4 February 2019
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WADA publishes detailed agenda and launches delegate app for 2019 Annual Symposium

Further to our communications of 29 November and 19 December, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to publish a detailed agenda, including session descriptions, panelists and speaker biographies, for the 15th edition of its Annual Symposium, which will be held on Wednesday, 13 March, and Thursday, 14 March 2019, at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Under the theme “Towards 2021 – Navigating the future together”, this year's Symposium will focus on the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and International Standards review as we head towards November’s World Conference in Katowice, Poland. The event will also address the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights that is being developed by WADA’s Athlete Committee with the aim of including key principles within the 2021 Code.


Should you wish to register for the Symposium, please do so on the Symposium website by 26 February 2019. The website contains all relevant information regarding the event, including the detailed agenda and how to register.


Once registered, approved participants will receive a notification inviting them to download the delegate app. Via smartphone or tablet, the app will allow participants to access:

  • A personalized agenda with the session timings, locations and descriptions
  • Speaker biographies
  • A full list of participants
  • A floor plan and more event information

Also, delegates using the app will be able to add others to their “favorites” and can contact other participants directly to organize meetings in advance of the Symposium.

WADA encourages participants to make the most of this delegate app in order to maximize communications and networking opportunities in and around the event.


Please note that the deadline for booking Symposium-designated hotels at a preferential rate is today. As the number of hotel rooms in Lausanne is limited, we strongly encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible by contacting Lausanne Tourisme.
WADA looks forward to welcoming participants in Lausanne.