WADA is pleased to confirm that on 21 and 22 September 2017, in generous co-operation with the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS) and the Finnish Ministry of Education, WADA will host a Symposium on the topic of Therapeutic Use Exemption, specifically tailored for clinicians.
The primary objective of the meeting is to unify our approach concerning the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) process, ensuring that athletes with genuine medical problems remain fully engaged in sport despite their need for the use of a prohibited substance. A unique opportunity will be offered to representatives from National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and International Federations (IFs) to meet in a common forum to discuss issues of mutual importance.
The two-day programme addresses challenging and timely topics including contentious TUE case studies, cultural influences on the granting of TUEs and Prohibited List criteria as they relate to TUEs. Also on the agenda will be talks on retroactive TUEs, effects of possible future International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE) revisions and other medico-legal topics. A special hands-on session will address practical real life challenges in anti-doping and showcase tested strategies of experienced professionals. Talks at the Symposium will be delivered through a lively combination of podium presentations and interactive discussions.
Please save the date to attend this Symposium which will have a distinct clinical bias aimed primarily at the Chairs of TUE Committees. We welcome your attendance in Helsinki. Further details including the programme for this practical and thought provoking Symposium will be provided shortly.
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