SHPA Webinar | Women's health in sport; Pharmacist's role

SHPA Webinar | Women's health in sport; Pharmacist's role

Join us for a webinar on Women's health in sport; Pharmacist's role. 

This is the second installment of our webinar series with Emily Shears, Founder & Director of The Female Athlete Network, Emily will be presenting this one-hour webinar on women's health and exercise. 

The webinar will cover the following learning objectives:

  • Identify and summarise the phases of the menstrual cycle
  • Describe the impact that menstrual health disorders have on the female athlete
  • Describe general health and wellbeing strategies to support a healthy menstrual cycle
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of Reduced Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDS)
  • Outline a pharmacist's role in women's health and providing support to female athletes
Members    Non-members
Registration price    FREE $50 incl GST

Emily ShearsB.Pharm, Grad Dip Ex Sc, M.Ed, FASLM FANZCAP, Founder and Director of The Female Athlete Network

Founder of the Female Athlete Network, a registered pharmacist with a holistic perspective and post graduate qualifications in exercise sport science, including a Master of Education, Emily Shears is a highly driven and passionate health and wellbeing leader. Emily is Board Certified as a Professional with both the Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and also a conferred Fellow of the Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. More recently, Emily has attained Fellowship of ANZCAP (Generalist, Education).

Emily grew up in Geelong, Victoria, and has played just about every sport you can think of but had the most success with rowing and athletics. Completing Pharmacy studies at University of Sydney on sports scholarship, including a stint at the University of Hawaii and being part of the Inaugural Australian Women’s Skeleton Team talent identification program for the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, she is very familiar with the pressures of the high-performance sport environment.

Emily has worked across Australia as a pharmacist for the past 20 years, including being former Managing Partner of 2 pharmacy business in Albert Park, Victoria.

As a pharmacist, Emily has seen firsthand the gap in knowledge that young women have when it comes to their own bodies, not knowing what is normal, and what is not, and this issue is amplified when you add the complexities of being an athlete…an athlete in Emily’s eyes is anyone who exercises with intention.

As a former athlete, and now as AFLW Player Development and Performance Health Manager at the Geelong Football Club Emily is ensuring that women athletes everywhere have access to evidence informed information about their bodies...Menstrual health is key to overall health and women should feel empowered and educated and not shamed by how incredible their bodies are, it is time to open the conversation, for everyone.

Everyone deserves to feel great and to perform well, no matter their chosen pursuit.

All registration rates include GST

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD activity (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the relevant assessment activity.

The accreditation number for your reference is S2024/19.

The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:

  • Standard 3.1.2 Obtain relevant health and medicines information
  • Standard 3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines
  • Standard 3.5.1 Review trends in medicine use
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use

(National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016)

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