Health and Safety for 2023 In-Person Conferences

The health and safety of conference participants and staff are of paramount importance to FASEB. We periodically review our Health and Safety policies to ensure alignment with public health recommendations and local guidelines. The health and safety policies for FASEB’s 2023 in-person conferences have been updated as of March 30, 2023:

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

As a scientific society working in the life sciences, FASEB supports vaccines and vaccine research as essential tools in the fight against disease, including the current pandemic. 

Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for all in-person conference participants. Conference participants will be asked to certify that they are fully vaccinated or will be fully vaccinated by the date of the event when registering for any FASEB in-person conference. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated based on the current definition established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which includes the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The CDC lists authorized vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and those authorized by the WHO. FASEB encourages all participants to obtain a booster dose as well. 

Mask Policy

Masks are welcome but no longer required. FASEB reserves the right to revise this policy if local, state, or national conditions warrant a change. 

Any guidelines in effect at the conference location will be considered the minimum requirements. FASEB reserves the right to impose more stringent requirements, including mask-wearing protocols, should the public health status change before the start of the conference.  FASEB will communicate any conference-specific safety information closer to each meeting. Additional details provided may include verification of vaccination procedures/requirements, mask policies, social distancing, daily health self-assessments, venue-related health protocols, local testing locations, fees, etc. In-person conference participants who are not in compliance with the health and safety guidelines issued for a FASEB conference will not be admitted to the event and/or will be asked to leave without a refund.

Please consider testing yourself before arriving at the conference location and bringing COVID-19 test kits and masks with you. If you experience symptoms of illness before picking up your conference badge or develop symptoms while onsite, do not enter the conference space. Please see a medical professional (scheduling and fees are the responsibility of the participant).

No precautions can eliminate the risk of exposure to communicable diseases. While this policy is intended to encourage responsible behavior and minimize the risk of exposure, conference participants understand that they are assuming the risk of contracting a communicable disease while attending a FASEB in-person conference.