EVENT: Is There a Role for Sports Supplements in Sport?

Date: Saturday, June 25 2011
Time: 09:00 – 14:30
Venue: Vodaworld, Midrand ( Johannesburg)
Cost: No Charge

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Opening Address

Dr Shuaib Manjra

Chairman: SAIDS

Sport Supplement Safety: International Perspective

Dr. Amy Eichner

US Anti-Doping Agency: Drug References Resources Manager

Developing a national position statement on sports supplements

Dr Amanda Claasen

Sports Dietician

The risks of sports supplements – “strict liability” in doping

Andrew Breetzke

Sports Lawyer

The “organic” athlete – no supplements

Nico Pfitzenmaier

German national athlete, #2 international ranked X-terra athlete/ironman
athlete, multiple Cape Epic finisher

Research: Risks of banned steroid contamination in
over-the-counter sports supplements

Dr Pieter van der Merwe

Director: SA Doping Control Laboratory

How to critically appraise sports supplements – Does Creatine

Dr Lize Havemann-Nel

Sports Dietician: North-West University

The Science of Recovery drinks / Energy drinks – are there

Prof. Andrew Bosch

Exercise Physiologist: Sports Science Inst of SA

Competing in the Cape Epic MTB race – what I consumed for
energy and recovery.

The High School rugby player/athlete

Food vs Sports Supplements – words from manufactures

a. USN

Future Life


Extreme Endurance

e. PVM

Medical considerations for parents of high school athletes
using sport supplements

Dr Glen Hagemann

Medical Director – Sharks Medical (Rugby)

Concluding remarks and closing statements.

Dr Jon Patricios

SASMA President