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Health and Wellness at EB 2022

As scientific societies working in the life sciences, the EB host societies support vaccines and vaccine research as essential tools in the fight against disease, including the current pandemic. For the health and safety of our members and community, EB 2022 is requiring COVID-19 vaccines for anyone attending the event. More information can be found at

All conference attendees will be asked to participate in and abide by all safety protocols implemented on-site for the event.

EB will consult with local and other health authorities, including the CDC and WHO, to determine appropriate measures to protect the health of conference participants and staff, including venue and other partner support. 

By attending EB, participants certify that in the fourteen days prior to the conference, they have not knowingly been exposed to or shown symptoms of a potentially contagious disease.

By registering to attend an in-person EB, participants agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of contagious illness before, during, and after the event. If participants show symptoms of illness within fourteen (14) days of an in-person EB conference, they agree to not attend. Participants agree to contact EB at if they experience symptoms of communicable illness either during or within fourteen (14) days after attending EB.  EB also encourages participants to take action to inform other attendees with whom they were in close contact at the event.  Due to the nature of the event, EB cannot guarantee, and does not represent, that it will or can inform participants that they have been potentially exposed.

EB will closely monitor all conditions and recommendations from local and global health authorities, such as the CDC and WHO, between now and the start of the event and reserve the right to modify health screening protocols at our discretion. EB will inform you of any such changes and as a condition of participation you agree you will follow these protocols.

Refer to EB policy webpage for updates.

Statement from the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC)
The PCC remains committed to the safety and well-being of all our guests, and throughout the course of the pandemic we have invested heavily in ensuring that our guests can return to the facility with confidence. Despite our commitment, we recognize that the risk of exposure to communicable disease exists in any public place where people are present. As such, you must follow all PCC policies, including safety policies and posted instructions while in the PCC. To reduce the risk you assume by entering this public space and to ensure your safety and the safety of others, please remember to wash your hands, wear your mask, and keep your physical distance from other guests.

ASPET congratulates the Pennsylvania Convention Center for achieving the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, the PCC is one of the largest venues in the northeast to receive the GBAC STAR™ accreditation.

The PCC requires its entire workforce to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with limited exceptions as may be required by law. PCC policies will be updated as conditions warrant, but as of 11/15/2021, the Pennsylvania Convention Center has a policy that requires masks be worn inside the facility.

How is EB Protecting Your Research 

EB policies on photography and participant conduct are designed to help protect your research. The code of conduct prohibits unauthorized photography of your work. The photography policy arms you with icons to help communicate to other participants whether they have your permission to capture your poster or slides.  EB has also engaged a virtual poster vendor who can prevent downloads of virtual poster PDFs and has hired an ombuds to investigate and resolve any reports of code of conduct violations.

If you are a presenter, we strongly encourage your use of the photo icons described below.

EB Photography and Recording Policy

EB is committed to honoring the rights of copyright owners and to respectful sharing of scientific research and data.  Attendees at EB-sponsored scientific meetings or events are expected to adhere to this policy.  In response to a changing culture, presenters and exhibitors are invited to display a set of icons to indicate to the audience whether or not photography/recording of poster, presentation, or exhibit booth and sharing/remixing of the material is permitted. 

Download your preferred icon from the images below and include it in your presentation.

No Photo / Recording

OK to Photo / Recording - Creative Commons License

Read the full EB Photography and Recording Policy.

EB Code of Conduct

Experimental Biology (EB) is committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all event participants. It is EB’s policy that all forms of discrimination and harassment, sexual or otherwise, are prohibited in any EB events or activities.

EB participants (participants include sponsors, exhibitors, staff, attendees, venue employees and employees from other support suppliers) are expected to help us ensure a safe and positive conference experience for everyone and to abide by this Code of Conduct while attending EB.

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.

For questions, or to report discrimination or harassment you have witnessed or experienced, please contact

See the full EB Code of Conduct and a listing of all EB Policies. 

Last Updated: March 27, 2022
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