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Nutrients Webinar | Sports Nutrition Current Trends and Insights

20 Sep 2021, 15:00 (CEST)

Nutrients, Sports, Nutrition, Protein, Muscle, Heat, Altitude, Trends, Insights
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Nutrients Webinar Series

Sports Nutrition Current Trends and Insights

Next to training and genetic endowment, nothing is more essential to athletic performance than nutrition. The modern area of performance nutrition dates back to the 1960s. An early focus was on the importance of hydration, increased energy intake, and carbohydrate supplementation. The sports nutrition research area has since rapidly expanded to answer questions being raised by athletes and coaches, including:

1. Are the nutritional stresses imposed by heavy exertion greater than can be met by the traditional food supply?
2. Are vitamin and mineral supplements needed, and at what level of exercise training? How prevalent is iron deficiency? What type of athlete needs extra sodium and potassium?
3. Do individuals who lift weights need protein supplements to maximize muscle size, strength, and power?
4. Are there performance-enhancing nutritional and herbal supplements that are beneficial, safe, and ethical?
5. Are fat loading, ketogenic diets, or intermittent fasting regimens recommended for enhanced endurance performance?
6. Is a high polyphenol intake recommended for athletes to counter oxidative stress, inflammation, and muscle damage?
7. What is the best post-exercise dietary pattern to augment metabolic recovery and training adaptations?

This webinar will provide insights on current trends in sports nutrition. We have three international research leaders in the area of sports nutrition as our webinar presenters. Our first speaker is Dr. Louise Burke from Australian Catholic University. Her lecture is entitled, “Contemporary Sports Nutrition: What’s in It for the Elite Athlete?”. Our second speaker is Dr. Trent Stellingwerff from the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. His lecture is entitled, “Sports Nutrition for Extreme Environments: Heat and Altitude”. Our third speaker is Dr. Stuart Phillips from McMaster University. His lecture is entitled, “Maximizing Muscle Hypertrophy via Nutrition”. These 30 minute lectures will be followed by a Q&A session.

Date: 20 September 2021

Time: 3:00pm CEST | 9:00am Eastern USA | 11:00pm Canberra, Australia | 6:00am Pacific USA

Webinar ID: 836 6093 1878

Webinar Secretariat: nutrients.webinar@mdpi.com

Chair

Appalachian State University, North Carolina Research Campus

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Bio
David Nieman is a professor in the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, at Appalachian State University, and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC. Dr. Nieman is a pioneer in the research area of exercise and nutrition immunology, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the sports nutrition section of the journal Nutrients. Dr. Nieman has received more than $11 million in research grants and published more than 380 peer-reviewed publications in journals and books. Dr. Nieman’s Google Scholar h-index is 104, and his publications have been cited more than 46,000 times. He is the author of nine books on health, exercise science, and nutrition, including Nutritional Assessment (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2019, now in its 7th edition). Dr. Nieman served as vice-president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), president of SEACSM, and two terms as president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology.

Invited Speakers

Australian Catholic University

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Louise is a sports dietitian with 40 years of experience in the education and counselling of elite athletes. She worked at the Australian Institute of Sport for thirty years, first as Head of Sports Nutrition and then as Chief of Nutrition Strategy. She was the team dietitian for the Australian Olympic Teams for the 1996-2012 Summer Olympic Games. Her publications include over 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and the authorship or editorship of several textbooks on sports nutrition. She is an editor of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. Louise was a founding member of the Executive of Sports Dietitians Australia and is a Director of the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition. She was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 for her contribution to sports nutrition. Louise was appointed as Chair in Sports Nutrition in the Mary MacKillop Institute of Health Research at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne in 2014 and took up this position in a full-time capacity in 2020.

Canadian Sports Institute Pacific

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Dr Trent Stellingwerff serves as a Senior Advisor, Innovation and Research at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (Victoria, Canada), joining CSI Pacific in 2011. In this role, he directs several different research projects across different sport performance discipline areas, with Master’s, Phd and Post-Doctorate students involved. He is also the Sport Science, Sports Medicine & Innovation Lead for Athletics Canada – the governing body of track and field. His primary sport and research focuses are in the field of physiology and nutrition interactions, as well as environmental (altitude and heat) expertise. Trent has more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and authored 10-book chapters, in the areas of exercise physiology, skeletal muscle metabolism, sports nutrition and performance. Trent has been an invited expert presenter and author for many international nutrition consensus statement meetings with the IOC (International Olympic Committee), FINA and World Athletics (WA; formally IAAF), and is a member of the International Advisory Board for the IOC Diploma Program in Sports Nutrition. Over the years, Trent has attended and/or serviced athletes and sports over 4 Olympic/Paralympic Games, 4 Commonwealth Games and >15 World Championships across several sports.

McMaster University

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Stuart Phillips is a full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and a member of the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is also the Director of the McMaster University Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. Dr. Phillips has authored more than 220 original research papers and 90 reviews. In 2018-20 he was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as a being in the top 1% of all cited researchers in nutrition and physiology research. Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Webinar Content

On Monday, 20 September 2021, MDPI and the Journal Nutrients organized the 4th webinar on Nutrients, entitled "Sports Nutrition Current Trends and Insights".

The introduction was held by the Chair of the webinar, Prof. Dr. David Christopher Nieman. He is a professor in the Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, at Appalachian State University, and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC. Dr. Nieman is a pioneer in the research area of exercise and nutrition immunology, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the sports nutrition section of the journal Nutrients. Dr. Nieman served as vice-president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), president of SEACSM, and two terms as president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology.

The first speaker to quick off this webinar was Prof. Dr. Trent Stellingwerff, with his presentation "Sports nutrition for extreme environments: heat and altitude". Dr. Stellingwerff serves as a Senior Advisor, Innovation and Research at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (Victoria, Canada), joining CSI Pacific in 2011. He is also the Sport Science, Sports Medicine & Innovation Lead for Athletics Canada – the governing body of track and field. His primary sport and research focuses are in the field of physiology and nutrition interactions, as well as environmental (altitude and heat) expertise.

The second presentation with the title "Contemporary sports nutrition: what’s in it for the elite athlete?" was held by Prof. Dr. Louise Burke. She is a sports dietitian with 40 years of experience in the education and counselling of elite athletes. She worked at the Australian Institute of Sport for thirty years, first as Head of Sports Nutrition and then as Chief of Nutrition Strategy. She was the team dietitian for the Australian Olympic Teams for the 1996-2012 Summer Olympic Games. Louise was a founding member of the Executive of Sports Dietitians Australia and is a Director of the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition.

The third presentation with the title "Maximizing muscle hypertrophy via nutrition" was held by Prof. Dr. Stuart Phillips. He is a full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and a member of the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is also the Director of the McMaster University Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the Chair Prof. Dr. David Christopher Nieman. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on Nutrients be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Prof. Dr. David C. Nieman

Chair Introduction

3:00 - 3:10 pm

Prof. Dr. Louise Burke

Contemporary sports nutrition: what’s in it for the elite athlete?

3:10 - 3:40 pm

Prof. Dr. Trent Stellingwerff

Sports nutrition for extreme environments: heat and altitude

3:40 - 4:10 pm

Prof. Dr. Stuart Phillips

Maximizing muscle hypertrophy via nutrition

4:10 - 4:40 pm

Q&A Session

4:40 - 5:00 pm

Closing of Webinar

Prof. Dr. David C. Nieman

5:00 - 5:10 pm

Relevant SI

Nutrition, Physical Activity, Aging and Health
Guest Editor: Dr. David Jiménez-Pavón
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2021

Diet and Nutrition Intake for Human Physiology Health and Performance
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Monda
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021

Nutrition, Frailty and Sarcopenia Prevention
Guest Editor: Dr. Stefanos Tyrovolas
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021

Nutrition Knowledge and Energy Availability for Youth Athletes
Guest Editor: Dr. Hisayo Yokoyama

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2021

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