MRIU in association with National Dope Testing Laboratory and National Anti Doping Agency organizes a two day Workshop on “Anti – doping”

Faculty of Applied Sciences, Manav Rachna International University is organizing a two day workshop on Anti – Doping in association with National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL). The aim of two-day workshop (June 25 & June 26, 2015) is to provide a training module which would give students an opportunity to be recruited as Dope Control Officers.

The event was attended by eminent dignitaries including Dr N C Wadhwa (Vice Chancellor, MRIU), Dr G.L. Khanna (Dean – FAS, MRIU), Dr Alka Beotra (Scientific Director- National Dope Testing Laboratory & Vice President, IASM) , Dr. Ankush Gupta (Project Officer, NADA) among others.

Dr Alka Beotra threw the spotlight on Anti doping and acquainted students with its history, the list of banned substances involved and their side effects The participants learnt about therapeutic use exemption (where the athlete is given the authorization to take the medication if required), sample analysis, collection and procedures behind the testing of drugs once the athletes are selected for dope testing. She also guided the participants on the significance of Anti doping by giving them a broad overview and discussing its various aspects including Doping and Nutritional Supplements. The topics covered included Therapeutic use exemption (TUE), Structure of Anti Doping Organization, Testing Procedure / Test Distribution planning, Sample Analysis and Accredited laboratories and Sample Collection procedures.

Welcoming the dignitaries and participants at the workshop, Dr Prashant Bhalla, President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions said, “I am thankful to NADA for giving us an opportunity to host an event of this magnitude. The field of doping has come up in a big way as anti doping measures go back a long way since the year 1999. India has taken several steps since then, to ensure that anti doping laws are adhered to in the strictest possible way, and their violations taken seriously.”

Speaking on the occasion, Dr N C Wadhwa congratulated FAS for taking the initiative to organize activities pertaining to sports medicine. He said further, “Vices relating to sports, be it betting, fixing or doping has become an area of grave concern among the sports fraternity.”

The two days workshop is being attended by Physiotherapists, Sportspersons, Nutritionists, Medical Doctors, sports academicians and practitioners. The workshop would equip the participants to work as Dope control team member in various capacities and will be recruited by NADA for covering various sporting events.