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November 7, 2009 to November 8, 2009
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Blood Doping Symposium - Tokyo 2009

Tokyo, Japan

On November 7-8, 2009, WADA, in collaboration with the Japan Anti-Doping Agency and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology, held a Blood Doping Symposium, in Tokyo.

While significant progress has been made over the past few years, there continue to be aspects of blood doping that remain among the most formidable challenges facing the anti-doping community. During the two-day Symposium, participants reviewed recent achievements and looked at possible future developments.

The Symposium offered leading experts in the field the opportunity to discuss the latest research and hypothesis on blood doping in sport, including:

  • Current status and future detection of Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAs)
  • Progress in the detection of autologous blood transfusions
  • Manipulation of environmental conditions affecting the transport of oxygen and performance enhancement
  • Latest developments on WADA’s Athlete Passport

The conclusions will be used to strengthen the development of some of the strategies under consideration for the detection of blood doping in sport.

Hypoxic Conditions: Impact on Health
Dr. Peter Bärtsch

MAIIA Method for EPO Detection
Dr. Jan Carlsson, Dr. Mats Garle, Dr. Maria Lönnberg

Changes on Muscles and Iron Metabolism Following EPO Treatment
Prof. Cecilia Gelfi

Hypoxic conditions and Performance Enhancement
Dr. Christopher J Gore

Oxygen Varieties and Delivery
Dr. Kasper P. Jensen

SDS-PAGE Applied to EPO Detection
Dr. Christian Reichel

The Athlete’s Passport-Haematological Module
Dr. Martial Saugy

Measurement of Hemoglobin Mass: Carbon Monoxide Method
Dr. Walter Schmidt

Implementation of the Biological Passport by the UCI
Dr. Mario Zorzoli

Concluding Remarks
Dr. Olivier Rabin