COVID-19 SAFETY ACKNOWLEDGMENT -- LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS
By attending the 2022 National Assembly, you certify that you have not experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath among others within the past fourteen (14) days. To the best of your knowledge have not been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for your treatment. Over the Assembly dates (September 28 - October 1, 2022) AOPA will put in place and expect all attendees to follow the current guidelines and rules issued by the CDC.
DUTY TO SELF-MONITOR:
Participants and volunteers agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (or other communal diseases) (symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath) and, contact info@AOPAnet.org if he/she experiences symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after participating or volunteering with AOPA.
RELEASE AND WAIVER.
I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE AGAINST THE AOPA, TXSOPP AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, INCLUDING IN EACH CASE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, EITHER IN LAW OR IN EQUITY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, FAULT OR CONDUCT OF ANY KIND ON THE PART OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, BY ATTENDING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE ASSEMBLY, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN A FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO THE RELEASED PARTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AOPA staff. Attendees are expected to treat everyone with respect and to be considerate of the multitude of views and opinions that are different than their own. Accordingly, all participants, including but not limited to attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, staff and others ("Participants") are expected to abide by the Meetings & Conferences Code of Conduct (this "Code"). AOPA has a zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by Participants at our meetings. Set forth below are examples of conduct that will not be condoned at any AOPA event:
Harassment, sexual harassment, bullying or intimidation in any form, including any verbal, written (including texts and postings on social media), or physical conduct designed to threaten, intimidate, humiliate, or coerce another Participant.
Unwelcome sexual attention, including but not limited to sexualized comments or jokes, displaying sexually explicit material, inappropriate or unwelcome touching, groping or sexual advances.
Discrimination, in any form, based on gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, physical appearance, age, race, religion, or national origin.
Physical or verbal abuse of any meeting Participant.
Sustained or disrespectful disruption of presentations or meetings.
This Code applies to all conduct that occurs at AOPA meeting venues, including ancillary events and social gatherings, whether officially sponsored by AOPA or not. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, AOPA asks that you promptly inform an AOPA staff member so that appropriate action can be taken. Your report will be taken seriously. Confidentiality will be maintained during the investigation to the extent possible without jeopardizing the thoroughness of the investigation. After considering the available information, AOPA leadership or their designees will take any action deemed necessary and appropriate. Consequences may include, but are not limited to, warnings, immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, and/or exclusion from any future AOPA meeting or event.
AOPA may take photographs and/or video during the event for various marketing purposes. By attending this event, you consent to your image being captured and used.