ASBMR is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all program participants. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors, ASBMR staff members, service providers, and all other participants will treat others with respect and consideration and abide by the Code of Conduct for ASBMR Programs. This Policy applies to both in-person and virtual ASBMR programs, including those sponsored by organizations other than ASBMR and held in conjunction with ASBMR programs, on public or private platforms.
ASBMR has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment by participants, including but not limited to sexual or racial harassment. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, immediately inform either Douglas Fesler, ASBMR Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 202-367-2341 or Angela Belusik, Senior Education Manager, email@example.com, +1 202-367-2476.
Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:
- Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form – verbal, written, etc.
- Disruption of presentations during sessions and not complying with the instructions of the moderator and/or ASBMR staff.
- Communication of promotional materials in presentations, postings, and messages, including special offers, job opportunities, product announcements, or solicitation for services unless previously approved by ASBMR. ASBMR reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban from the event the source of the solicitations.
- Capturing or copying any presentation, questions and answers (Q&A) or chat room activity that takes place during the event unless expressly permitted by ASBMR staff.
- Verbal or written abuse, including but not limited to unwelcome or offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, veteran status, or marital status; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations; or threatening or stalking in any kind of manner toward any participant.
- Retaliation for reporting harassment and reporting an incident in bad faith.
ASBMR reserves the right to take any action deemed appropriate, including immediate removal from the event without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable or discriminatory behavior; the right to prohibit attendance at any future program, virtually or in person should a violation of these principles occur.