REMINDER: WADA invites stakeholders to ‘Save the Date’ for its Therapeutic Use Exemption Symposium in 2023


Registration to open early December

Further to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) communication of 3 August 2022, the Agency kindly reminds its stakeholders to ‘save the date’ for its Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Symposium, which was postponed in 2021 and 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now scheduled to be held from 31 May to 2 June 2023 in Incheon, South Korea.

This is WADA’s fifth TUE Symposium, which will graciously be co-hosted by the Korea Anti-Doping Agency (KADA). The Symposium will convene TUE Committee members, sport and other physicians and managers who work on TUEs from National Anti-Doping Organizations, International Federations and Major Event Organizations from around the globe, to discuss medical conditions and the TUE process.

The primary objective of the TUE Symposium is to harmonize the approach to TUEs, which ensures that athletes with legitimate medical conditions may participate in sport despite their need for a medication or treatment that may otherwise be prohibited. The Symposium will include interactive discussions on medical cases, medico-legal issues and retroactive TUEs. Participants will also discuss challenges regarding global harmonization of practices, with the goal of ensuring that fairness is maintained and that athletes are afforded similar opportunities considering their sport, geographical location or specific medical issues. To maximize stakeholder interaction, booths will be set up so that participants can chat with WADA TUE Expert Advisory Group members, WADA medical staff and other specialists about specific medical conditions and the TUE process.

We invite stakeholders to contact WADA Medical at to submit any interesting short cases for a session named “Quick Dives: Pearls from around the world.” Those who submit cases may in turn be selected to present their case and convey key takeaways to their fellow attendees.

Registration for the Symposium will open early December 2022. In the meantime, should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kimberley Chinnarassen, Assistant, Science and Medicine at and/or Ms. Anaïs Lefevre, WADA’s Events Manager at

WADA and KADA look forward to welcoming you in Incheon in 2023.