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Rick Collins, Co-Researchers to Present Poster Session at International Society Of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference

Rick Collins and Alan Feldstein will be heading to Phoenix, Arizona this week for the 14th Annual ISSN Conference, taking place from June 22 – 24th. Rick, a Fellow of the ISSN and a member of the ISSN Advisory Board and ISSN Legal Advisor, will be meeting with industry professionals to discuss some of the latest news, developments and legal issues in the sports nutrition/dietary supplement industry – and will be joining with his co-researchers for a poster presentation on Saturday afternoon on the subject of “Steroids and Aggression.”

The International Society of Sports Nutrition (http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/) is the only non-profit academic society dedicated to promoting the science and application of evidence-based sports nutrition and supplementation – and is the world’s leader in providing science-based sports nutrition and supplement information. The ISSN’s peer-reviewed journal (JISSN), conferences, and attendees are the key influencers and thought-leaders in the sports nutrition and supplement field. Rick, a nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), has been actively involved with the ISSN since its inception, earning the distinction of Fellow of the ISSN, and both he and Alan have served as the organization’s Legal Advisors since 2003. Rick recently served as a co-author on the group’s latest position stand: “Safety and efficacy of creatine supplementation in exercise, sport, and medicine,” https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-017-0173-z)

The Saturday poster session presented by Rick or his co-researchers Guillermo Escalante, Jack Darkes and Jason Cohen, focuses on self-reported anger measurements of non-medical anabolic-androgenic steroid users before, during, and after use. The data set was drawn from the population of 1,955 male non-medical users (age = 31.1 +/- 9.2 years) who participated in a web-based survey and reported an anger problem before taking steroids (the authors acknowledge the data collection of the original research team of “A league of their own: demographics, motivations and patterns of use of 1,955 male adult non-medical anabolic steroid users in the United States,” www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2131752/). How does steroid use affect anger? The findings may surprise you!

If you will be attending this year’s ISSN Conference in Phoenix, please seek out Rick or Alan to say hello, and please make sure to stop by the poster presentation on Saturday (poster presentations take place on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall.) If you’d like to set up a time to meet with Rick or Alan while in Phoenix to discuss today’s most important legal issues facing sports nutrition companies and continuing developments in the industry, you can call our office at 516-294-0300 to set something up, or you can email Rick at rcollins@supplementcounsel.com. Both he and Alan have available time slots on Friday.

Looking forward to seeing and meeting with many of you in Phoenix from June 22nd– 24th, and to presenting this latest research at Saturday’s poster session. For more information about the 14th Annual ISSN conference and a complete listing of presentation, exhibits and events, click here: https://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/CONBrochures/issn14thannualc.pdf