Registration Policy

Practical Information

How to register

Applications for registration must be completed online on this website, through the Registration System.

Please note that an electronic photo in .jpeg format is required for registration. The photos are requested for security reasons and intended to facilitate identification of participants by other attendees through the Delegate App, thus, stimulating networking before and during the event.

The registration deadline is 26 February 2018.

For registrations received after the deadline, participation cannot be guaranteed. A fee of CHF 300.- will be requested for any post-deadline registration.


For security and logistical reasons, individuals who have not registered online and who have not received an electronic confirmation of their registration will not be given access to the Symposium.


Up to two participants per organization can register for free provided they represent one of the following organizations:

  • Governments which have ratified the UNESCO Convention against Doping in Sport
  • National Anti-Doping organizations (NADO) signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code, and their umbrella organizations;
  • National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from a country where there is no NADO or where the NOC is actively involved in anti-doping, and their umbrella organizations;
  • Regional Anti-Doping organizations (RADO);
  • International Sport Federations that are signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code, and their umbrella organizations;
  • Major Event Organizers that are a signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code;
  • WADA-accredited laboratories;
  • WADA Committees, Panels and Expert Groups;
  • Sample collection agencies and related anti-doping service providers (on a case by case basis).

Please note that Athletes representing one of these organizations will not be requested to pay a fee.

All other participants will be required to pay a registration fee of CHF 150.-. The Fee includes entrance to the 3 days of the symposium and a welcome kit.

Registrations placed after the registration deadline will be charged with a fee of CHF 300.-.

Participants must cover their own travel, ground transfers, hotel accommodation and miscellaneous expenses.

Cancellation policy

Registration cancellation should be made by sending a written notice to

The following cancellation policy will apply:

  • Before 28 February 2018: Registration fee will be refunded (except for CHF 20.- bank charges)
  • After 28 February 2018: No fee will be refunded
  • All reimbursements will be effected shortly after the Symposium

No show

It should be noted that WADA reserves the right to refuse admission to future Symposia to persons who register for the 2018 Symposium but do not show up. We therefore kindly ask that, should plans change prior to the Symposium, the contact below be notified.

In case of any difficulties with registration, please contact:

Ms. Claudia FURNARI
Lausanne Tourisme


Nationals from some countries may require a visa to enter Switzerland. It is the participant’s responsibility to obtain this visa. For the list of nationalities requiring a visa, please consult the Swiss Federal Office for Migration website.

Should individuals require more information than the ‘Invitation to the Symposium’ in order to fulfill visa requirements, please contact Ms. Claudia Furnari at Lausanne Tourisme (

Connection to the Registration Site

First attendance to the WADA Symposium

If you attend the Symposium for the first time, when you click on “I would like to attend!”, you will be directed to the registration system. Please select the right column of the welcome page to create an account. Once your account/profile is created, you may proceed with the registration process.

If you have attended the WADA Symposium 2017

You will receive an invitation to register with a direct link to your profile, which has already been created in the registration system. You may complete and/or update it and proceed to the registration process.

In case you connect to the registration system without the direct link, by clicking on the button “I would like to attend!”, please use the left column of the welcome page, insert your email address and ask for a new password. Once your profile updated, you may proceed with the registration process.

Supported Browsers

Internet Explorer browsers prior to version 11 is no longer maintained in Event-Works, the registration platform. The reason is that they are no longer supported by Microsoft (click here for more information). For optimal performances, we recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

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For general queries relating to registration, accommodations and visas, please contact:

Ms. Claudia Furnari

Event Coordinator

Lausanne Tourisme
Av. de Rhodanie CP 975
1001 Lausanne
Tel: +41 (0) 21 613 73 13
Fax: +41 (0) 21 616 86 47

For queries relating to the content of the Symposium, please contact:

Ms. Laetitia Zumbrunnen

IF Relations Manager

World Anti-Doping Agency
Maison du Sport International
Av. de Rhodanie 54
1007 Lausanne
Tel : +41 (0) 21 343 43 44
Fax : +41 (0) 21 343 43 41
E-mail :