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Bone Health for Athletes

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This lecture will discuss the effect of hormones and hormone modulating medication such as the pill on bone health and its implications on athletes. It will also explore transgender and hypoandrogenism (Caster Semenya, etc) in sport and important considerations for treating clinicians.



Dr Susan White is a Specialist Sports and Exercise Physician who has been practicing at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne for over 25 years and now at SEM Physicians in Brighton. She has been to multiple Paralympic, Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championships in roles ranging from Team Physician to Medical Director as well as Organizing Committee and Anti-Doping Coordination. She has been a member of Australian Olympic and Paralympic Medical Committees. She has been Chief Medical Officer for Australian Netball, Swimming and Victorian Rowing. She was a member of the SMA Women in Sport committee for many years and played a major role in developing Exercise in Pregnancy guidelines, particularly in relation to contact sport.


She was an inaugural member of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee in 1999, serving on this Committee and then becoming the Chair in 2013. She is also a member of the AIS Supplement Advisory Panel and the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal. Susan is on WADA's Therapeutic Use Expert Group, and has had previous roles with FINA's Doping Control Review Board and the International Paralympic Committee. Susan is on the Editorial Board of CJSM and BJSM and is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne.



Victorian Sports and Exercise Group.


Date of Live Event



CPD Hours

34 Minutes


Please note: The content of this Lecture on Demand (LOD) was captured via a recording of a live lecture at the APA premises. Due to the nature of the event and the recording method, this LOD may not have captured some of the questions/comments from live audience. Your purchase of this module indicates your acceptance of this.