5-7 November 2018

At Rome, Italy

Started this morning, the 5th of November in Rome, the scientific symposium organized by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) together with the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine (FMSI), about anti-doping control strategies based on the Athlete Biological Passport - ABP.

This congress, held in the same year of the 20th anniversary of the return to activities of the FMSI Anti-Doping Laboratory, has been attended by 250 representatives, the most important world experts in this field, coming from 70 different countries, in addition to WADA high level representatives, including the Senior Executive Director, Dr. Olivier Rabin.

The aim of the congress, which will last until the 7th of November, is to merge for the first time in a sole scientific event the expertise of all the stakeholders involved in all the different areas related to the ABP.

Among the authorities who took part to the opening ceremony: Coni President, Giovanni Malagò, Director General for Research of the Ministry of Health, Giovanni Leonardi, and Leonardo Gallitelli, President of NADO Italia, the Italian Anti-Doping Organization.

In the congress participated also the President of the FMSI Scientific Committee and President of the International Federation of Sports Medicine, Fabio Pigozzi, the Director of the Anti-Doping Laboratory, Prof. Francesco Botrè, and General Adelmo Lusi, from the Italian Anti-Adulteration Unit (NAS).

The three days event has been opened by the President of the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine, Maurizio Casasco, who underlined his personal satisfaction in hosting in Italy, once again, the World Anti-Doping Agency, a testament to the FMSI’s credibility and independence as the body responsible – in complete synergy with all the institutions involved - for the fight against doping.