Friday, April 23, 2010

FEI TO HOST GLOBAL CONGRESS TO DEBATE NSAID USE IN COMPETITION

The FEI is to host a two-day global Congress to debate the use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in competition. The FEI Congress on NSAIDs Usage and Medication in the Equine Athlete, which will be held in Lausanne*, Switzerland on August 16/17, will include the presentation of educational and scientific papers as well as open debate.

The vote on the use of NSAIDs in competition will not be taken until the FEI General Assembly in Chinese Taipei (1-6 November), but all interested parties are advised to register for the Congress early to book their places and ensure that their voices are heard in this important debate.

The Congress is open to National Federations and representatives of all stakeholder groups, including vets, officials, Riders Clubs, Organisers, FEI Laboratories, racing and breeding authorities, sponsors, the IOC, as well as the media. Booking information will be made available online soon. Please note that representatives from the National Federations will be given priority.

Check www.fei.org for regular updates on the Congress.

*Venue for the Congress will be confirmed once approximate numbers have been finalised.