17 January 2018

Save the date: WADA’s fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport to be held in November 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) asks its stakeholders to ‘save the date’ for the Agency’s Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport that will take place from 5 to 7 November 2019 in Katowice, Poland. While Katowice was selected as the Conference’s host city during WADA’s May 2017 Foundation Board meeting, the exact dates had not yet been determined.

Representatives from the sport movement, public authorities and anti-doping organizations; along with, athletes, their entourage, the media and other anti-doping experts will converge in Katowice to take stock of the evolution of Clean Sport; and, engage in high-level discussion and debate about the global anti-doping program, its practices and processes.

Among other major decisions during the Conference, WADA’s Foundation Board will approve the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code. On 12 December 2017, WADA launched the first of a three-phase 2021 World Anti-Doping Code Review Process that involves simultaneous review of the International Standards; for which, the Agency is soliciting stakeholder feedback by 31 March 2018. 

More details will follow in the coming months.