VIRTUAL MEETING CODE OF CONDUCT

The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (“ACOOG” or “Association”) is committed to maintaining attendees’ confidence and trust by providing a safe, productive, and welcoming virtual environment for all meeting participants and ACOOG staff. ACOOG expects all meeting attendees (including, without limitation, paid and complimentary registrants, official guests, speakers, exhibitors, and vendors) to maintain high standards of professional conduct and comply with this Code of Conduct set forth for the meeting. To the degree that an attendee, individually or collectively, purposefully circumvents or otherwise violates this Code of Conduct, the ACOOG deems such conduct a serious infraction of this Code that jeopardizes that attendee’s ability to attend this meeting and future ACOOG meetings. ACOOG reserves the right to revoke the conference registration or exhibition participation and fees, without refund, of any attendee not in compliance with this Code of Conduct.

  1. The ACOOG is committed to maintaining an environment that encourages respect and dignity for everyone. As part of the commitment, the Association prohibits harassment, intimidation, and discrimination by attendees towards other attendees or towards staff before, during, or after their course of business regarding the virtual meeting.

  2. ACOOG expects attendees to uphold the professional and educational purposes of ACOOG and its events by respecting the rights, privacy, safety, and dignity of all persons. ACOOG expects individual attendees to exercise professionalism, consideration, and respect in their communications (oral and written) and actions. ACOOG expects individual attendees to refrain from harassing speech or other similar behavior.

  3. Attendees may not engage in any of the following: (a) abuse of any attendee or staff member, including but not limited to, verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, political views/affiliation, or national origin; (b) inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations; and (c) threatening or stalking behavior towards any attendee or staff member.

  4. The ACOOG will not allow disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by ACOOG throughout the virtual meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any ACOOG virtual event staff.

  5. Presentations, postings, and messages can not contain promotional materials, messages or information about specific products, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. ACOOG reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those promotions or solicitati.