2021 Code Implementation Support Program

WADA developed the  Code Implementation Support Program (CISP) to help World Anti-Doping Code (Code) Signatories prepare for implementation of the 2021 Code and International Standards (Standards) that come into effect on 1 January 2021.

CISP Resources available on ADeL

The following types of CISP resources are available via the Agency’s Anti-Doping eLearning platform (ADeL):

  • Factsheets
  • Video tutorials
  • Checklists
  • Presentations; and
  • Pre-recorded webinars

These resources are focused on understanding the main changes and what Signatories can do to implement the 2021 Code and Standards. 

Live Webinar Series

In addition to the CISP resources that are available on ADeL, to further assist Signatories, WADA will hold a series of live webinars, hosted by WADA personnel and external experts, to support Code/Standard implementation efforts for targeted audiences and/or regions. The Agency will also host live webinars in place of some sessions that would have otherwise been delivered during the Agency’s Annual Symposium, which was due to be held in March 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19. These will include in particular a webinar on the Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act; and, another that provides an update regarding the redevelopment of the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). Effective 20 May, the following webinars are scheduled and open for registration.

Date / Time

Session Title


Target audience

Registration Link

26 May

09:00 EST

The Most Impactful Changes to the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code (Code)

Co-drafters of the Code:

Ulrich Haas, Professor of Procedural and Private Law, University of Zurich 

Richard Young, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP

All stakeholders

Register here

27 May

08:00 EST

The Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act – How can Anti-Doping Organizations support its Implementation and Promise

Ben Sandford, Lawyer, Sandford and Partners; and, WADA Athlete Committee Chair

Stuart Kemp, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, WADA

All stakeholders

Register here

3 June
08:00 EST

The new International Standard for Education (ISE) and Guidelines
[Please note: This webinar is identical to the webinar held on 15 May.]

Karri Dawson, Senior Director of Quality Sport at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport; WADA Education Committee member; and, member of the ISE drafting team

Tony Cunningham, Senior Manager, Education, WADA


Anti-Doping Organizations

Register here

10 June
09:00 EST

Risk Assessment and Test Distribution Plan

Karine Henrie, Senior Manager, Standards and Harmonization, WADA

Francesca Rossi, Director of the Testing Department, Agence française de lutte contre le dopage (AFLD)


Anti-Doping Organizations

Register here

22 June
09:00 EST

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE): Core Principles and Changes to the 2021 International Standard for TUEs

Alan Vernec, Medical Director, WADA

David Healy, Manager, TUE, WADA 

Katia Alloun, Manager, TUE, WADA 


Anti-Doping Organizations

Register here