Pharmacists as patient-athlete advocates
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specialized medication therapy management for athletes
Recognizing athletes as people with health and wellbeing needs balanced with the demands of sports. Sports Pharmacists have unique pharmacokinetic, pharmacogenomic, medication expertise to assist athletes in knowing what is okay to take, reduce the risk of harm from medication overuse and avoiding unintentional doping. We advocate for appropriate use of drugs.
This website offers resources for pharmacists to service their own patients. For Seminars, Meet and Greet Casual Events, and Clinical Sports Pharmacy Event registration information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concierge services are available for individual athletes seeking Drug Information, by establishing a pharmacist-patient relationship. Call the number or email inquiries to email@example.com (No personal medical information please).
US Sports Pharmacists required continuing education
Required CE for US Pharmacists that plan to work with any athletes who may be tested by the US Antidoping Agency and abide by WADA Code. This includes athletes registering in Open events, who may be tested. Pharmacists must recognize prohibited substances or banned products, which may include prescriptions, treatments during procedures, or dietary supplements.
Provides an introduction to the therapeutic use process, in which sports pharmacists should be involved to assist the physician (or prescriber) and athlete prior to application submissions.
ADEL by WADA (free)
Medical Professionals Sports and AntiDoping Education Program
Required course prior to working with high-performance athletes as a sports pharmacist. Two educational sessions must be completed: ADEL for Medical Professionals and the Athlete Support Personnel Guide to the Code (2021).
Six-month online course to earn a certificate endorsed by the International Olympic Committee
Learn from experts in sports medicine, including the most recognized pharmacists of major event organization and scientists in anti-doping.
Focuses on the World Anti-Doping Agency standards.
Excellent introductory course for pharmacists and medical professionals.
Drug Free Sport International (Free and Low Cost)
SPORTS MEDICINE AND BANNED SUBSTANCES HOME-STUDY COURSES
NCAA requirements are slightly different from the World AntiDoping Agency. ISPN Pharmacists and Pharm D Candidates found these programs the most educational.