Sports medicine considerations for the female Olympic and Paralympic athlete

Connie LebrunChair: Connie Lebrun (CAN) - Professor for the department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Adjunct Professor for the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation; and Adjunct Professor for the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, all at the University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.



Abstract

This symposium will address contemporary sports medicine issues of the elite female athlete. Topics to be covered include the clinical complexities of the Olympic and Paralympic female athlete including not only female athlete triad and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S), but also research updates on injury patterns, neuromuscular control, and genitourinary considerations, among others; key considerations of bone metabolism and health in Paralympic female athletes; and the unique sports nutrition and energy availability variability among Olympic and Paralympic female athletes.

Speakers:

Connie Lebrun1.Connie Lebrun (CAN) - Professor for the department of Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry; Adjunct Professor for the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation; and Adjunct Professor for the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, all at the University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.

Title Presentation: Clinical Complexities of the Olympic Female Athlete - an Overview


Claudia Juzwiak2.Claudia Ridel Juzwiak (BRA) - Federal University of São Paulo, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.

Title Presentation: Sports Nutrition and Energy Availability - Unique Variability Amongst Olympic and Paralympic Female Athletes (Olympic and Paralympic-focused)



Monica E. Rho3.Monica E. Rho (USA) - Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), an assistant professor at RIC/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and is an attending physician in the RIC Sports and Spine Rehabilitation Center, Chicago, USA.

Title Presentation: Clinical Complexities of the Paralympic Female Athlete - an Overview


Leslie R. Morse4.Leslie R. Morse (USA) - Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Title Presentation: Bone Metabolism and Bone Health in Paralympic Female Athletes (Overview and Key Considerations (Paralympic-focused)