Our Annual Meeting Code of Conduct

The American College of Epidemiology is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all 2024 Annual Meeting participants and staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff, and service providers, are expected to abide by the ACE Code of Conduct.

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated and is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form related to gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, age, experience, or other characteristic.
  • Use of hateful, obscene, defamatory, discriminatory, or violent language.
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images.
  • Unwelcome or uninvited attention or contact with another participant.
  • Expressed or implied threat of physical or professional harm.
  • Harassing photography or recording.
  • Sustained disruption of presentations, sessions, or other events.
  • Promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services in presentations or event public spaces.
  • Unauthorized copy or screen shots of presentations. All scientific content is the property of the author(s). Permission required for reuse.

ACE reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, including immediate removal from the 2024 Annual Meeting without warning or refund and restrictions on attendance at future ACE events.

If you experience harassment, notice unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please contact ACE Staff, an ACE Officer or a member of the ACE Board of Directors. We will be happy to help participants contact security or local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. 

You can contact ACE Staff by going to the Annual Meeting Registration Desk, which serves as the event's headquarters and center of assistance for all those taking part in the event. Staff can also contact ACE Leaders from this location. Thank you.