The fourth session of the 5-part ITA Webinar Series was held on 16th June, which focused on medications, supplements, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), and the Prohibited List and was attended once again by many of the IFMA athletes and coaches. IFMA had issued a directive that called for participation of athletes from national federations.
Sports pharmacist Mark Stuart spoke about the Prohibited List, how to check medications, and the risks associated with supplements.
Sports Medicine Physician Margo Mountjoy spoke about Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), including practical tips and advice for athletes and athlete support personnel.
Former professional Australian rules footballer Eric Mackenzie spoke about his experience with TUEs throughout a 12-season career.
Inadvertent doping continues to be a big challenge in many sports and the goal of this session was to empower athletes with information and knowledge they need to navigate the complex anti-doping system.
All the ITA webinar sessions can be found here: https://muaythai.sport/ita-anti-doping-education-webinars/