Registration now open for WADA Athlete Biological Passport Symposium
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the third edition of its Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) Symposium, which will be held from 12-14 October 2022 in New Delhi, India. The Symposium is being organized with the support of India’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL).
The Symposium will gather anti-doping stakeholders that are involved in all aspects of ABP programs -- including testing, administration, expert reviews and results management -- in order to promote harmonization of practice and an exchange of knowledge and lessons learned from ABP cases. Representatives from National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations; International Federations; Athlete Passport Management Units (APMUs); WADA-accredited laboratories; along with experts who review passports, are all invited to take part.
The program will focus on the current ABP modules as well as the new upcoming Endocrine and Blood Steroidal modules, including several case discussions. Best practices related to ABP program management and communication between the ABP partners will be covered. Specific sessions include:
- Evolving strategic testing for the ABP;
- Management of confounding factors;
- Inner workings of an APMU;
- Using the ABP to uncover sample swapping;
- Validating analytical methods for the ABP;
- Integrating ABP information into investigations; and
- Evolving legal aspects of the ABP.
Should you wish to register for the Symposium, we invite you to do so on the registration website by 1 September 2022. The website contains all relevant information regarding the event, including how to register and how to book your hotel accommodation.
WADA, NADA and NDTL are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all who will attend the Symposium. We will therefore continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic and base our safety protocols on directives from public health authorities related to COVID-19.
Should you have any questions regarding the ABP Symposium, please contact Elizabeth Adams at ABPSymposium@wada-ama.org.
We look forward to welcoming many of you in October in New Delhi.