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Thursday September 21, 2017


07:30                          Registration

08:45 – 09:15             Opening Comments and Symposium Objectives 
   Prof. David Gerrard, Chair,  WADA TUE Expert Group
                                   Dr. Uğur Erdener, Chair, WADA Health, Medicine and Research Committee 
                                   Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture (TBC)
                                   Mr. Harri Syväsalmi
Secretary General, Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports

09:15 – 09:45             Should TUEs be Abolished?
                                   Moderator:  Prof. David Gerrard, Chair, WADA TUE Expert Group
                                   Presenter:   Dr. Alan Vernec, Medical Director, WADA

09:45 – 10:00             TUEs around the World
                                   Presenter:   Drew Slack, Medical Manager, WADA


10:00 – 10:30             Coffee

10:30 – 11:10             Prohibited List: Criteria for inclusion
Moderator:   Dr. Katharina Grimm, Director, Medical Affairs, ASPETAR
                                   Presenter:    Audrey Kinahan, Chair, WADA Prohibited List Expert Group,
                                   World Rugby TUEC

11:10 – 11:45             Cultural Influences on Prescribing Practices: Effect on TUEs 
Moderator:     Dr. Katharina Grimm
                                  Presenter:      Dr. Michael Turner, Medical Director, International Concussion and
                                  Head Injury Research Foundation (ICHIRF)


11:45 – 13:00            Lunch – ADO Mixer and Networking Session                  

13:00 – 15:00            Challenging Medical Issues Part 1
Moderator: Prof. David Gerrard 

                                     1)  Glucocorticoids: Dr. Katja Mjøsund, Chair, FINCIS TUE Committee


                                          Case 1: Injectable glucocorticoids for lumbar disc protrusion


                                      2)  ADHD: Dr. Susan White, Chair,  Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory
                                           Committee (ASDMAC)
                                           Guest Speaker: Dr. Soren Dalsgaard, Senior Researcher, Aarhus University

                                           Case 2: Does the incomplete and scattered ADHD TUE application practically
                                           support a diagnosis of ADHD?


15:00 – 15:30            Coffee

15:30 – 17:00            Challenging Medical Issues Part 2
Moderator: Dr. Susan White

                                     3)  Intravenous Infusion: Dr. Ola Rønsen, Chief Medical Officer, Norwegian
                                          Ski Federation
                                          Guest Speaker: Dr. Matt Fedoruk, Science Director, United States
                                          Anti-Doping Agency

                                          Case 3: Post event IV hydration with minimal medical documentation


                                      4)  Beta Blockers: Dr. Jamie Kissick, IPC TUE Committee


                                      5)  Transgender Endocrine Therapy: Dr. Katharina Grimm

17:00 – 19:00            Cocktail Hosted by FINCIS






Friday September 22, 2017:

08:45 – 09:15            Retroactive TUEs: Emergencies, Athlete level and Fairness
Moderator: Dr. Teoh Chin Sim, IPC TUE Committee
                                  Presenter: Adam Klevinas, Legal Manager, WADA

09:15 – 09:45            Legal Panel discussion
Lessons learned from application of the ISTUE:
                                  Are changes warranted since the last major revision?
Moderator:         Dr. Teoh Chin Sim
                                  Guest Speaker: Jonathan Taylor, Partner, Bird & Bird and Adam Klevinas

09:45 – 10:15            Special Session on TUECs and Physician Responsibility
TUEC Liability and approval of treatment that carries inherent risk
Moderator:         Prof. David Gerrard
                                  Guest Speaker: (TBC)


10:15 – 10:30            Coffee

10:30 – 11:45             Challenging Medical Issues Part 3
                                   Moderator: Dr. Michael Turner

                                    6)  Androgen Deficiency: Dr. John Lombardo, Independent Administrator for
                                         NFL Policy on Performance Enhancing Substances
                                         Guest Speaker: Prof. Eberhard Nieschlag, University of Münster 
Case 4:  Androgen Deficiency: Extensive Work-up confirms presistent low
                                          testosterone, but no organic etiology

                                     7) Asthma: Dr. Katja Mjøsund

                                          Case 5:  A case of predictable recurrent exacerbation of asthma due to 
                                          severe seasonal allergies


11:45 – 13:00            Lunch

13:00 – 14:00            Real-life challenges with TUEs: Anti-Doping Organisation experiences
Moderator: Dr. Jamie Kissick
                                  Presenters from NADOs and IFs (TBC)

14:00 – 14:45            TUEs and Medical Data Protection:
                                  Balancing the ideals of Transparency and Privacy
Moderator:         Dr. Alan Vernec
                                  Guest Speaker: (TBC)


14:45 – 15:15            Coffee

15:15 – 16:30            The Athlete’s Perspective: An Interactive Talk on TUEs, Medical
                                  Treatment of Athletes and Anti-Doping with Callum Skinner

                                  Moderator: Dr. Ola Ronsen
                                  Presenter: Mr. Callum Skinner, Professional Track Cyclist and Olympic Gold
                                  and Silver Medallist, Team and Individual Sprint

16:30 – 17:00            Feedback and Discussion                                      
                                  Closing Address – WADA TUE EG Chair