WADA publishes agenda for Athlete Session following 2022 Annual Symposium


Early bird registration deadline: 13 May / Final registration deadline: 27 May

Further to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) recent communications concerning WADA’s 2022 Annual Symposium that will be held on 11-12 June, today, we are pleased to publish the Agenda for the Athlete Session that will be held following the Symposium on 13 June. Both the Symposium and the Athlete Session will be held in a hybrid fashion (in-person/virtual) at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Under the leadership of WADA’s Athlete Committee, the Athlete Session is exclusively for athletes and athlete representatives. Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) are kindly asked to encourage participation of their athlete representatives -- with one representative per organization being invited to participate free of charge for the Athlete Session and/or the Symposium when registering by the early bird deadline of 13 May.  For those representatives that are unable to travel to Lausanne, we strongly encourage virtual participation.

To register for the Symposium and Athlete Session

We invite you to register online for the Symposium and/or the Athlete Session. The Symposium website contains all relevant information regarding the event, including how to register and book your hotel accommodation. The early bird registration is 13 May and the final deadline is 27 May 2022.

About the Symposium

Under the theme “Raising the Game”, the Annual Symposium will once again gather anti-doping practitioners from International Federations, National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations and Major Event Organizations, athletes and athlete representatives, Governments, WADA-accredited laboratories and Athlete Passport Management Units, as well as other stakeholders such as service providers, researchers and the media – all that are integral to clean sport.

This year’s edition will, in particular, explore how we can further advance anti-doping together for the benefit of athletes worldwide. This will include a mix of plenary and breakout sessions, as well as discussions on some of the developing innovations in anti-doping.

WADA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its stakeholder community and the Agency’s staff who will attend the Symposium and Athlete Session in person. 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.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the Symposium and/or Athlete Session after more than three years of absence since the last event due to the pandemic.

Should you have any questions, please contact the secretariat of the Annual Symposium at