Committees - Advisory Council


ADVISORY COUNCIL ON EQUINE PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND PRACTICES
 

Introduction
 
On October 1988, the International Conference decided to set up an Advisory Council of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians entrusted with the technical aspects of threshold setting when the need arise.

The composition of the Advisory Council was agreed as follows :

Composition
 

- Two members nominated by the International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians (IGSRV),
- Two members nominated by the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC).

The members are appointed by the Executive Council of the IFHA.

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The Council was renamed :

- from 1991 to 1994 : Advisory Council on Veterinary and Doping Problems
- from 1995 to 2002 : Advisory Council on Doping Control
- from 2003 onwards : Advisory Council on Prohibited Substances.

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In October 2013, the IFHA Executive Council members confirmed the terms of reference and agreed on the new composition of the Advisory Council as follows :
Chairman  
Vice Chairman  
IGSRV nominees  
AORC nominees  
Co-opted member: Representative of the US Medication and Drug Testing
consortium
Ex-officio members: President of AORC and President of IGSRV

 

Current Membership
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Chairman Dr. Terence WAN, HK
Vice Chairman Dr. Ludovic BAILLY‐CHOURIBERRY, FR
IGSRV nominees: Dr. Craig SUANN, AUS
Dr. Rick ARTHUR, USA
AORC nominees: Dr. Emmie HO, HK
Mr. Bertrand BAUDOT, MU
President AORC: Dr. Clive PEARCE, UK
Chairman IGSRV: Dr. Lynn HILLYER, IRE
Chairman Emeritus IGSRV: Dr. Brian STEWART, HK
IFHA Technical Advisory: Dr. Roland DEVOLZ, FR
IFHA: Mr. Andrew HARDING, HK
Dr. Paul-Marie GADOT, FR
Mr. James OGILVY, HK
Asian Racing Federation: Dr. Kanichi KUSANO, JPN
British Horseracing Authority: Dr. David SYKES, UK
Racing Australia: Dr. Adam CAWLEY, AUS
OSAF: Dr. Patricia PORTO, ARG
Racing Medication and Testing Consortium: Dr. Mary SCOLLAY, USA
Dr. Dionne BENSON, USA (through ICRAV 2020, October 2020)

Gene Doping Control Subcommittee chaired by Dr. Natasha HAMILTON, AUS

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Annual report on prohibited substances by RMTC

Click here to read report 2015 report.

Click here to read report 2014 report.

Click here to read report 2013 report.

Click here to read report 2012 report.

Click here to read report 2011 report.

Click here to read report 2010 report.

Click here to read report 2009 report.

Click here to read report 2008 report.

Annual report on prohibited substances by Dr Helena NICOLAS-FREY, FNCF, France

Click here to read Dr Helena NICOLAS- FREY's 2007 report.

Click here to read Dr Helena NICOLAS- FREY's 2006 report.

Click here to read Dr Helena NICOLAS- FREY's 2005 report.

Click here to read Dr Helena NICOLAS- FREY's 2004 report.

Click here to read Dr Helena NICOLAS- FREY's 2003 report.

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TERMS OF REFERENCE (updated and approved by the IFHA Executive Council, 8 October 2019)

The Advisory Council on Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices is comprised of experts, including regulatory veterinarians, racing chemists, and specialist racing administrators.  The Advisory Council’s Terms of Reference are as follows
 

  • To advise on the parts of the International Agreement governing doping control,
     
  • To provide recommendations on standards of testing and research,
     
  • To collaborate with the Federation’s International Harmonisation of Racing Rules Committee to identify and promote ways of achieving international harmonisation of regulations relating to equine prohibited substances and practices,
     
  • To collaborate with the Federation’s Horse Welfare Committee to advise on matters of welfare concern,
     
  • To provide other veterinary and scientific advice for improving the integrity of racing,
     
  • To stimulate and coordinate relevant research and development in the laboratories of member countries of the Federation,
     
  • To attend to any requests from the Federation,
     
  • To advise racing authorities of member countries as requested by the Federation, and
     
  • To generally liaise with the Federation's Executive Council in relation to regulatory matters concerning equine prohibited substances and practices.