Menstrual Cycle Myths Webinar

This webinar will delve into the impact of the menstrual cycle on female athletic performance.

Menstrual Cycle Myths Webinar: Understanding the Influence of the Menstrual Cycle on Performance of Athletes

This webinar will delve into the impact of the menstrual cycle on female athletic performance, a topic that has gained increasing attention in the past decade among exercise professionals and in elite sporting settings. We will review existing research to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the menstrual cycle affects exercise performance and what we do and don’t know from current literature. The discussion will also focus on debunking common myths surrounding menstruation, providing exercise professionals with valuable insights to better support athletes and individuals in managing their training and performance throughout the menstrual cycle.  Lastly, we will consider potential flags to look out for when considering working with female athletes. 

Presented by Hannah Dower, AES

Hannah is currently undertaking her PhD with the Western Bulldogs AFLW team and Victoria University, investigating the influence of the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraception on performance in eld team sport athletes. She has over seven years experience working with females in sport, has held roles as a high performance manager, strength and conditioning coach and rehabilitation coordinator. Alongside her career in elite and sub-elite sport, she was an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) for six years, including roles in tertiary education where she was responsible for running a student led clinic. She currently teaches into tertiary units in musculoskeletal injuries at Australian Catholic University. Hannah is also a proud contributor to Live Life Whole Project, an evidence-based education project designed to empower young women with the tools they need to nourish and nurture their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.


Tuesday, 21 May 2024
12:00pm - 1:30pm AEST

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:          12:00pm - 1:30pm 
 NSW:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 NT:    11:30am - 1:00pm
 QLD:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 SA:    11:30am - 1:00pm
 TAS:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 VIC:    12:00pm - 1:30pm
 WA:    10:00am -11:30am
Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as an online activity and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

ESSA Member   $33.00 
Non-Member       $55.00
ESSA Student Member            $16.50
Student Non-Member    $27.50 
ESSA Member PD+   $29.70
Non-Member PD+   $49.50
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Access to Webinar

You will be emailed a link to access the webinar approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager.



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Registration for this professional development will close at 10:00am AEST, Tuesday, 21 May 2024.

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    21/05/2024 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    E. Australia Standard Time

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