13 February 2020

WADA publishes list of confirmed presenters for Annual Symposium


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to publish a list of confirmed presenters for the Agency’s 16th Annual Symposium – taking place at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland on 17-18 March 2020.

Under the theme “Bringing the 2021 Code and Standards into action”, the 2020 Symposium will open with remarks by WADA’s President, Witold Bańka, and Director General, Olivier Niggli. Thereafter, the presenters will mainly address practical implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and International Standards (Standards), which will enter into force on 1 January 2021.

Confirmed Presenters

The list of confirmed presenters includes representatives from Anti-Doping Organizations and experts from the global anti-doping community – including legal professionals, scientists and researchers, and features the following individuals, among many others:

  • Yang Yang – Vice-President, WADA
  • Ulrich Haas – Professor of Procedural and Private Law, University of Zurich
  • Ben Sandford Chair, WADA Athlete Committee
  • Richard Young – Attorney and main drafter of the 2021 Code
  • Audrey Kinahan – Chair, WADA Prohibited List Expert Group
  • Terence Wan – Chair, WADA Laboratory Expert Group
  • Andrea Petroczi – Chair, WADA Prevalence Working Group

For the full list of presenters, along with their biographies and scheduled presentations, please consult the Presenters section of the Symposium website. 

Registration for the Symposium

Should you wish to register for the Symposium and/or the Athlete Session on 19 March (which is exclusively dedicated to athletes, athlete representatives and administrators of athlete representative bodies), please do so on the Symposium Website by 26 February 2020. The website contains all relevant information regarding the event, including the program, how to register, and how to book your hotel accommodations.

Please note that in an effort to harmonize the registration process across all WADA events, the Agency has recently updated its registration terms and conditions. We strongly recommend that all stakeholders review them before registering.

Optional tourist activities

Should you wish to register for one of the Symposium’s optional tourist activities – a Guided City Tour of Lausanne or a Walk through the Lavaux vineyards & wine tasting – we invite you to do so as soon as possible in the “My Program” section of the Symposium website.

WADA looks forward to welcoming you in Lausanne as the Agency partners with all its stakeholders to bring the 2021 Code and Standards into action.