13 September 2019
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Final deadlines to register participants and interventions for WADA’s Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport

Deadline to register interventions is 4 October and participants is 18 October

WADA encourages organizations to register athlete delegates

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce that it has extended the deadline to register participants for the Agency’s Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport – taking place in Katowice, Poland from 5-7 November – to 18 October. The Agency also takes this opportunity to remind delegates that should they wish to make a public intervention during the Conference, the deadline to register is 4 October.

PARTICIPANT AND ATHLETE REGISTRATION

Under the participation terms of the World Conference, organizations are permitted to register a pre-determined number of delegates for the event. This year, in order to encourage athlete participation, the Agency is inviting organizations to register one athlete as a delegate on top of their allotment listed on the Conference website. With over 1,100 participants already registered, WADA strongly encourages stakeholders to register as soon as possible in order to secure participation.

For further information on allotments and to register participants and/or athletes by the deadline of 18 October, please consult the Conference website that contains all relevant information, including: the program; the goals and objectives; intervention registration and submission, participation terms; and a preliminary list of confirmed speakers.

INTERVENTION REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION

As it has done at previous World Conferences, WADA will once again offer delegates the opportunity to intervene publicly during the Conference Plenary Sessions related to the World Anti-Doping Code (Code).
 
Please note that only delegates can publicly intervene and that priority will be given to those that register their request to intervene prior to the Conference. Due to the high number of interventions expected, they will be limited to three minutes each. In the event that more intervention requests are received than available slots, WADA will be required to prioritize the interventions and/or possibly shorten the time offered.

The process for registering and submitting interventions is outlined in full on the Conference website and the key highlights are summarized below:

     1. To register interventions

Delegates who wish to make an intervention during the Plenary Sessions (related to the Code) should register their interest via e-mail to: worldconference2019@wada-ama.org by 4 October 2019.
 
The same process applies to delegates who wish to make an intervention during the Side Sessions of the Conference where the focus will be on the various International Standards and the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights.

     2. To submit interventions

Delegates who wish to make an intervention in Katowice are strongly encouraged to provide an advance copy of their written document in English and/or French via e-mail to: worldconference2019@wada-ama.org by 21 October 2019.
 
Written documents should be a maximum of two A4 (or letter size) pages in length (approximately 400-500 words).
 
All documents will be posted on the
Conference website as soon as possible after the relevant session.

While
non-delegate participants are welcome to submit a written contribution, the Agency will not be able to accommodate these submissions with an intervention slot during the Conference Plenary Sessions.
 

Should you have any questions regarding the Conference, including queries relating to registration, accommodation and transport, please consult the list of key contacts on the Conference website.

We look forward to welcoming you all in Katowice.