Winning at All Costs: Doping and Detection at the Olympics and Beyond

RTI Press Welcomes Professor Anthony C. Hackney

February 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

RTI International—Camille Dreyfus Auditorium

3040 E. Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709

RTI Press and Dr. Brian Thomas, series editor of Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry, welcome Professor Anthony C. Hackney to RTI to discuss doping and performance-enhancing drugs at the Olympics and in sports in general. Dr. Hackney’s presentation will draw on his new book, Doping, Performance-Enhancing Drugs, and Hormones in Sport: Mechanisms of Action and Methods of Detection, co-published by RTI Press and Elsevier. Registration for this event is open until February 14, 2018, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Doping and Sports

The first modern Olympics Games began in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Since then, more than 50 combined summer and winter games have occurred. Each of these athletic events has been filled with its own drama and spectacle. Regrettably, in recent decades, nearly every one of these events has also suffered from some scandal related to athletes using doping or performance-enhancing drugs.

Why do athletes dope? Do doping agents work? What are the health consequences to the athletes? What strategies do athletes use in approaching doping? What detection practices are used by sports governing bodies to prevent doping? Are we winning the war on doping and keeping sports clean and safe? Dr. Hackney will address these questions and provide a scientific approach for discussing doping, performance-enhancing drugs, and the use of hormones by athletes.

Anthony C. Hackney, PhD, DSc

Dr. Anthony C. Hackney is a professor in the Department of Exercise & Sports Science and Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health at UNC–Chapel Hill. Dr. Hackney’s research focuses on endocrine and metabolic responses to physical stress, particularly how reproductive steroid hormones are modulated by the stress of exercise. He is the author of more than 200 publications and has edited two books and written two books in the exercise physiology–endocrinology area, the latest being Doping, Performance-Enhancing Drugs, and Hormones in Sport. He is a three-time Fulbright Scholar recipient and fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology.