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 23-24 October 2014 — Paris, France
The overarching objective of the meeting is to harmonize our approach to the TUE process ensuring that athletes with medical problems, who need to use substances that are prohibited, are treated appropriately and remain fully engaged in sport.
However, athletes and their physicians must also respect their specific responsibilities to Therapeutic Use Exemptions in the spirit of fair play.
A unique opportunity will be offered to representatives from National Anti-Doping Organizations, International Federations and some international sport organizations to meet in a common forum to discuss issues of mutual importance.
The two-day programme specifically tailored for physicians addresses key topics including:
  • Important changes to the Code and the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE);
  • Medical conditions that require the use of androgens, stimulants, glucocorticosteroids or beta-blockers;
  • TUE Principles and Practices;
  • An Athlete’s perspective: Tyler Hamilton;
  • Challenges and lessons from ADOs;
  • Supplement Use in Sport;
  • Challenging TUE cases and the appeal process.
A combination of podium presentations and small group discussions will respect the feedback received from successful previous symposia in Bonn (2005) and Strasbourg (2009). The Symposium is also being extended to two days with a distinct clinical bias aimed primarily at the Chairs of TUE Committees.
Online registration is now open and will close on 10 September 2014.
You must fill out the online form on the ''Register'' page of this website to complete you registration.
Registration - which is now open to two participants per Anti-Doping Organization - is not restricted to TUE chairs and physicians, as TUE operational managers are also welcome to attend the event. 
Once approved, you will receive confirmation of your registration by email within 72 hours.
For any enquiries about online registration, please contact us at - tuesymposium@wada-ama.org.
Lunch and coffee breaks
A total of two lunches and four coffees breaks will be offered to all participants at the venue for the length of the meeting (Thursday, October 23 to Friday, October 24).
Welcome cocktail
A cocktail will be offered at the venue at the end of the first day of the Symposium (Thursday, October 23). 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 Paris and experience dining as its finest. Feel free to explore your options in the ''Capital of Gastronomy''!
Meals pre and post conference are also at the participant's expense.
The two-day symposium (October 23-24, 2014) will take place at the Maison du sport français, home to the Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français (CNOSF) located at:
Maison du sport français
1, avenue Pierre de Coubertin
75013 Paris
The Symposium will consist of plenary and break-out sessions conducted in the main auditorium Nelson Paillou. The break-out sessions topics will be announced at the venue.
All sessions will be conducted in English.
For your convenience, participants can now take advantage of preferred rates negotiated by WADA with the Groupe Accor.
Four hotels in close proximity to the venue have been selected. A number of rooms have been blocked and can be reserved based on availability.
You must complete the hotel reservation form including your credit card information to guarantee your room.
The deadline to reserve your room with the hotel of your choice is: September 15, 2014.
Please consult our Hotel page for more information.
Participants are not restricted to these hotels, you may also consult the Paris Tourist Office for alternative accommodation.
Reminder: please keep in mind that hotel standards in Paris might not offer the same amenities, facilities and services that you would typically find in your country. Please consult your hotel website for more details.
Will be covered by the participants: all travel expenses including flights, ground transportation, taxi airport transfers, hotel accommodation and expenses en route and while attending the meeting.
Will be covered by WADA: Lunches, coffee breaks and one welcome cocktail will be offered to the participants for the length of the meeting from October 23-24, 2014 at the venue.
All foreign nationals wanting to come to France must be able to submit statutory documentary evidence at the border for the reasons for their stay, their means of support and accommodation arrangements.

As a rule, unless you are exempt, you are required to have a visa. It must be applied for from the relevant French embassy or consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.
Please consult the information on visa requirements and exemptions.
If you do require a visa and a personal invitation letter from WADA, please contact us at - tuesymposium@wada-ama.org. Remember to provide your full name and coordinates (title, organization name, address, phone number and email address).
To print WADA's official invitation to the Symposium, please click here.
Participants should organize their own ground transportation between the airport/venue/hotel (for more details on how to get to the symposium, please check our Transportation page).
Please note that Orly airport is the closest to the venue and suggested hotels.
Approximate Travelling Times:
Between Charles De Gaulle Airport and Venue:
Car: 45-60 minutes
Public transportation: 1 hour
Between Orly Aiport and Venue:
Car: 10-20 minutes
Public transportation: 50 minutes
Getting around Paris:
Paris Tourist Office
General Map of Paris
Public Transportation (includes a route calculator)
Airports (Charles de Gaulle and Orly) Access and Car rentals

WADA Contact
Contact us at - tuesymposium@wada-ama.org for any enquiries about:
  • Content
  • Registration
  • and general organization of the Symposium
Hotel Contact
For any inquiries about hotel bookings and preferences, please contact your hotel directly.
You will find your hotel contact information on the hotel registration form
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