28 May 2020
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WADA announces webinar series for African stakeholders

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce a webinar series organized by the Agency’s Africa Regional Office to assist anti-doping stakeholders in the African region with the development and implementation of robust anti-doping programs that are in line with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and International Standards.

The webinar series – which is being offered in addition to the Code Implementation Support Program (CISP) webinar series that was announced by the Agency on 7 and 20 May – has a large and diverse target audience of anti-doping stakeholders that includes National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) and National Olympic Committee (NOC) staff, Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) Managers and Board Members, Government officials in the field of anti-doping, Anti-Doping Legal Managers, Sports Medicine Practitioners and Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Coordinators, among others. The webinars will be hosted by the WADA Africa Regional Office, with presentations in particular from a variety of WADA staff in relevant fields of expertise.

The complete webinar schedule, along with speakers and target audiences, is outlined below:

Date/Time

Session Title

Speakers

Target Audience


1 June 2020

08:00 EDT


2021 Model Rules (in English)

Webinar on the Model Rules followed by a Q&A session


Emiliano Simonelli, Chief Compliance Manager, WADA

Ruta Smaiziene, Compliance Manager, WADA

Jonathan Jenkins, Compliance Coordinator, WADA


NADOs, NOCs, RADO Managers, RADO Board Members, Anti-Doping Government Officials

 


2 June 2020

08:00 EDT


2021 Model Rules (in French)

Webinar on the Model Rules followed by a Q&A session


Emiliano Simonelli, Chief Compliance Manager, WADA

Ruta Smaiziene, Compliance Manager, WADA

Jonathan Jenkins, Compliance Coordinator, WADA


NADOs, NOCs, RADO Managers, RADO Board Members, Anti-Doping Government Officials

 


8 June 2020

08:00 EDT


Results Management Process & Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) (in English)

Webinar on the Results Management Process & ADRVs followed by a Q&A session


Tharinda Puth, Manager, Legal Affairs, WADA


NADO Legal Managers, RADO Managers, NADO & RADO Panel Members

 


9 June 2020

08:00 EDT


Results Management Process & Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) (in French)

Webinar on the Results Management Process & ADRVs followed by a Q&A session


Tharinda Puth, Manager, Legal Affairs, WADA


NADO Legal Managers, RADO Managers, NADO & RADO Panel Members


15 June 2020

08:00 EDT


Results Management Sanctions (in English)

Webinar on Results Management Sanctions followed by a Q&A session


Tharinda Puth, Manager, Legal Affairs, WADA


NADO Legal Managers, RADO Managers, NADO & RADO Panel Members

 


16 June 2020

08:00 EDT


Results Management Sanctions (in French)

Webinar on Results Management Sanctions followed by a Q&A session


Tharinda Puth, Manager, Legal Affairs, WADA


NADO Legal Managers, RADO Managers, NADO & RADO Panel Members

 


6 July 2020

09:00 EDT


Anti-Doping Knowledge for Medical Practitioners (in English)

Webinar on anti-doping knowledge and TUEs for Medical Practitioners and Team Doctors


Katia Alloun, Manager, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, WADA

Yoko Dozono, Manager, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, WADA

 


Medical Practitioners, Team Doctors, TUE Coordinators, RADO Managers


7 July 2020

10:00 EDT


Anti-Doping Knowledge for Medical Practitioners (in French)

Webinar on anti-doping knowledge and TUEs for Medical Practitioners and Team Doctors


Katia Alloun, Manager, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, WADA


Medical Practitioners, Team Doctors, TUE Coordinators, RADO Managers


Second week of September 2020

Time to be determined


Athletes’ Webinar (in English)

Webinar on anti-doping education and awareness for athletes in the African region


To Be Determined


Athletes, NOC Athletes’ Commission members, Regional Athletes’ Commission members


Second week of September 2020

Time to be determined


Athletes’ Webinar (in French)

Webinar on anti-doping education and awareness for athletes in the African region


To Be Determined


Athletes, NOC Athletes’ Commission members, Regional Athletes’ Commission members


November 2020

Time to be determined


Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Webinar (in English)

Webinar to discuss anti-doping Intelligence & Investigations in Africa
 


Gunter Younger, Director, Intelligence and Investigations, WADA

 


NADO I&I Directors, NADO CEOs, RADO Managers, I&I Authorities in the region

 


November 2020

Time to be determined


Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Webinar (in French)

Webinar to discuss anti-doping Intelligence & Investigations in Africa


To Be Determined


NADO I&I Directors, NADO CEOs, RADO Managers, I&I Authorities in the region

 

How to register

In order to register for the Model Rules webinars taking place on 1 and 2 June, please send an e-mail containing your name, country, job title, contact number and e-mail address to WADA’s Africa Regional Office Manager, Sameh Elray at  sameh.elray@wada-ama.org and to Ezera Tshabangu, Technical Director, Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), at e.tshabangu@africaolympic.org.

Should you wish to register for any of the other webinars, please contact WADA’s Africa Regional Office Manager, Sameh Elray, at sameh.elray@wada-ama.org.