International conference on doping and public health

International Conference on the subject of "Doping and Public Health" to be held in Oslo 7-9 June 2017.

Register now: Click here! 

The Ministry of Health and Care Services and Anti-Doping Norway are proud to arrange an International Conference on Doping and Public Health. 

Other stakeholders involved are the World Anti-Doping Agency, The National Police Directorate, The Ministry of Culture and The Norwegian Directorate for Health.

Topics: * Adverse effects of AAD * Law enforcement * Nutritional and performance enhancing supplements * Prevention and education * The fitness center industry * Programs for regional and local governments * Medical treatment of disorders related to doping

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The overall purpose of the conference is to raise awareness and increase knowledge about doping as a public health problem.  

The Conference will be an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with experts from around the world within the field of doping and the health sector. Participants will be able to mingle, build their network, and exchange ideas and views about this highly relevant topic. 

The conference will benefit anti-doping organisations, law enforcement representatives, health personnel, researchers and fitness professionals and anyone who faces the challenges of doping.

The conference will take place at the Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, in Oslo, Norway. 

Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion

Address: Sognsveien 77c, 0855 Oslo

Tel: +47- 22028000

Main e-mail: ullevaalstadion@thonhotels.no 

Website: Click here

Wednesday June 7

Starttidspunkt Program
14:00-15:00

Registration

15:00-15:40

Welcome

15:00-15:05 Valgerd S. Haugland (NO). Chair, Anti-Doping Norway.

15:05-15:20 Bent Høie (NO). Minister of Health and Care Services.

15:20-15:30 Linda Hofstad Helleland (NO). Minister of Culture

15:30-15:40 Anders Solheim (NO). CEO, Anti-Doping Norway

15:40-16:20

Plenary session #1

15:40-16:20
Harrison Pope (US). Director, Psychiatry Laboratory, Prof. Harvard Medical School.
Body Image Disorders and Abuse of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids Among Men

16:20-16:40

Break

16:40-18:00

Plenary session #2.
Research on medical consequences of AAS
Chair: Per Thorsby (NO), MD, Oslo University Hospital, Head of Medical Committee, Anti-Doping Norway.

16:40-17:00
Per Thorsby (NO).
Testosterone in general practice in Norway – implication or misuse?

17:00-17:30
Ines Geipel (DE). Prof., Director, Doping-Opfer-Hilfe.
Health problems of doping victims of former East Germany

17:30-18:00
Astrid Bjørnebekk (NO). Researcher, Oslo University Hospital.
Anabolic-androgenic steroids, brain and cognition.

19:00-21:00

Reception Astrup Fearnley Museum, Tjuvholmen

Thursday June 8

Starttidspunkt Program
08:30-09:00

Morning mingling

09:00-09:30

Plenary session #3.
Research, prevention and deterrence – different roles, common goal.

09:00-09:20 Olivier Niggli (CA). Director General, WADA.

09:20-09:30 Kristin Kloster Aasen (NO). Vice President, The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports

09:30-10:45

Plenary session #4.
Law enforcement.

09:30-10:00
Clément De Maillard (FR). Project Manager, Interpol.
Trafficking of performance enhancing drugs.

10:00-10:45
Travis Tygart (US). CEO, USADA.
Role of legislation and law enforcement in addressing doping and adulterated dietary supplements.

10:45-11:15

Break

11:15-12:30

Plenary session #5.
Nutritional and performance enhancing supplements
Chair: Linda Granlund, MD PhD (NO). Division Director, The Norwegian Directorate of Health

11:15-11:45
Rob Koehler (CA). Deputy Director General, WADA.
WADA´s approach to supplements.

11:45-12:15
Olivier de Hon (NL). Dopingautoriteit.
Prohibited substances in sport supplements.

12:15-12:30
Anne Kirsti Sommer (NO). Senior advisor, Norwegian Food Safety Authority.
Monitoring and control of food supplements in Norway - results from 2016

12:30-13:30

Lunch // Poster presentations

13:30-14:45

Plenary session #6.
Local and interdisciplinary programs
Chair: Fredrik Lauritzen, PhD (NO). Director, Anti-Doping Norway

13:30-13:45
Fredrik Lauritzen (NO). Director, ADNO.
Local mobilization against doping.

13:45-14:15
Anders Vinther (DK). Project leader, Aalborg Antidoping.
Prevent use of performance- and image enhancing drugs through interdisciplinary partnerships.

14:15-14:45
Ann-Sofie Bakshi, PhD (SE). Researcher, STAD, Karolinska Institutet. Yasmina Molero, PhD (SE). Associated, Karolinska Institutet.
Effectiveness and implementation of a community-based prevention program targeting anabolic-androgenic steroid use in gyms.

14:45-15:15

Break // Poster presentations

15:15-17:00

Parallel session #1.
Social science
Chair: Susan Backhouse, PhD (UK). Prof. Leeds Beckett University.

