The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) is seeking expressions of interest to join our Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUEC) – a vital working group supporting the delivery of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme – from 2024.

Comprising independent experts in the fields of clinical, sports and exercise medicine, the TUEC has been established by the ITIA to consider applications for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for athletes in accordance with the relevant provisions of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE).

We are particularly interested in hearing from experts in the following areas:

  • Sports medicine, with particular expertise in musculoskeletal injury
  • Psychiatry
  • Para-sports

Successful candidates will possess the following skills and professional experience:

  • Currently practicing physician with medical degree (essential)
  • Sound knowledge of clinical, sports and exercise medicine (essential)
  • Significant experience in the care and treatment of (ideally elite) athletes (essential)
  • Impeccable integrity (essential)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (essential)
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience of anti-doping rules and regulations (desirable)

We are seeking to create as diverse a TUEC as possible. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented on the committee, including women, people with disabilities, and individuals from the continents of Africa, Asia and South America.

The term of appointment is three years. Members can be appointed for two further terms of three years. All members of the TUEC are required to sign a conflict of interest and confidentiality declaration.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing TUE applications and requests for TUE recognition and supporting documents
  • Making determinations on TUE applications and requests for TUE recognition on the basis of the criteria set out in the ISTUE
  • Advising the ITIA on TUE related policies/matters where required.

The TUEC operates on an ad hoc basis, responding to the need to conduct the review of the TUE applications. The panel largely conducts its work via the Tennis Anti-Doping Portal to fulfil its responsibilities.

Positions on the TUEC are voluntary. However, the ITIA reimburses any travel or other expenses incurred in the role and provides a nominal allowance per TUE file review.

How to apply

Applications should be sent to Jamie Pethick, the ITIA’s Science & Medicine Manager, by email via and must include:

  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A covering letter outlining suitability for the role.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 30 November 2023.

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Published 02 November 2023 12:00

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