jonas Bloch Thorlund, Professor of Musculoskeletal Health, University of Southern Denmark
  • Mr Nigel Hartnett, Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Melbourne
  • Dr Joanne Kemp, MACP, Associate Professor and Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, La Trobe University, Melbourne
  • Dr Josh Heerey, APAM, PhD, Physiotherapist, La Trobe University, Melbourne
  • Dr Rintje Agricola, Orthopaedic Medicine Specialist, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

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CPD Hours

9.0 hours