Dear conference participants,

Thank you to all of the conference delegates, organising committee, expert panelists, lead authors, co-authors, methods authors and scribes for their incredible work and sharing of expertise at the 6th Consensus Conference.

We appreciate all of your efforts and collaborative discussions as we continue to move forward with the consensus process.  We were thrilled to have the athlete voice, parasport considerations and ethics included in the meeting.  We also appreciate the comments in the open meeting from athletes and many stakeholder perspectives.  This made for a rich discussion during the open panel sessions and the feedback has been excellent.  Thank you all for your participation!

Along side of this statement, you will see a copy of the methods slides that outline the overall process.  Please note that there is still much work to be done to come to the final consensus recommendations.  As such, we appreciate all of your efforts to maintain the scientific integrity of the process and for not sharing any of the work in progress as it is not yet in final and published format.  We truly appreciate each of your contributions to the process and look forward to sharing the outputs with you in the second quarter of 2023.


Kathryn Schneider, Jon Patricios, Mike McNamee and Bob Cantu on behalf of the Scientific Committee