11/5/2019: Safety of Sports and Weight Loss Supplements

November 5, 2019

12 -1pm CST

Please note that this webinar will be available only as a LIVE event. There will be no recorded version available after the live event airs.


Webinar Cost and Continuing Education Information
Our live webinars are free to all attendees with a maximum of 100 participants on the day of the event, so please log-in early to secure your spot.

Board of Certification Certified Athletic Trainers and CDR Registered Dietitians may receive CE credit for attending either the live or home study webinars. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists may only receive CE credit for attending live events at this time.



As the level of competition increases for athletes, so does their interest and use of sports supplements. There are tens of thousands of supplement products on the market, yet quality assurance enforced by the Food and Drug Administration continues to be lax. Marketing, scams, contamination, and adulteration of sports supplements put athletes at increased risk for consumption of prohibited substances with or without their knowledge. This session will tap into the research expertise of Dr. Pieter Cohen who will educate sports medicine professionals on the safety issues and challenges in todays supplement marketplace. Always a highly requested topic for continuing education, supplement safety is imperative to ensure athlete health, safety, and eligibility to compete.


At the end of this presentation, attendees will be better able to:

  1. Explain what is a ‘dietary supplement’ and the challenges with the current regulatory framework.
  2. Summarize emerging safety issues with sports and weight loss supplements.
  3. Develop a more nuanced approach to counseling athletes regarding the safety of supplements.

Target Audience: ATs, RDs, CSCS, and other sports medicine or athlete support staff



Pieter Cohen, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Pieter Cohen, a graduate of Yale School of Medicine, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing internist at Cambridge Health Alliance (Somerville, Massachusetts) who routinely recommends dietary supplements to his patients.  His area of research is the safety of dietary supplements.  Along with analytic chemistry colleagues he has spent the last decade exploring the boundaries between drugs and supplements.  His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, American Journal of Public Health and Annals of Internal Medicine.


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Drug Free Sport International (BOC AP# P8729) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 Category A hour/CEU. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the session. 




Drug Free Sport is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to provide continuing education to Registered Dietitians. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 CPEU.






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11/5/2019: Safety of Sports and Weight Loss Supplements