Our Shared Commitment

PAS shares with all PAS 2023 Meeting attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff, and vendors a commitment to and responsibility for a safe and healthy environment for all event participants.

Safety and preventative measures implemented by PAS and PAS venues will take into consideration guidance from federal, state, and local public health authorities. But even as we implement these measures, please be aware PAS cannot fully eliminate all risks of harm to event participants or guarantee safety. Ultimately, as a PAS 2023 participant, you are responsible for your own safety. Please also recognize this is a fluid situation, and PAS safety procedures may change. We will update you as needed via the PAS website, emails, and other communication channels.

Your safety is our #1 priority. Here are a few key details to keep in mind when planning for our in-person meeting in Washington, D.C.

Vaccine Requirements – PAS supports following CDC guidelines which include vaccination and being current on boosters. Verification of vaccination by PAS will not be required.

Mask Requirements – Review and follow current CDC and applicable local guidance for protecting yourself from COVID-19. Masks will be available at PAS venues.

Local – District of Columbia – Face-covering is no longer required in retail businesses, entertainment venues, and most other public settings but remains mandatory in libraries, health care facilities, long-term care facilities, shelters, prisons, and District government buildings in which employees interact with the public.

CDC – The CDC recommends indoor masking for all only in communities deemed to be at high risk for COVID-19 based on hospitalizations, local hospital capacity, and new infections. (You can check your area’s risk level on the CDC’s website.)

Waiver and Release

By registering for the PAS 2023 Meeting, you understand and assume all risks associated with traveling and participating in the meeting and any associated events/activities (e.g. Opening Reception, off-site events). You (and on behalf of your guest(s)) voluntarily waive and release PAS, its employees, directors, officers, volunteers, agents, successors, licensees, assigns, vendors, exhibitors, and sponsors from any and all claims, liabilities, or causes of action, including without limitation, death, bodily injury, property damage, or any other loss, damage, or any inconvenience whatsoever, arising from participation in this meeting and any associated PAS events/activities whether or not such damage, injury, or loss may occur on the premises of the meeting, at offsite venues, in participating hotels or on event ground transportation.

While attending the PAS 2023 Meeting, you agree to comply with any government, health authority, venue, and/PAS safety procedures, health requirements, protocols, and PAS staff directives, throughout the meeting, and be aware these may change at any time. You understand as a registrant that your failure to comply with any health and safety requirements or protocols or failure to comply with any direction from the PAS staff on-site during the meeting may result in the loss of the right to attend or in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of your registration without refund.

Do not participate in PAS activities or discontinue participation if you feel unwell, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, were recently exposed to COVID-19, or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 during or within ten (10) days of the Event, or are unable to participate safely.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in helping keep each other healthy. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact