2023 Health and Safety

FASEB recognizes that health and safety are of paramount importance for its conference participants. This is a very fluid time, and FASEB will continue to evaluate what is needed to ensure you are comfortable and we meet safely. FASEB will communicate additional, 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 and fees, etc.

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, at its in-person conferences. 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.

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). 

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.

For its 2022 conferences, the following protocols were instituted: a COVID-19 vaccination was required for all in-person conference participants. Conference participants were asked for verification of COVID vaccination records before receiving credentials to access the in-person conference. Individuals were 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 encouraged all participants to obtain a booster dose as well.

Detailed guidelines for the 2023 FASEB conferences will be announced in spring 2023.