15:15-16:00
Chair: Susan Backhouse, PhD (UK). Prof. Leeds Beckett University.
Evidence informed doping prevention

16:00-16:30
Ask V. Christiansen, PhD (DK). Ass. Prof., Aarhus University.
Typology of men´s use of AAS in fitness and strength training environments.

16:30-17:00
Dominic Sagoe, PhD (GH). Ass. Prof., University of Bergen.
The social perception of steroid users.

15:15-17:00

Parallel session #2.
Law enforcement
Chair: Øyvind Buraas (NO). Police inspector, The National Police Directorate.

15:15-15:30
Øyvind Buraas (NO), POD.
Crime statistics on doping offences in Norway

15:30-16:00
Mathieu Holz (FR). Manager, WADA.
Investigations and intelligence

16:00-16:30
Renzo Ferrante (IT). Carabinieri
The role of law enforcement in Italy in the anti-doping fight

16:30-17:00
Gry Støtvig (NO). Assistant Director, Directorate of Norwegian Customs
Detection of new performance enhancing drugs

19:00-

Dinner and social program

Friday June 9th

Starttidspunkt Program
08:30-09:00

Morning mingling

09:00-10:30

Parallel session #3.
Medical treatment related to doping
Chair: Ingrid Havnes (NO). MD, Researcher, Oslo University Hospital.

09:00-10:00 Ingrid Havnes

10:00-10:30
Caroline Kistorp (DK), MD. Ass. Prof. Herlev Hospital København
Testosterone levels and hypogonadal symptoms in former abusers of anabolic androgenic steroids.

09:00-10:30

Parallel session #4.
The fitness center industry
Chair: Anne Thideman (NO), Director, Virke Trening

09:00-09:20
Anne Thidemann (NO), Director, Virke Trening
Doping prevention in the Norwegian fitness industry

09:20-09:40
Kim Eilertsen (NO). Director, Anti-Doping Norway.
Clean Fitness Centre.

09:40-10:10
Jukka Koskelo (FI). Project coordinator, Dopinglinkki, A-Clinic Foundation.
Education of fitness personnel in Finland

10:10-10:30
Francesco Capuani (IT), PhD (DK).
Forum for anti-doping in recreational sport 2: A new EU co-funded project on doping prevention

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Plenary session #7.
Prevention programs: Good practice
Chair: Malene Johannisson (DK). Senior Advisor, Anti-Doping Denmark.

11:00-11:30
Malene Johannisson (DK). Senior Advisor, Anti-Doping Denmark.
New preventive interventions in Denmark.

11:30-12:00
Hans Wassink (NL). Educator, Sports for all.
True strength

12:00-12.30
Eirin Rise (NO). Advisor, Anti-Doping Norway.
A web-based prevention program for teachers and high-school students.

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Plenary session #8.
Panel discussions

14:30-15:00

Summary. Resolution. Next conference
Anders Solheim (NO). CEO, Anti-Doping Norway

The Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services will open the Conference on 7 June.

Teaser: Click here

Additional information

The Conference will be held over two and half days, starting on Wednesday 7 June at 3 pm and closing on Friday 9 June at 3 pm.

There will be plenary sessions and parallel sessions to ensure that topics and lectures are adapted to and relevant for all target groups. 

We encourage participants to submit Posters on relevant research or other topics related to prevention of doping. Deadline for poster submission: 15 April 2017. Send to post@antidoping.no.

The Conference will be held in English. 

Fee and costs

We have developed two packages at a preferred rate. Package two includes dinner on 8 June. 

Package 1: NOK 3000

This package includes the following: 

  • Participation fee for two and half days conference
  • Welcome reception on Wednesday 7 June
  • Lunch on Thursday 8 June
  • Lunch on Friday 9 June
  • Coffee/tea breaks during the whole conference
  • Goodie-bag 

Package 2: NOK 3500

  • Participation fee for two and half days conference
  • Welcome reception on Wednesday 7 June
  • Lunch on Thursday 8 June
  • Lunch on Friday 9 June
  • Coffee/tea breaks during the whole conference
  • A three-course menu including coffee. Dinner will be at the same location as the conference venue. Beverage will be offered by Anti-Doping Norway
  • Goodie-bag

Participants are required to cover their own costs related to travel and accommodation. Accommodation shall be booked directly with the hotel. 

Registration 

Registration form must be completed online: Click here

Deadline for registration is 1 May 2017.

For registrations received after the deadline, participation cannot be guaranteed.

For 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 conference.

For questions related to registration, please contact:

Ms. Anne Engelstad

E-mail: anne.engelstad@antidoping.no

TLF: 09765

TLF (from abroad): (+47) 915 09765

Soon after receiving your online registration form, an invoice will be sent to you by e-mail. 

Registration is not valid until payment has been received.

Please make sure to include the invoice number/reference when making the payment.

Refunds are not permitted, but you may send a substitute. 

Flying to Oslo

Participants flying into Oslo are recommended to fly to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL).

