8 December 2009

WADA and Council of Europe Hold TUE Committee Chair Symposium

Following the success of the first Symposium for chairs of Therapeutic Use Exemption Committees (TUECs) held in 2006 in Bonn, Germany, WADA and the Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention of the Council of Europe are organizing a second TUEC Chair Symposium on December 11, 2009, in Strasbourg, France.

This Symposium is aimed to allow appropriate exchange of knowledge between experts, establish consistency in the TUE decision-making process and address a range of issues related to TUEs. These include the revised International Standard for TUE that took effect on January 1, 2009; the introduction of fresh medical information; case studies from selected physicians involved in National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and International Federations (IFs); as well as legal and ethical aspects of TUEs.

More than 145 experts will participate in the Symposium. Sixty NADOs and 43 IFs will be represented.

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