Promoting athlete safety with ShePower Sport and Sport Equity Lab


The Women in SEM Advisory Group are planning an athlete safety webinar to be held sometime in the next few months. We have partnered with ShePower Sport and the Sports Equity Lab to deliver this webinar. The focus will be on the various roles of sport and exercise medicine physicians in athlete safeguarding and will link with Dr Steven Ungerleider’s ‘At the Heart of Gold:Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal’. This documentary features the fall from grace of sports medicine physician Larry Nassar (Michigan State University) who, during his time as team physician of USA Gymnastics’ national team, sexually abused hundreds of athletes over many years. This is an exceptionally timely webinar development due to the horrific stories that have recently surfaced about victim experiences in the Australian and New Zealand Gymnastics landscape. Keep your eye out for what will be an incredibly moving and informative webinar.