Ground transportation from/to airport

For participants staying at Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, you have three alternatives:

* The “NOR-WAY bussekspress” is a buss going from Gardermoen airport to Ullevaal Stadion. It takes approx. 50 min. and costs approx. 20 EUROs one way. The bus departs every 20 minutes. You can get all necessary information at the Public Transport information desk at the Airport’s International Arrival Hall. Thon hotel is at 5 mins. walking distance from the bus stop (on the opposite side of the road).

* The Airport Express Train (Flytoget) from the airport to Oslo Central Station. Travel time is about 20 minutes and the cost is approximately EUR 20 for a one way ticket. The Express train goes every 10 mins. From Oslo Central Station, you may take the subway or a taxi to Ullevaal Stadion. Both take approx. 15 minutes. 

* A taxi from the airport to the hotel. The cost is approximately EUR 110 and it takes approx. 40 minutes outside rush hour (rush hour is between 14.30 and 17.30). 

For participants staying at hotels in the city centre, we recommend you take the Airport Express Train to Oslo Central Station. From there, you can either take the subway or a taxi to your hotel.  

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation and are kindly asked to book their hotel room directly with the hotel.

We have selected a few hotels at a preferred rate, but you are welcome to choose any other hotel if more convenient.

A certain number of rooms has been pre-booked in each hotel mentioned below, However it is on a “first come – first served” basis. For deadline details see below. 

For cancellation policy, we refer to each hotel’s cancellation policy on their own website.

The three hotels in the city centre are 15 min. away from the Conference venue by subway or taxi.  


THON ULLEVÅL STADION HOTEL (CONFERENCE VENUE)

Number of rooms pre-booked: 144

Price: NOK 1095 per pers/night for a single room, incl. breakfast and wifi. NOK 300 extra for a double room/2 persons

Booking: Click here

Hotel website: Click here

Deadline to secure a room: 9 April 2017. After that date, room availability is not guaranteed. 

 

THON ROSENKRANTZ HOTEL (CITY CENTRE)

Number of rooms pre-booked: 40

Price: 1845 per pers/night for a single room, incl. breakfast and wifi. NOK 300 for a double room/2 persons. 

Booking: Click here

Contact details: Rosenkrantz gate 1, 0159 OSLO. Tel: +47 2331 5500

Hotel website: Click here

Deadline to secure a room: 31 march 2017. After that date, room availability is not guaranteed. 

 

SCANDIC HOTEL KARL JOHAN (CITY CENTRE)

Number of rooms pre-booked: 20

Price: NOK 1390 per pers/night for a single room, incl. breakfast and wifi. NOK 300 extra for a double room/2 persons

Booking code: BANT070617 (when booking online, choose the hotel name Scandic Karl Johan, choose the dates and include the booking code)

Hotel website and booking: Click here

Contact details: +47-23155300, karljohan@scandichotels.com. Arbeidergata 4, 0159 OSLO

Deadline to secure a room: 5 April 2017. After that date, room availability is not guaranteed. 

 

SCANDIC HOTEL ST. OLAVS PLASS (CITY CENTRE)

Number of rooms pre-booked: 20

Price: NOK 1590 per pers/night for a single room, incl. breakfast and wifi. NOK 300 extra for a double room/2 persons

Booking code: BANT070617 (when booking online, choose the hotel name Scandic St. Olavs Plass, choose the dates and include the booking code)

Contact details: +47-23155600, stolavsplass@scandichotels.com. St Olavs Plass 1, 0165 Oslo. 

Hotel website and booking: Click here

Deadline to secure a room: 5 April 2017. After that date, room availability is not guaranteed. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Successful registration to the Conference does not guarantee your hotel booking, and vice versa. Registration to the Conference and hotel room booking are two distinct processes. Anti-Doping Norway cannot be held responsible for incomplete Conference registrations or incomplete hotel bookings.  

Social Events

Cocktail Reception

The Ministry of Health and Care Services and Anti-Doping Norway are pleased to invite all participants to a Welcome Reception on 7 June from 19.00 to 21.00. 

More information to follow. 

Dinner

Anti-Doping Norway is organizing a dinner on 8 June at 7 pm at the conference venue. We hope to see you there. This will be a very good opportunity to mingle with other participants. If you plan to join us for dinner, please remember to choose “Package 2” when completing the online registration form. 

Visa

Find out here whether you need a visa to enter Norway, and what are the requirements if you do need a visa.

Weather

Temperatures may vary at this time of the year. Average temperatures beginning of June are usually around 17-20 degrees. We recommend that you have a look at www.yr.no prior to your departure to find out more about the weather forecast.

Tourism

If you plan on arriving earlier or staying a few more days to discover Oslo or other parts of the country, here are a few websites for consultation:

Visit Oslo - click here

Visit Norway - click here

For queries relating to registration and practical matters, please contact:

Ms. Anne Engelstad

TLF: 09765

TLF (abroad): (+47) 915 09765

E-mail:  anne.engelstad@antidoping.no

 

For queries relating to the program and posters, please contact:

Mr. Fredrik Lauritzen

TLF: 09765

TLF (abroad): (+47) 915 09765

E-mail:  fredrik.lauritzen@antidoping.no