We offer an informative series of free one-hour webinars throughout the year, covering the hottest topics in wellness, dietary supplements and conversations relating to sports drug education and testing. Each session features an industry expert relevant to the topic, along with our Director of Education, Lara Gray.

For questions or webinar topic suggestions, contact Lara at moc.t1502955847ropse1502955847erfgu1502955847rd@ya1502955847rgl1502955847.


Webinar Series
Stay tuned for more live webinars in 2017!

If you missed any of these sessions, continue your education by listening to these previous episodes by leading subject matter experts:

Your Top 10 NCAA-Related Questions, Answered.

Speakers: Lara Gray, Director of Education at Drug Free Sport; Anna Filardo, Education Program Manager at Drug Free Sport. As a resource for the NCAA, its participants, and its sports medicine staff on sport drug education issues, a session has been devoted to discuss many of the common questions that we received throughout the year. More than 25,000 confidential questions were answered in 2016 regarding dietary supplements and prescription medications, by Drug Free Sport education staff.

Overview of RE-ACT (‘recognize’ and ‘take action’) – a Clean Sport Bystander Intervention Program

Speaker: Dr. Kelsey Erickson - Leeds Beckett University (Leeds, England). The ‘reACT’ ('recognise and take action') project is funded by the International Olympic Committee, with the support of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and UK Anti-Doping.The project offers a complementary approach to current doping education practice by developing a bystander intervention to address substance use behaviors. Specifically, it will explore if confrontation can be employed as an effective self-regulation approach to address substance use behaviors within a student-athlete population. To do so, it will apply the established situational model of bystander intervention (Latane & Darley, 1970) which offers five decision making steps towards intervention:
  1. Notice the event.
  2. Interpret the event as a problem.
  3. Assume personal responsibility.
  4. Know how to help.
  5. Implement the help.

New Trends & Consequences of Marijuana Use Today

SpeakersDr. LaTisha Bader and Ben Cort from the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) in Colorado. Stemming from their eye-opening presentation at the 2016 Sport Exchange Summit, LaTisha and Ben provide updates on the advancements in marijuana use - along with new risks.

NCAA Dietary Supplements: Approved, Permissible, or Banned?

Speakers: Mary Wilfert, Associate Director for the NCAA Sport Science Institute and Lara Gray, Director of Education for Drug Free Sport. This discussion covers how dietary supplements relate to NCAA student-athlete participation guidelines and is led by one of collegiate athletics' subject matter experts. 

Best Practices for Identifying & Treating Athletes with Disordered Eating & Eating Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Speakers: Liz Joy, MD, MPH, Intermountain Healthcare; Medical Director, Community Health & Clinical Nutrition, Adjunct Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine; President, American College of Sports Medicine; President, Female Athlete Triad Coalition; Kary Woodruff, MS, RD, CSSD, Sports Dietitian, LiVe Well Center; Assistant Professor, Lecturer, University of Utah; Steve Varechok, LCSSW, CSCS, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. This expert panel discusses the real issues surrounding disordered eating and eating disorders - and the differences between the two. 

Mental Health in Collegiate Athletics: Identification and Treatment Recommendations

SpeakersKacey Oiness, Ph.D., HSPP, Sport & Performance Psychologist, St. Vincent Sports Performance; Chris Carr, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Sport & Performance Psychologist, St. Vincent Sports Performance. These sports psychologists for professional and collegiate athletes discuss their experiences and how to treat and help student-athletes who are struggling with mental health, both on and off the field.