WADA produces tool kit to help sport physicians

WADA produces tool kit to help sport physicians

By Merryn Sherwood on 03/11/11 at 4:32 am

WADA has produced a new tool kit to help sport physicians develop anti-doping education programs which can be adapted and customised to suit local cultures, conditions and resources.

According to WADA’s media release, the ‘Sport Physician’s Tool Kit’ will serve as an important aid for doctors across the world in their efforts to enhance knowledge of the risks involved in doping in sport.

It was produced in collaboration with a number of specialists in sports and medicine, whose expertise ranges from gene doping to medical ethics.

“Physicians have an ever-increasing role to play in sport across the world and they now have a comprehensive manual to understand the anti-doping process,” said Alan Vernec, WADA Medical Director.

“Education is a crucial element in WADA’s fight against doping in sport, and we are confident the tool kit will support physicians in their efforts to assist athletes in making the right decisions.”

The sport physician’s tool kit includes sections on ethics in medicine, the health consequences of doping and the doping control process. There is also a chapter dedicated to the prohibited list and therapeutic use exemptions.

The remaining sections focus on the athlete biological passport, gene doping, and a series of practical issues and case studies to stimulate dialogue between experts using the tool kit for training professionals.

Click here to access the sport physician’s tool kit.

If you would like to know more about ITU’s anti-doping programme, please contact leslie.buchanan@triathlon.org

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