A roadmap for the implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code 2015

cyclingraceIn November 2013, a scientific multidisciplinary consensus meeting was held at the Home of FIFA in Switzerland to talk about Anti-Doping in Sport and to create a roadmap for the implementation of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. Jordi Segura, director of the Antidoping Laboratory at the IMIM, took part at the meeting and was one of the authors of a recent article explaining the strategy for the implementation of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.

According to the paper, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), the key components of this strategy include: (1) sport-specific risk assessment, (2) prevalence measurement, (3) sport-specific test distribution plans, (4) storage and reanalysis, (5) analytical challenges, (6) forensic intelligence, (7) psychological approach to optimise the most deterrent effect, (8) the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) and confounding factors, (9) data management system (Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS), (10) education, (11) research needs and necessary advances, (12) inadvertent doping and (13) management and ethics: biological data.

The new code will be implemented in the near future.

In related news, Josep Antoni Pasqual, also at the IMIM, has been nominated President of the Antidoping Committee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the next 4 years. You can read the story here (in Catalan).

Reference:

Dvorak J, Baume N, Botré F, Broséus J, Budgett R, Frey WO, Geyer H, Harcourt PR, Ho D, Howman D, Isola V, Lundby C, Marclay F, Peytavin A, Pipe A,Pitsiladis YP, Reichel C, Robinson N, Rodchenkov G, Saugy M, Sayegh S, Segura J, Thevis M, Vernec A, Viret M, Vouillamoz M, Zorzoli M. Time for change: a roadmap to guide the implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code 2015. Br J Sports Med. 2014 May;48(10):801-6. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093561. Epub 2014 Apr 24.

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