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.
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 email@example.com.
Lunch and coffee breaks
A total of two lunches and four coffee breaks are included for participants at the venue.
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.
Free evenings, which will give participants the opportunity to discover Helsinki.
FORMAT AND VENUE
The two-day symposium (September 21-22, 2017) will take place at the Scandic Marina Congress Center,
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 www.scandichotels.com/grandmarina
Reservations should be made by using the booking code “BADT210917” between May 5th, 2017 and
September 6th, 2017.
TRAVEL / FINANCIALS
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to provide your full name and coordinates (title, organization name,
address, phone number and email address).
The hotel email@example.com
Tel. +358 9 4739 9339
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