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In collaboration with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and various international sports federations, FIFA will host the Anti-Doping in Sports Consensus Meeting on 29 November 2013. 

The main topics of this meeting have been determined by the scientific committee, including FIFA's Chief Medical Officer Professor Jiri Dvorak.

The principal areas and topics covered include: Anabolic agents in sport, Biological profile of individual athletes, Autologous blood transfusion, Erythropoiesis stimulating agents, Ethical and legal considerations, and WADA and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) perspective.

Attendees are invited to submit an abstract of original research relating to anti-doping in sports for consideration as a presentation at this meeting (the document for submission is located in the links tab on the right). Presentations on anti-doping topics other than the ones mentioned above may still be considered for inclusion at the meeting. 

Following the conference, a group of experts will form a panel to draft a consensus statement for publication in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). The expected journal publication of the outcome statement will be May 2014.

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