‘Workshop on the detection of major doping agents in hair and rHuEPOs in plasma/urine’

(2nd -3rd March, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Middle East Customer Experience Center, Dubai)

Workshop Organisers: Dr. Ludovic Bailly-Chouriberry, LCH & Dr. James Scarth, LGC.

Hair Testing Programme Managers: Bobby Gray, LGC & Paul Zahra, RASL

                          Pre -ICRAV workshop Registration is now closed as the event is fully subscribed,                                       we thank all those who have successfully registered for the event. 



 Following the success of the Mauritius and Montevideo pre-ICRAV workshops, we have the pleasure of announcing a new workshop organized and run separately by LCH, LGC, and RASL prior to ICRAV 2018 entitled ‘Workshop on the detection of major doping agents in hair and rHuEPOs in plasma/urine. The workshop is jointly sponsored by the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) and Thermo Fisher Scientific, who will be hosting the event in their Middle East Customer Experience Center in Dubai in order that we can offer a mixture of wet chemistry and classroom exercises.

Workshop content 

The workshop is aimed at Scientists who wish to increase the breadth and depth of their knowledge around horse doping control; specifically focussing on practical and theoretical aspects of the detection of doping agents in hair and recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) in plasma/urine. The workshop is open to AORC members as well as Scientists associated with official racing chemistry. Dependent upon the number of applications, the organisers reserve the right to allocate places accordingly.

Benefits to delegates

  • An enhanced appreciation of the sciences in the ensuing conference.
  • Increased knowledge &specific toolkits to take away and implement.
  • Networking with colleagues in other organizations/regions.

Workshop Programme

8:00 hrs (Day 1 & 2) – Bus transfer from Meydan Hotel reception to ThermoFisher, Dubai science park.

17h30  – Bus transfer from ThermoFisher to Meydan Hotel reception.

(G1, G2 and G3=separate groups of 8/9)

Registration and costs

Since the number of places in the workshop is limited to 24 people,  priority will be given to those working in racing laboratories. Furthermore, places are limited to a maximum of two individuals from each institution. The registration cost is 200 USD that includes attendance at all workshop sessions and transfer to and from the Meydan hotel (no other stops will be possible). Delegates need to make their own accommodation arrangements for both days and evening meal arrangement the first day, but the Meydan Hotel will honor the conference room rate. Lunches on both days as well as a workshop dinner on the second day are kindly sponsored by Thermo Fisher local distributor, Naizak. Sample homogenization equipment and immunoaffinity columns for use during the workshop are kindly provided by OMNI International and MAIIA Diagnostics. 

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