LIVE WEBINAR: Fueling Female Athletes: Exploring Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, and more


Webinar Details

Working with female athletes requires a unique skill set, particularly if your clientele is in their reproductive years. Higher energy expenditure comes with higher nutritional requirements, yet many female athletes are underfueled. This can lead to an array of hormonal and health consequences, including hypothalamic amenorrhea. This webinar is taught by Dr. Dana Lis, RD (Canada), PhD who is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of Performance Nutrition. This webinar will cover the importance of identifying and addressing Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and Low Energy Availability (LEA) for your athletic clientele.


In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to properly screen female athletes for nutritional adequacy, RED-S, and LEA
  • The nuances in interpreting common screening tools for RED-S
  • How to manage the intersection of performance goals and whole body health of female athletes
  • Evidence-based interventions to help athletes maintain or restore their menstrual cycle (hypothalamic amenorrhea)
  • Best practices to support female athletes through their childbearing years, including before, during, and after pregnancy


Cost: $75

Date: Thursday, May 30th, 12pm EST

Duration: 90 minutes

Presenter: Dr. Dana Lis, PhD, RD (Canada), IOC Dipl. Sport Nutrition


About the Presenter: Dr. Dana Lis, PhD, RD (Canada), IOC Dipl. Sport Nutrition

Dr. Dana Lis, RD (Canada), PhD is internationally recognized for her leadership and versatile roles across the field of Performance Nutrition. Her diverse career seamlessly aligns the lead key elements shaping the field of Performance Nutrition: Practice, Research and Industry. Her expertise in these pillars has led advancement of the field for over fifteen years. In this time, she almost exclusively supported Olympic and Professional sport across several continents and a spectrum of sports. Heading into her 6th season as the Performance Nutrition Consultant for the Golden State Warriors, her research on nutritional interventions to improve collagen tissue synthesis in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behaviour (University California Davis, Baar Lab) has presented ideal integration of research-based nutrition strategies into practice to support the 2018 and 2022 Championship team. Her PhD work looking at the role of gluten-free diets and FODMAPs in exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome in athletes has also been formative in sport nutrition practice. A long time multisport athlete, Dana has experienced first hand the demands of many endurance, adventure and aesthetic sports and now her favorite sport is chasing her son on skis and getting as much “mom air” as her sanity will allow. Dana continues to drive the nutrition field forward through mentorship, shaping best practices and challenging the status quo.