During these challenging times, AAAE is committed to continuing to provide a safe and healthy environment for all Annual Conference participants and staff. While AAAE cannot guarantee that Annual Conference attendees will not become infected with COVID-19, AAAE has adopted preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at our Annual Conference in accordance with guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Mandalay Bay Resort. In addition, AAAE will comply with all applicable requirements imposed by federal, state, or local health authorities for the locality in which the conference is taking place. However, the responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among the event organizers, event venues, and event attendees. Towards this end, all conference attendees are expected to also comply with all applicable requirements imposed by federal, state, or local health authorities for the locality in which the conference is taking place, and in addition to our code of conduct, they are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions AAAE has implemented to protect against the spread of COVID-19 such as social distancing where applicable, wearing a digital contact tracing device, personal hygiene and hand sanitization, self-monitoring and self-reporting. These precautions are outlined in further detail below.
You should not attend the AAAE Annual Conference if you are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior to the conference or event, have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19. You also should not attend the AAAE Annual Conference if you believe that you may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for your treatment. In addition, conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact AAAE at email@example.com if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 10 days after participating in the AAAE Annual Conference. Any private health or personal data that may be received by AAAE in connection with such measures and precautions will be treated as confidentially as possible.
Once on site, AAAE requests that all conference attendees regularly and thoroughly wash or sanitize their hands throughout the day, observe social distancing guidelines where applicable, and for all unvaccinated attendees, wear facial coverings in meeting and event spaces during the conference (in accordance with CDC guidance). Further, in all meeting and event spaces at all times during the AAAE Annual Conference, attendees must wear a badge and maintain possession of their Volan device. To assist attendees in complying with the above, the following will be provided:
**All AAAE policies, including those contained herein, are subject to change. Should changes be made, a notification will be sent to all registered attendees.
Code of Conduct