The Winter Clinics Committee maintains a commitment to the safety and health of our attendees while the COVID pandemic continues. Therefore, it has decided for the 2022 conference:
1) All registered conference attendees, exhibitors, and sponsor representatives appearing at Winter Clinics in person must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 using an FDA approved vaccine. NO exemptions are provided, even if one is unable to take the vaccine due to health considerations or doctor recommendation. Attendees have the option of engaging the educational content online.
Boosters are recommended, but not required.
While vaccination is encouraged for family attending, we will not be able to require it.
2) All Winter Clinics attendees/representatives must wear a face covering/mask in the Shore Lodge educational areas, exhibitor hall, and other common areas utilized by the conference. Utilization of masks in the narrow hallways is requested out of respect for others. Family members in the common areas are asked to mask as well.
If presenting or actively eating and drinking, the mask may be removed.
3) All attendees should consider any recent "unmitigated exposures"* to COVID+ persons and/or their personal health status just prior to coming to the event. If a person must self-quarantine or stay home due to illness, we will refund you down to the the online price for the registration ticket you chose. No full refunds will be provided. You must make this request prior to the start of the event February 24, 6 PM.
*By "unmitigated exposures" we mean following the normal public CDC guidelines for when to quarantine posted on their website. Their guidelines don't take into account healthcare workers who may be exposed routinely but mitigated by full PPE precautions. However, although those guidelines still say somebody exposed does not need to quarantine if vaccinated and with no symptoms, we also understand now that the Delta and Omicron variants may make those guidelines a bit outmoded. This is why we are also requiring everybody to wear a mask.
These safety protocols may be strengthened or loosened based on prevailing conditions closer to the event.
Cancellation Policy Self-initiated cancellation requests must be made in writing. For all other reasons besides a COVID-19 exposure and recommended quarantine, or isolation, they will be honored according to the following dates:
By January 26 100% of registration fee
By February 3 75% of registration fee
By February 10 50% of registration fee
By February 17 25% of registration fee
Any requests thereafter will receive no refunds.
Late Registration Fee Regular registrations made after February 11 are subject to a $35 surcharge, other than late banquet ticket purchases.
Use Agreement and Use of Likeness By participating in Winter Clinics, you agree that ACMS may record your image and/or voice during the event broadcast. Recordings may be rebroadcast as ACMS sees fit without your permission or compensation. Please consider confidentiality when discussing any patient cases during the conference.