ACT Forum 2017: Ethical Challenges for Anti-Doping in Sport

ACT 2017 Forum:Logistical and Ethical Challenges for Anti-Doping Systems in Sport

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Global anti-doping systems are complex. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999. More than 190 nations are signatories to the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport. Efforts to eliminate doping from sport are fraught with challenges.

These include:
 - conflicts of interest involving stakeholder bodies
 - flawed governance structures within anti-doping organisations and
 - a constantly changing array of doping agents.

The athlete is the end-user in the anti-doping system. Protecting the safety and welfare of athletes and attempting to provide a 'clean' environment in which athletes compete, comes at a cost for the athlete. The anti-doping system places impositions on the athlete that many in society would not tolerate.

This presentation will address some of the logistical and ethical challenges ingrained in current anti-doping

Presenter: Dr David Hughes, Chief Medical Officer, Australian Institute of Sport


Date 23rd November 2017


Time 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm


Registrations close 9th November 2017

Dr David Hughes, B. Med., Dip Sports Medicine, FACSP

Dr Hughes is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician and Chief Medical Officer at the Australian Institute of Sport. He was Medical Director of the Australian Olympic Team for Rio 2016.


Prior to working at the AIS, Dr Hughes worked in private practice in Canberra and London and was team physician for a range of professional teams in Super Rugby, NRL and the English Premier League Football.


Dr Hughes has served on a range of organisational Boards including being President of the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians from 2010-2012.


Dr Hughes has a strong professional interest in ethics and integrity policy. Current research projects include genetic predisposition to bone and tendon injuries, visual perimetry in concussion assessment, and prevention of injury and illness in athletes.


Dr Hughes is the Independent Integrity Officer for the Western Bulldogs AFL Club.

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ESSA Members - $50; ESSA Students - Exercise Physiologists & Exercise Scientists - $25

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23/11/2017 - 23/11/2017
National Press Club of Australia
16 National Circuit
Barton, ACT

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