November 28, 2005
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Reminder - 2nd WADA Symposium on Gene Doping, Press Conferences

On 4-5 December 2005, Stockholm is hosting the 2nd WADA Symposium on Gene Doping. Participants include some fifty leading research scientist in the field of gene technology and gene therapy from around the world. The symposium is being organized by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in association with the Swedish Sports Confederation and Karolinska Institutet, and is a follow-up to the first WADA gene doping symposium held in New York's Banbury Centre in March 2002.

The symposium is not open to the media. Members of the media are invited to two special press conferences.

Saturday 3 December, 7.00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel
The first press conference will present the issues that have been raised since the first symposium and that are to be addressed at the conference in Stockholm. Present will be WADA chairman Richard Pound, chairman of WADA's Gene Doping Panel Professor Theodore Friedmann, chairman of the WADA's Health, Medical & Research Committee Professor Arne Ljungqvist (from Karolinska Institutet), and WADA Science Director Dr Olivier Rabin.

Monday 5 December, 5.30 p.m. at the Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet
The second press conference will mark the release of the symposium's final document. Present will be IOC chairman Jacques Rogge, Professor Theodore Friedmann, Professor Arne Ljungqvist and Dr Olivier Rabin.

Register as soon as possible with press officer Marie Louise Bergh on +46 8 699 61 09 or +46 70 542 12 89,

Special hotel offer
Media representatives covering the symposium are being offered special rates at the Clarion Hotel, Ringvägen 98, 104 60 Stockholm. Call +46 8 462 10 00/10, and state Swedish Sports Confederation on booking.