Code of Conduct for APS Meetings

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The 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) will be held in Spokane, Washington, October 17-21, 2022. All technical sessions will be held in the Spokane Convention Center, located at 334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, Washington 99201. The Davenport Grand Hotel is located at 333 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, Washington, 99201, with an indoor walkway connection to the Spokane Convention Center.

Travel time from the Spokane International Airport (GEG) to The Davenport Hotel is approximately 7.8 miles to The Davenport Hotel. There is a variety of ground transportation vehicles available outside of baggage claim.

Poster Session boards are freestanding, with a display area measuring four (4) feet high by eight (8) feet wide. Pushpins are provided.

All oral presentations will be set to project widescreen 16.9 format.

When and Where
  • 10/17/2022 7:00 AM EDT
  • 10/21/2022 5:00 PM EDT
  • Spokane Convention Center
  • Spokane
  • WA
  • ATTENDEE LIABILITY WAIVER, RELEASE, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK: COVID-19

    Relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to Attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the APS DPP Annual Meeting may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, Attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the APS and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, officials, employees, agents, volunteers, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the APS DPP Annual Meeting. In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to Attendee’s attendance at the APS DPP Annual Meeting, In-Person attendees agree to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by APS and the Spokane Convention Center, including, but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, to protect, as much as possible, the health and safety of all DPP attendees.


    APS Recommends:


    1. Being Up To Date according to CDC Guidelines* against COVID-19 prior to attending the meeting with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (ie., Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson and Johnson/Janssen, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Covaxin, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covovax, or Nuvaxovid) CDC Vaccination Guidance; and,


    2. Receiving a self-monitored or pharmacy supervised negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to entering the meeting facility or a PCR negative COVID-19 test within 3 days prior to entering the meeting facility. Attendee acknowledges and represents that Attendee's in-person participation in the APS DPP Annual Meeting is voluntary.


    Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that Attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the APS DPP Annual Meeting.


    ON BEHALF OF ATTENDEE AND ATTENDEES’ CHILDREN, SPOUSE, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, ATTENDEE HEREBY RELEASES, COVENANTS NOT TO SUE, DISCHARGES, AND HOLDS HARMLESS THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY (APS) AND THEIR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES, OF AND FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ATTENDEE’S PARTICIPATION IN THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY DIVISION OF PLASMA PHYSICS ANNUAL MEETING.


    Attendee understands and agrees that the law of the State of Maryland will govern this Waiver, Release, and Assumption of Risk. By completing this registration, all In-Person Attendees acknowledge that they have carefully read and fully understand this Waiver, Release, and Assumption of Risk and knowingly assume the risks described above and waives In-Person Attendee’s rights concerning liability as described above. APS is continuously monitoring current transmission rates and CDC guidance and may modify its practices ahead of this meeting.

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