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Silent contributors to injury - illness - performance, 18-19 March 2016 : Session 3 - Medical : Side effects of medication and alternative therapies /
Available for Clearinghouse for Sport member groups B, C, D & E only. Dr. Warren McDonald BSc MBBS FACSP is a Sports and Exercise Physician who has been involved in elite sport for over 20 years. He worked at the Australian Institute of Sport from 1990 to 2000 during which time he was team doctor for Australian Men’s Water Polo team at the FINA World Championships in 1994 and 1998, and was a team doctor to the Australian Olympic Team in 1996 and 2000. He has been involved in elite rugby since 1997 and was team doctor for the ACT Brumbies from 1999 until 2009 and for the Wallabies from 2008 until 2013. He has been Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Rugby Union since 2010. He has been a member of the World Rugby Medical Commission since 2011. He was chairman of the SANZA(A)R medical commission from 2014 to 2016, and chairman of the Oceania Rugby Sports Science / Sports Medicine Advisory Group from 2014 to 2016. He has run a private sport and exercise medicine practice in Canberra since 2001. He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Canberra and also a member of the ACT Physical Activity Foundation whose focus is to increase the physical activity levels of the Canberra population, particularly children. This Symposium was jointly presented by Sports Medicine Australia ACT and the Australian Institute of Sport. Sub themes for the conference include: Planning Periodisation – Training errors, planning for performance, monitoring injury/illness/performance, planning for the gaps and travel ; Pathology Specific – Muscle, tendon, pain, mental health, gender ; Medical – Iron, Viral, respiratory, infectious diseases, vitamins, probiotic, immunology, genetic development ; Physical – sleep, body composition, energy availability, making weight, gender. Abstract : Athletes commonly use a variety of medications and other therapies including supplements to treat injury and illness, or to aid athletic preparation and performance. But do they always adequately consider the (potential) side effects? All medications and therapies have to be considered in terms of both their potential benefits and their side effects, both short term and long term.. Conference program session 3 - Medical : Preparing for the road to Rio; Hygiene/Infection / Dr. Carolyn Broderick, Deputy Medical Director, Australian Olympic Team -- Immunology in athletes and considerations for training and illness prevention / Professor David Pyne, Australian Institute of Sport -- Stress, burnout, psychology. Whole life of stress; study, relationships, training, work; increase risk of illness / Professor Peter Hassman, University of Canberra -- Side effects of medication and alternative therapies / Dr. Warren McDonald, University of Canberra -- Iron/Hepcidin and iron supplementation in athletes / Dr. Peter Peeling, University of Western Australia.