The ITA ITUEC aims to provide the athletes of the world the reassurance that their applications for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, and review of their medical information, is handled confidentially and respectfully by some of the world’s best physicians and pharmacists with expertise in sports medicine.
The ITA ITUEC supports athletes and their team physicians to prepare TUE submissions at every step of the way, to ensure the fastest review and response is provided, while fully meeting the WADA standards for TUEs.
Our ITUEC consists of expert members covering a wide range of clinical specialties; all with experience of treating elite athletes at international level.
Collectively, our experts have clinical experience covering 30 different sports, which encompass the full spectrum of performance and physiological factors which TUE applications may present, including:
We use a unique smart system of TUE allocation based on the clinical diagnosis, pharmacology and potential performance impact of the substance to ensure that the best experts are convened to review each TUE application.
Each TUE application will have a bespoke committee allocated to the review. Each TUE review committee aims to include:
Our ITUEC operates in a truly independent way, without influence from external individuals or organisations.
All our ITUEC physicians and pharmacists are registered to practice in their country of residence.
If any disputes arise regarding the decisions of the committee, the ITA is able to convene additional medical experts to review the case, or to involve our in-house legal team to support the application.
We pride ourselves on the rapid turnaround time for processing TUEs. We aim to provide athletes a decision within 48 hours, with the vast majority of TUE applications processed in less than a week.
We provide dedicated support to athletes and physicians from our partner organisations with access to telephone and email advice on any aspect of the TUE application process.
The ITA ITUEC is a truly international committee, with some of the world’s best clinicians represented from every continent of the world. We provide a comprehensive solution for international sports federations, major event organisers and other anti-doping organisations for complete TUE management, administration, and full TUE support for their athletes and prescribers.
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Dr Ackerman is part of the FISA TUE Committee and the team physician of the Harvard Medical School Team – USA Rowing. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Chair of the Anti-Doping Commission of Malta (NADO),
Lucienne Attard specialises in Sports and Exercise Medicine and Orthopedics and family medicine. She is part of the World Taekwondo Disciplinary Board.
Chair of the Medical Commission of the International Committee of the Games of Francophonie (CIJF)
Dr Bartegi holds a certificate of specialized studies in sports medicine and biology from the Faculty of Medicine of Nantes. She is a member of the Medical Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) since 1994 and she is part of the Doping Control Officer panel of the International Football Federation (FIFA).
Founder & Director Stichting Service Médical Academy
Dr Jos Benders has held positions as a medical counsel for the Commission Européenne, Mecial Commission Member Royal fo the Dutch Cycling Federation and is currently a Medical Delegate of the Union Cyclist International (UCI). He is also the Founder and Director of the Stichting Service Médical Academy.
Consultant Psychiatrist in the Regional Affective Disorders Service
Dr Currie is a psychiatrist in a specialist mood disorders treatment and research centre in Newcastle, England and visiting professor at the University of Sunderland, England.
He has published in all these areas including editing a highly commended handbook of Sports Psychiatry (2016) and a collection of Case Studies in Sports Psychiatry (2020).
He is founder and a former chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Sports Psychiatry Group. In 2019 he joined the International Olympic Committee mental health working group and was appointed to the Mental Health Expert Panel of the English Institute of Sport. He is chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry.
MC and TUEC Member NADA Germany
Dr Bern Dörr practiced as a family doctor, specialised in sports medicine and sports traumatology. He chaired the medical team of the German Weightlifting Federation and was a six-time member of the German National Olympic Committee for weightlifting, badminton and rowing. Dr Dörr is currently a NADA Germany MC and TUEC member.
President at International Society for Sports Psychiatry
Dr Edwards works as a sports psychiatrist for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club and for Swimming Canada and Cycling Canada in similar function. She holds a doctorate degree in medicine from the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Director General of NADO Italy
Dr Di Gianfrancesco is the Director General of the National Anti-Doping Organization of Italy and Chair of the IBSF Therapeutic Use Exemptions Committee.
Sports medicine and rehabilitation
Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine - University of Turku
Dr Heinonen is part of the TUE Committee of the Finnish ADO (SUEK) and Head of the medical commission of the Football Association of Finnland.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine / Critical Care at Queen's University School of Medicine
Dr Huzel specialises as a Respirologist & Intensivist for asthma and emergency medicine. She is also a medical commission member of the Fédération Internationale d’Escrime (FIE).
