Tuesday 8th March | 6:30am - 8:30am | Venue 114
Celebrate with us this International Women's Day at our breakfast in collaboration with Venue 114, on Tuesday 8th March. With special guest speaker Dr Jo Brown, it is sure to be an insightful and empowering morning.
This year the International Women's Day theme is #BreaktheBias.
#BreaktheBias aims to raise awareness surrounding existing bias, stereotypes and discrimination and encourages a move towards a world of diversity, equity and inclusivity. A gender equal world; where difference is not only accepted, but valued and celebrated.
In celebration of women and breaking the bias we have invited Dr Jo Brown, world-renowned APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, to share her story and wisdom.
With over two decades of experience in high-performance sport, Dr Brown boasts a highly successful career working with more than 16 sports at an international and elite level. Amongst these teams includes the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, the Australian Paralympic Committee, New Zealand Rugby League, Swimming Australia, Athletics Australia, Volleyball Australia and Tennis Australia. In addition to these, as part of her work with the Jamaican Commonwealth Games, team commencing in 2018, Dr Jo has since been the Head Track and Field Physiotherapist at the 2019 World Championships and has played an integral part in the Jamaican Bobsleigh team qualification and their historic return of the 4 man bobsleigh after a 24-year hiatus.
Dr Jo Brown is relentless in the pursuit of excellence and when COVID hit she did not let it stop her from supporting her athletes globally. She has provided ongoing support and advice, developed screening programs and provided online consults throughout the pandemic.
Dr Jo prides herself on having learnt lessons from each sport she has worked with that can be utilised when challenges arise. Since qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2000 Dr Jo has continued to advance her skills and knowledge. With an extraordinary list of credentials including a Post Graduate Diploma in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and a PhD, Dr Jo is comfortable in any sporting environment. She has the skills, experience and knowledge to manage not only sports injuries but also trauma and concussion.
A passionate educator, whilst working with Swimming Australia Jo completed her PhD and continues to lecture and present around the world, including lecturing on the Master of Sports Medicine program at the University of the West Indies. Dr Jo is an Adjunct Fellow at La Trobe University and currently leads a project investigating the successful return to sport following hamstring injury, she is considered a world leader in the treatment and rehabilitation of hamstring injuries.
We're excited to learn more from Dr Jo Brown as she continues to pave the way for more women to lead in the medical field, high-performance sport science and beyond.
Set to continue our focus of empowerment, for those who haven't heard Dr Jo speak, you're set for an impactful morning ahead and one that certainly aligns with IWD. Book your tickets now and we'll see you on the 8th March at Venue 114!
Event bookings close and dietary requirements due Friday 4th March.
To comply with State Government regulations, proof of vaccination status/medical contraindication and mask will be required for venue entry.