Anti-Doping and TUE Committees Convene in Bonn

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Anti-Doping Committee (ADC) and Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUEC) met from 24-26 April just outside of Bonn, Germany, in Bad Honnef. 28 Apr 2009 By IPC

The ADC set to adjust the IPC Registered Testing Pool (RTP) in order to meet the latest World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines as a basis for an efficient IPC Out-of-Competition testing plan. The Committee also continued the sport-specific risk assessment exercise to optimize in-competition testing plans.

The operations for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games were also discussed, using an evaluation of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games as a background, along with interim reports from the Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee (VANOC).

The TUEC's emphasis was on the daily operations and the TUE management administration to optimize and ensure a fluid decision-making process, as well as on the assessment of Paralympic specific matters such as particular medications.

The Committees also held a joint meeting, where matters of mutual interest were discussed, including specific prohibited substances and methods, and the interaction between the two Committees. All members also participated in an Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) training.

The assembly of Committees follows the WADA Symposium which took place from 21-22 April in Lausanne, Switzerland. The symposium provided a unique forum of information exchange between the agency and International Federations (IFs) and highlighted the fast changing environment of anti-doping.

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