Sport Integrity Australia will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 26 October 2021 to discuss the impending Glucocorticoid (GC) changes.
From 1 January 2022, all GC “cortisone”, injections will be prohibited in-competition. This is a new change to the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List, making the GC classification consistent with oral GC preparations.
GC injections are permitted out of competition, however, most commonly used GCs have a wash-out (clearance from the body) period of between three and five days, while some types of GCs can stay in a person’s system for up to 60 days for intra-muscular injection. This means that some injections given before competition can be detected in an in-competition sample.
If an athlete requires a GC injection for legitimate medical purposes, they’ll need to check the Sport Integrity App for their Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) requirements and keep good medical records to enable a TUE application. Please remind your athletes to always discuss any treatment with their doctor and check any medications they are taking on GlobalDRO.
We understand this is a considerable change for some athletes and sports. To better understand these changes, Sport Integrity Australia will be hosting a webinar 7pm on 26 October 2021.
The webinar is targeted specifically at Medical Practitioners and will be presented by Dr Larissa Trease, ASDMAC Member and Sport Integrity Australia Medical Advisor, and Dr Susan White, ASDMAC Chair.
Drs White and Trease will discuss the rationale for the change
Registration is essential. Click here to register for the webinar.