Code of Conduct

The ASBMB is committed to providing a professional, friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all participants at its Special Symposia, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or other protected class.
We expect all ASBMB Special Symposia participants and speakers to help ensure a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.

Unacceptable behaviors will not be tolerated during any portion of an ASBMB Special Symposium. Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant 

  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or other personal characteristics
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography
  • Photographing slides of oral presentations and posters without the written permission of the presenter/author
  • Recording of scientific and other sessions without the written permission of the presenter and the program administrator
  • Inappropriate disruption of scientific sessions or other events
  • Unwelcome and uninvited contact
  • Physical assault (including unwelcome touch or groping)
  • Real or implied threat of physical harm
  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm

If you witness or are the recipient of unacceptable behavior: 

Contact local authorities immediately to report the incident if the behavior is criminal in nature,.  

Promptly create a written detailed summary (as soon as you can) for future recall.

Share with an ASBMB staff member or via email, meetings@asbmb.org

Information related to reported unacceptable behavior will be handled confidentially, discreetly and promptly. Complaints will be timely investigated by ASBMB or a third party on their behalf.   

Those who are in violation of ASBMB’s code of conduct will be asked to immediately depart the symposium, at their own expense.

Direct all inquiries to meetings@asbmb.org.