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23 October 2014 to 24 October 2014

WADA TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) Symposium

Paris, France

The presentations are now available below.

Thursday October 23, 2014

Therapeutic Use Exemption: Principles and Practices
Presenter: Dr. Alan Vernec, WADA Medical Director

The Realities of TUE Policy Implementation within a Diverse Athlete Population
Presenter: Mr. Matt Fedoruk, Science Director, USADA
Moderator: Dr. Katharina Grimm, Director of Medical Affairs, Aspetar

From Whence to Where: Drugs, Prohibitions and Exemptions
Presenter: Prof. Andrew Pipe, Chair, WADA Prohibited List Expert Group
Moderator: Dr. Richard Budgett

Challenging Medical Issues

  1.   On Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Adults: Dr. Sandra Kooij, Founder and Chair, European Network Adult ADHD

  2.   TUEs for ADHD: Dr. Susan White, Chair, ASDMAC;

  3.   Glucocorticoids & TUEs: Dr. Chin Sim Teoh, Director and Senior Consultant (Sports Medicine), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore;

  4.   TUEs for Glucocorticoids: Dr. Mario Zorzoli, UCI Doctor and Scientific Adviser

  5.   Intravenous Fluids: Dr. Ola Rønsen, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Aker Solutions ASA

  6.   Asthma: Dr. Audrey Kinahan, Member, WADA Prohibited List Expert Group

  7.   Asthma + TUE: Dr. Margo Mountjoy;

  8.   Paralympic TUE issues: Dr. Cheri Blauwet, Chair, IPC Medical Committee

  9.   Androgen Deficiency: Dr. John Lombardo, Medical Director, MAX Sports Medicine Institute, Ohio Health; moderator: Prof. David Gerrard

The Hazards of Supplement Use in Sport
Presenter: Prof. Ron Maughan, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University
Moderator: Prof. David Gerrard

Friday October 24, 2014

Key Changes to the Code and the International Standard for TUEs
Presenter: Mr. Jonathan Taylor, Partner, Bird & Bird
Moderator: Dr. Alan Vernec

ADO Cooperation for TUE Recognition
Presenter: Mr. Joseph de Pencier, Chief Executive Officer, INADO

Medical Conditions: Contentious Cases for Consideration
Moderators: Prof. Andrew Pipe and Prof. David Gerrard

When Anti-Doping reveals Pathology
Presenter: Dr. Susan White
Moderators: Dr. Alan Vernec and Prof. Arne Ljungqvist


The World Anti-Doping Agency is pleased to announce the 3rd Symposium on the topic of TUEs (Therapeutic Use Exemptions). This two-day programme, specifically tailored for physicians, will be held in Paris on 23-24 October 2014.

Following successful symposia in Bonn (2005) and Strasbourg (2009), this symposium will provide an exceptional opportunity for representatives from National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), International Federations (IFs) and some international sports organizations to address a number of important topics, with the primary objective being to ensure a harmonized approach to the TUE process.

The Symposium is aimed primarily at the Chairs of TUE Committees, and will address key topics including:

  • Important changes to the Code and the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE);
  • Medical conditions that require the use of androgens, stimulants, glucocorticosteroids or beta-blockers;
  • TUE Principles and Practices;
  • An Athlete’s perspective: Tyler Hamilton;
  • Challenges and lessons from ADOs;
  • Supplement Use in Sport;
  • Challenging TUE cases and the appeal process.

The TUE Symposium will offer a combination of podium presentations and small group discussions conducted in the auditorium of our gracious host, the Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français (CNOSF).

Registration for this event is now open. Early registration is appreciated!

WADA has emailed the registration link to all invited organizations. If your organization did not receive a registration link, please contact us at

Online registration closes on 10 September 2014.