We are very pleased to confirm that on the 21st and 22nd of September, in generous co-operation with the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS) and the Finnish Ministry of Education, WADA will host a Symposium on the topic of Therapeutic Use Exemption, specifically tailored for clinicians.

The primary objective of the meeting is to unify our approach to the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) process, ensuring that athletes with genuine medical problems remain fully engaged in sport despite their need for the use of a prohibited substance. A unique opportunity will be offered to representatives from National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and International Federations (IFs) to meet in a common forum to discuss issues of mutual importance.

The 2-day programme addresses challenging and timely topics including contentious TUE case studies, cultural influences on the granting of TUEs and Prohibited List criteria as they relate to TUEs. Also on the agenda will be talks on retroactive TUEs, effect of possible future ISTUE revisions and other medico-legal topics. A special hands-on session will address practical real life challenges in anti-doping and showcase tested strategies of experienced professionals. Talks at the Symposium will be delivered through a lively combination of podium presentations and interactive discussions.

This  Symposium  will  have  a  distinct  clinical  bias  aimed  primarily  at  the  Chairs  of  TUE  Committees.
We  welcome  your  attendance  in  Helsinki.



Online  registration  to  attend  the  TUE Symposium  is  now  open  and  will  close  on  August 31, 2017.

To  register, please  conplete  the  online  form  on  the  "Register for the event"  page  of  this  website
You  can  also  access  the  registration  form  here 

Registration for this event is open to only one physician per organization. It is likely that we will accept a second person space permitting. If your  organization would  like to register a second  person, please do so, and  we  will include them on the waiting list.

Once approved, you will receive confirmation of registration by email within 72 hours.

For any inquiries about online registration, please contact us at



Lunch and coffee breaks

A total of two lunches and four coffee breaks are included for participants at the venue.

Welcome cocktail

A cocktail  will  be  offered  at  the  venue at the  end of  the  first  day  of  the  Symposium.
We  encourage you to attend as this will be an excellent opportunity for exchanges and networking.
This event will be open to participants only.

Other meals

Free evenings, which will give participants the opportunity to discover Helsinki.



The two-day symposium (September 21-22, 2017) will take place at the Scandic Marina Congress Center,
located at:

Katajanokanlaituri 7, 00160 Helsinki, Finland

The Symposium will consist of plenary sessions conducted in the Fenia II room.

All sessions will be conducted in English.



WADA has selected  the Scandic Grand Marina Hotel  conveniently located in downtown fo Helsinki, at:

Katajanokanlaituri 7, 00160 Helsinki, Finland (on the map)

Guests are requested to make their own room reservations through the Scandic’s Grand Marina Hotel official website at

Reservations should be made by using the booking code  “BADT210917”  between  May 5th, 2017 and
September 6th, 2017.



All travel expenses including flights, ground transportation, taxi airport transfers, accommodation and expenses en route and while attending the meeting are to be covered by the participants.

Lunch and coffee breaks on both days as well as a welcome cocktail will be offered by WADA.



Participants  are  requested  to  organize  their  own  ground  transportation  between  the  airport/venue/hotel.
For more information, please consult the Transportation page.

Approximate travelling time between Helsinki Airport and Venue:

By taxi: 20-30 min (45-50 €)

By bus: 30-35 min (Finnair City Bus and Bus no 615)

By train: 35 min (P and I trains)



All foreign nationals visiting Finland must submit statutory documentary evidence at the border.

As a rule, unless you are exempt, a visa must be obtained from the Finnish embassy or consulate in the applicant's country of residence.

Please consult the information on visa requirements and exemptions.

If  you  require a personal  invitation  letter  from  WADA  for  visa  purposes, please  contact  us  at Remember to provide your full name and coordinates (title, organization name,
address, phone number and email address).



Hotel contact

The hotel
Tel. +358 9 4739 9339

WADA contact

Contact us at: