Scientific Literacy in Doping and Anti-doping
Do you lack scientific knowledge to better face the anti-doping challenge?
If the answer is yes, our literacy course is exactly what you need.
Performance-enhancing drugs and prohibited methods are not only the biggest enemy of sports today; they also represent an unprecedented challenge for all sports-related organizations. The problem is compounded by the rising complexity of both the doping methods and the anti-doping technologies. As a result, unless you are a scientist working in an anti-doping laboratory, chances are you are experiencing growing knowledge gaps.
Helping you to rapidly fill the gaps to reach a state of competence and learning autonomy is what this 2 day intensive course is all about.
Day 1 is devoted to demystifying the biological foundations of sportsperformance and sport performance enhancement and building a simplified“toolbox” to explore the entire field of doping/anti-doping.
Day 2 is spent applying the toolbox acquired in Day 1 to all of biotechnologyrelevant to doping/antidoping: the production of potential doping substancesby the pharmaceutical industry or underground labs, recombinant DNAtechnologies, and everything that goes on in anti-doping laboratories.
It also integrates the newly acquired knowledge into the WADA prohibitedlist to extract a biologist’s and a cheating athlete’s “toolboxes” that make itpossible to design “doping/anti-doping plans” over entire competition seasonsin different types of sports. The course is concluded by an exploration of thefuture trends in both doping and anti-doping sciences and technologies.