POSTED: October 27th 2008

MLB plots HGH summit

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT / Sports Features Communications

LOS ANGELES: Major League Baseball has teamed up with Foley & Lardner LLP law firm and the University of California at Los Angeles to conduct a Human Growth Hormone summit.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California will hold the meeting on Monday, November 10 at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows.

The meeting - entitled Growth Hormone: Barriers to Implementation of HGH Testing in Sports - will be chaired by Dr Gary Green, clinical professor in the division of Sports Medicine at the David Geffen School at UCLA and Major League Baseball’s consultant on performance-enhancing drugs.

Leading anti-doping experts from around the world will gather to attempt to identify the scientific, medical, legal and ethical issues which must be addressed before Human Growth Hormone testing can be considered a routine part of sports drug testing.

Topics to be addressed at the meeting will focus on the  current testing methods for identifying the use of HGH and the viability of urine testing in the future, investigating the use of more widespread blood testing, looking at better strategies for testing and finally understanding the United States laws regarding the regulation and distribution of HGH.

Participants interested to attend may enroll online by visiting and clicking “Growth Hormone Summit” or by calling   (310) 794-2620  . There will be a $100 tuition fee, which will include registration, a continental breakfast, lunch and the course syllabus.

Keywords · Major League Baseball · Foley & Lardner LLP law firm · University of California at Los Angeles · Human Growth Hormone · David Geffen School of Medicine · the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows · Dr. Gary Green

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