Results of Anti-Doping Consensus meeting published in British Journal of Sports Medicine
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 25, 2014 - Following the Anti-Doping in Sports Consensus Meeting in November 2013, a summary of the results from the conference was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).
The consensus statement and accompanying papers, which set out the priorities for the antidoping community in research, science and medicine, were put together by a panel of experts from international federations – including the FIVB – the IOC and WADA.
The participants achieved consensus on a strategy for the implementation of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. 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 most deterrent effect, (8) ABP and confounding factors, (9) data management system (ADAMS), (10) education, (11) research needs and necessary advances, (12) inadvertent doping and (13) management and ethics: biological data.
True implementation of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code will depend largely on the ability to align thinking around these core concepts and strategies.
The outcome of the consensus meeting was the creation of the ad hoc Working Group charged with the responsibility of moving this agenda forward