Webinar: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport
Webinar: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport: Performance and Health Implications in Track & Field
Date: July 9th, 2020 @ 7pm
Who Should Attend: Coaches*, Athletes & Parents of Developing Athletes
Join Dr. Sara Forsyth and Braeden Charlton as they dive into the topic of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). During this 60 minute webinar they will answer:
- What Is Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)?
- Why is RED-S harmful?
- What Causes Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)?
- When Can it Occur?
*Attending coaches will receive NCCP Professional Development Points.
Dr. Sara Forsyth
Dr. Sara Forsyth is a local sports medicine physician with strong interests in female athlete health, RED-S, endocrinology, and bone health, as well as endurance performance optimization. Dr. Forsyth attended UBC for both her undergraduate studies and her medical studies, where she completed her residency in family practice and fellowship in sport and exercise medicine under Dr. Jack Taunton. Dr. Forsyth also went on to earn her Master's in Science defending her thesis on the effects of exercise on platelets in a platelet rich plasma preparation. Dr. Forsyth has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities including those at provincial and national levels, as well as those competing on varsity teams. Dr. Forsyth has also been involved with multiple high level teams and is currently working alongside the Women's National Volleyball team and the Vancouver Warriors Lacrosse team. In her personal sport pursuits, Dr. Forsyth has completed multiple Ironman distance triathlons and marathons.
Braeden is a recent graduate from Simon Fraser University, earning his Bachelor of Science Honour’s in Biomedical Physiology. While at Simon Fraser, Braeden competed on the varsity track and cross country teams, specializing in the steeplechase. Braeden also spent time alongside his studies and training coaching junior development athletes with the Vancouver Thunderbirds. After completing his course work, Braeden worked alongside Dr. Sara Forsyth and Dr. David Clarke on a project regarding the relative knowledge of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport in coaching.
REGISTER HERE (Registrants will be emailed the webinar link 24 hours prior to the event).