Utility of DXA in Treating Athletes with Low Energy Availability/Eating Disorders sponsored by Hologic

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Please join us for this FREE virtual session presentation by Dr. Kate Ackerman discussing low energy availability/eating disorder and how to use the DXA in treatment of athletes.

Key takeaways include:
- Describe athlete-specific interpretation of bone density measurements via DXA
- Discuss ways body composition from DXA can be helpful in eating disorder treatment in athletes
- Discuss utility of body comp Z-scores for resumption of menses in amenorrheic athletes

Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (Accredited Provider CP294) is approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration to provide continuing education to Registered Dietitians. This program is eligible for 1.0 CPEU.
Activity Code: 158105
Learning Codes: 3020, 3030, 4060, 6020
Attendees are able to provide feedback on the quality of the session to CDR directly by contacting [email protected].


Speaker Bio:

Kathryn (Kate) Ackerman, MD, MPH, FACSM is the founder and Medical Director of the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Associate Director of the Sports Endocrine Research Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She earned her BA from Cornell University in government and biology, her MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health with concentrations in quantitative methods and women’s health, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her sports medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, endocrinology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and research fellowship in neuroendocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is triple boarded in internal medicine, sports medicine, and endocrinology. She was named the top sports medicine doctor in Boston by Boston magazine in 2019 and 2020, a woman changing the world by Shape magazine in 2019, and was the 2020 honoree for the Grace, Grit and Glory annual event of Women’s Rowing.

She is currently a team physician for US Rowing and a member of the World Rowing medical commission. She serves on the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association medical committee, the scientific committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport 2020/2021, and is the founder and director of the biennial International Female Athlete Conference since 2013.

Her research focuses on the Female Athlete Triad and the various aspects of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). She has authored/co-authored over 100 articles and book chapters related to sports medicine, endocrinology, rowing, bone health, bone imaging techniques, hormonal treatments for bone in oligo-amenorrheic athletes, and other topics pertaining to female athletes, including position statements with the IOC and the Endocrine Society. Athletically, Dr. Ackerman represented the US as a lightweight rower at the World Championships, competed in the World University Rowing Games, and was a Varsity rower at Cornell.

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