WADA’s fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport that will be held from Tuesday, 5 November to Thursday, 7 November 2019 at the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland. It should be noted that on Monday, 4 November, the Agency’s Executive Committee will hold a closed meeting; and, on-site delegate registration for the Conference will open.
Representatives from the Sport Movement, Governments and National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations; along with, Athletes, their entourage, the media and other anti-doping experts will converge in Katowice to take stock of the evolution of Clean Sport; and, engage in high-level discussion and debate about the global anti-doping program, its practices and processes.
Among other major decisions during the Conference, WADA’s Foundation Board will approve the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code. On 4 June, WADA launched the second of a three-phase 2021 Code Review Process, which also involves review of the International Standards, for which the Agency is soliciting stakeholder feedback by 14 September 2018. Following approval during the World Conference, the revised 2021 Code and Standards will take effect on 1 January 2021.
More details regarding the World Conference, including a draft agenda and logistical information, will be provided when registration opens during the first quarter of 2019.