International Conference 2016

About NDTL

The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) is a premier Analytical Testing and Research organization established as Autonomous body under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. It is the only laboratory in the country responsible for human sports dope testing, equine dope testing. It has also diversified its role by setting up Proficiency Testing Provider Scheme for Forensic and Analytical drug testing laboratories. It is accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories, NABL (ISO/IEC 17025:2005) for human & horse dope testing and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) (2008) for testing of urine & blood samples from human sports. NDTL is one of the 33 WADA accredited laboratories in the world. NDTL has acquired ISO/IEC: 17043:2010 for Proficiency Testing Program by NABL in 2014. It is one of the modern & state of art laboratory in the country equipped with latest analytical instrumentation.


Session - 1

Second meeting of World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) and Indian Pharmaceutical companies organised by National Dope Testing Laboratory

The anticipation of future doping trends, of new substances with doping potential is essential to be known to the doping control laboratories so as to timely develop anti-doping analytical methods to detect their abuse before such drugs become available to athletes. The transfer of information between WADA and Pharmaceutical sector would help to minimize, during clinical trials, the risk of misuse of medicines with doping potential to avoid any opportunities for the abuse. This session will focus on information sharing and cooperation between Indian Pharmaceutical Industry and WADA to tackle the issue of doping within sport and society as a whole. The event would be attended by representatives from leading organizations in the anti-doping, sport and Indian Pharmaceutical Industry.

Date: 04 November, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon


Session - 2,3

Human Doping

Human doping refers to the use of performance-enhancing drugs by the athletes to enhance performance in sports. The anti doping program in sports is regulated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), whose aim is to achieve globally harmonized results and equal treatment for all athletes. The sport doping control analysis is a complex and challenging task for anti-doping laboratories, wherein adhering to frequently updated WADA guidelines is essential. The aim of this session would be to discuss implementation of recent guidelines from the perspective of both the Anti doping laboratories and Testing Authorities.

Date: 04 - 05 November, 2016


Session - 3

Horse Doping

Doping in performance horses is defined as the “illegal application of any substance, except normal diet, that might modify the natural and present capacities of the horse at the time of the race The fight for medication and doping control is never complete, but it is paramount for racing’s future that this remains of highest priority. In determining anti-doping rule violations, results management and fair hearings it is necessary for the testing authorities and doping control laboratory to work in conjunction to promote dope free equine sports. This session would focus on best practice approaches, global standards and guidelines, and would promote education and research initiatives in the field of horse dope testing.

Date: 04 - 05 November, 2016