TOP 5 REASONS to attend

  1. Exclusive opportunity
    WADA’s Annual Symposium is the only annual event gathering all major stakeholders within the anti-doping community.
  2. Networking
    Connect with old and new colleagues from around the globe and enhance your network!
  3. Professional development
    The Symposium’s Sessions feature the latest information from top experts in their respective fields of expertise.
  4. Educational opportunities
    Enhance your knowledge both in and outside your area of expertise.
  5. Interactive sessions
    The Symposium’s format allows participants the rare opportunity to interact directly with presenters and experts.



The Symposium is open to major stakeholders in the Anti-Doping movement including:

  • International Federations (IFs)
  • National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs)
  • Regional Anti-Doping Organisations (RADOs)
  • National Olympic Committees (NOCs)
  • Major Event Organizations (MEOs)
  • Athlete representatives
  • Sample collection agencies and related anti-doping service providers
  • WADA-accredited laboratories and members of the WADA Laboratory Expert Group
  • Government representatives involved in anti-doping matters
  • Anti-doping researchers
  • Media – on the morning of Day 1 only

The Symposium is free for two (2) participants per Code-signatory Organisation and governments of countries signatory to the UNESCO Convention. A fee will be requested for any additional or late registration, and participants from an organisation that has not signed onto the Code.

Registration fees will apply to any registration from an organisation that is not signatory to the Code and from governments of countries that are not signatory to the UNESCO Convention.

Please refer to the terms and conditions for full details.



Countries that have adhered to the UNESCO International Convention and organisations that are compliant to the World Anti-Doping Code are encouraged to invite one (1) athlete to register in addition to their allotment of two (2) complimentary participants.

A registration fee will apply to any additional athlete or athletes from that organisation.

Please refer to the terms and conditions for further details.



All sessions will be conducted in English or French. Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be available throughout the Symposium.

When registering online, participants will be asked to select their preferred language for Symposium participation.



Participants will receive their accreditation upon their arrival at the Symposium venue. The photo submitted during the online registration will be printed on the accreditation for security purposes and to facilitate networking opportunities. For further information on the photo, please refer to the registration page.

Please note that, in an effort to limit the amount of papers printed for the Symposium, neither the list of participants nor the detailed program will be distributed onsite. This information is available to all registered participants (except media) through the mobile app.



Following the Symposium, participants will have access to PDF copies of the presentations and documents presented during the Symposium via a secured link in the registration system.



On each day of the Symposium, WADA will offer registered participants coffee/tea breaks and lunch.

Immediately following the end of Day 1, on 17 March, a welcome cocktail will be held for all participants at the Symposium venue. As always, this is a great networking opportunity.



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 fulfil visa requirements, please contact Ms. Angélique Crettenand at Lausanne Tourisme.



  • 31 January 2020: Accommodation deadline
  • 20 February 2020: Accommodation cancellation deadline
  • 26 February 2020: Registration deadline
  • 26 February 2020: Registration cancellation deadline
  • 11 March 2020: Final Registration deadline
  • 17-18 March 2020: WADA 2020 Annual Symposium