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World Conference On Doping In Sport Katowice 2019 | 5-7 November

CONFERENCE PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES

Plenary Sessions

The 2019 World Conference on Doping in Sport will be chaired by the WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie.

Session 1 of the Conference will include a formal welcome by the Conference hosts, an introduction from representatives of WADA’s two stakeholder arms, the Sports Movement and Public Authorities, as well as from the WADA President.

A presentation from the Drafting Team of the Revised World Anti-Doping Code will be made to the plenary during Session 4.

The opportunity for WADA’s Stakeholders to intervene publicly on the Revised Code will be afforded during Sessions 5, 6, 7 and 8. These sessions will commence with an introduction from the Conference Chair. The floor will then open for interventions led by the Conference Chair or a moderator appointed by him.

Only delegates can request to take the floor.

In Katowice, priority will be given to registered interventions. The Conference Chair, at his discretion, may allow delegates who have not pre-registered by the intervention registration date (4 October 2019), the opportunity to intervene, but preference will be accorded to those who have met the registration date.

Interventions will be limited to three (3) minutes per intervention. If there are more intervention requests received that available spaces, WADA will be required to prioritize the interventions and/or possibly shorten the time offered. WADA will communicate with delegates where applicable.

A time clock will be used to monitor intervention times, forewarning the Chair and the speaker of the time remaining.

Non-delegate participants may send a written contribution to WADA Conference Management. They will not however be offered intervention time during the Conference.

The side sessions (Sessions 9 to 17) will provide an overview of the new/proposed changes to the international standards and Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Roghts, which have been subject to consultation and review (see above).

Session 18 will summarise and formally endorse the Revised Code and the International Standards, with the presentation of the Conference Resolution to the participants.

The Closing Ceremony will conclude the Conference proceedings with various formalities.

Side Sessions

The Side sessions will address the proposed changes to the International Standards and the progress made in the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Roght and its status.

Two to three sessions will run concurrently, and Conference participants will be required to nominate in advance which session(s) they will be attending.

As with the plenary sessions, the sessions dedicated to the International Standards will allow interventions to be made.

These sessions will commence with a presentation on the changes to the respective International Standard. The floor will then open for interventions led by a nominated Session Chair.

Priority will be given to registered interventions. The Session Chair, at his or her discretion, may invite delegates who have not pre-registered their interventions, but preference will be accorded to those who have.

Should a non-delegate participant wish to make an intervention during a Side Session, a request for exception can be made in advance to the WADA Conference Management. Pre-approval must be granted by WADA.

Interventions will be limited to three (3) minutes per intervention. If there are more intervention requests received that available spaces, WADA will be required to prioritize the interventions and/or possibly shorten the time offered. WADA will communicate with delegates where applicable.

A time clock will be used to monitor intervention times, forewarning the Chair and the speaker of the time remaining.

Additional Information

Should there be any additional details concerning the Conference procedures, they will be communicated clearly in advance of the Conference, via this website.

Any question in relation to the Conference not covered by these aforementioned procedures and guidelines will be settled by the Conference Chair or by his designate. Please send queries to the WADA Conference Management group via email to worldconference2019@wada-ama.org.


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