The statistics of drug testing in sport

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Statistics in Sport Section

Thursday 18 April 2019, 02:00pm - 05:00pm

Location Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol St, London EC1Y 8LX

About the event:

There have been a number of high-profile sports doping cases in recent years. Famous examples include the Russian Olympic scandal, Lance Armstrong, Justin Gatlin and many more. But how can cheating be distinguished from a good performance? How can abnormal measurements in drug tests be differentiated from measurement error? And how sure must the evidence be to punish athletes for failed drug tests? This event will bring together three experts in the field to discuss their experience in the statistics of drug testing. Following the presentations we will have an open discussion on the questions raised.   


  • Professor Andrea Petroczi, Kingston University
  • Dr Reid Aikin, World Anti-Doping Agency
  • Professor Sheila Bird, Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge
  • Professor Don Berry, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Event Fees:
Fellows: Free 
Non-Fellows: £25

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Organiser Name Amy Wilson and Julia Mortera

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