AHCA/NCAL Virtual Events Code of ConductAll participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, AHCA/NCAL staff members, service providers, and all other participants are required to abide by this Virtual Programs Code of Conduct. This policy applies to all AHCA/NCAL meeting-related events, including social media, related online outlets, or related events sponsored by organizations other than AHCA/NCAL, but held in conjunction with this virtual event, on a public or private platform. AHCA/NCAL is committed to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care in a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all event participants.
AHCA/NCAL does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, experience, or religion by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, we request you inform Ramon Santiago, Vice President, Convention & Meetings, 202-898-2815, firstname.lastname@example.org, so that appropriate action can be taken.
Unacceptable behavior is defined as:
Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, sponsor, exhibitor, AHCA/NCAL staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest. Examples of verbal abuse include, but are not limited to: comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, unwelcome sexual advances, threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, sponsor, exhibitor, AHCA/NCAL staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the Expo Hall, or at other events organized by AHCA/NCAL throughout the virtual meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any AHCA/NCAL virtual event staff.
Presentations, postings, and messages within the platform should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. AHCA/NCAL reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.
Copying or taking screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.
Sharing personal event registration sign on information with other individuals to attempt circumventing registration payment.
AHCA/NCAL reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior. AHCA/NCAL reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtual or in person, and seek legal action against violators where applicable.