Chairman Barbados National Anti-Doping Commission
A family physician, graduated from University of the West Indies (UWI) 1982, Dr Adrian Lorde is an Associate Lecturer in Family Medicine at the UWI. He was first trained as Doping Control Officer in 1990. As Medical and Anti-Doping Delegate he served at various games in the Caribbean and for IAAF now World Athletics. He is currently Chairman of the National Anti-Doping Commission since 2000 and Vice-Chairman of the Caribbean RADO.
MD MBA DipAvMed “AvMedSafe”
Geoffrey is the President, Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee for the Federation Aéronautique Internationale, and is US Delegate to the Medico-Physiological Committee of FAI.
He has training and experience in medicine, flying, and human performance. Geoffrey has practiced family and emergency medicine, and has been CEO of several hospitals. A scientist in human performance, he has been a peer-reviewer and Associate Editor for Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, and teaches medical students at Oregon Health Sciences University.
Psychiatrist at Epworth HealthCare - Australia
Dr Menon is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in Sports Psychiatry. He is the inaugural and current AFL Chief Psychiatrist, Vice President of International Society for Sports Psychiatry and an external expert for AIS, Cricket Australia and Tennis Australia.
Sports & Exercise Medicine Specialist
Dr Micallef-Stafrace is the Chairman of the Medical Commission of the Maltese Olympic Committee and Medical Director of the Malta Football Association.
Board Member of the Finnish Olympic Committee
Katja Mjøsund (MD, PhD) is a Finnish specialist physician in sports and exercise medicine and works as the head physician of National Olympic Training Centre Helsinki.
Dr Mjøsund has been involved in anti-doping activities since late nineties, starting as a doping control official. She chaired the Finnish Anti-Doping Agency ( Finnish Centre of Integrity in Sports) TUE committee between 2007 to 2020 and currently serves as a member of the WADA TUE Expert Advisory Group since 2015 and a TUE committee member in the International Testing Agency.
In addition to clinical work, she is the team physician of Finnish biathlon and orienteering national teams and a board member of Finnish Olympic Committee.
Adjunct Associate Professor at Notre Dame University in Sydney
Dr Robinson is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Notre Dame University in Sydney and a Sport and Exercise Physician. She served on the Antidoping Rule Violation Panel, a statutory appointment, for 8 years, and is a member of the Doping Control Review Board of FINA. She has served on NSW Civil Administrative Tribunal, Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (NSW) Hearing Panels, is an Expert Witness and a Member of Basketball Australia’s Integrity Unit Hearing Panel. She serves on the Water Polo Australia Governance, Risk and Integrity Committee.
Dr Robinson was awarded the Ken Crichton Citation for Distinguished Service to ACSEP in 2016, the first woman to receive this honour.
Head of the IBSF Medial Commission
Dr Schneider is a specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Since the Olympic Winter Games 2006 he is the national team doctor of the German Bobsleigh/Skeleton team. He is also the Chair of the National Team Doctor Association of Germany.
Chairperson of the Anti-Doping and Medical Commission of the Asian Swimming Federation (AASF)
Dr Sibtain is a gynaecologist, Sports Physician, Doping Control Officer and Member of the FINA Doping Control Review Board. She is Chairperson of the Anti-Doping and Medical Commission of the Asian Swimming Federation (AASF) and Member of the Medical & Scientific Commission of the Pakistan Olympic Association. Dr Sibtain has conducted various successful anti-doping awareness seminars for elite Pakistani athletes under umbrella of Olympic Council of Asia.
Member TUEC Conmebol - FIFA
Dr Veloso is a sports physician and currently the Director of the Sports Medical Centre of the National Secretary of Sports Presidency of the Republic – ONAU Uruguay. He served as the Anti-Doping Manager of the Maracana Cluster for the XXXI Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and acted as
the Representative of the National Anti-Doping Organization of Uruguay (ONAU) at the II Latin American Seminar on Anti-Doping Science and Medicine of WADA, Panama.
Sports Medicine Specialists at the Royal Netherlands Army
Dr Zimmerman is the medical doctor for multiple Dutch national team sports, he sits in the Doping Control Review Board of the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) and is a Member of the Medical Committee of the European Swimming Federation (LEN).