Event Code of Conduct

Event Code of Conduct


NIAMRRE’s Event Code of Conduct applies to all National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research & Education (NIAMRRE) events, whether in-person at public or private facilities, on-line or during virtual events. NIAMRRE is committed to providing a productive and welcoming environment for all participants. All participants are expected to abide by this code.


This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. All determinations of appropriate or inappropriate behavior are in NIAMRRE’s sole discretion and the decision(s) of the NIAMRRE staff on-site will be final.


Expected Behavior

  • Treat all participants with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
  • Be considerate, respectful, and collegial.
  • Communicate with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
  • Avoid personal attacks directed toward other attendees.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of other event attendees and venue/contracted support staff. Alert event organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue, hotel, NIAMRRE contracted facility, or any other venue associated with a NIAMRRE event.


Unacceptable Behavior

  • Harassment in any form, including bullying, threatening, stalking, intimidation, microaggressions, insinuations or disparaging comments that are hurtful or interfere with any other attendee’s experience.
  • Sexual harassment, including but not limited to, unwanted or inappropriate conduct, unwanted sexual attention, comments, jokes, or advances.
  • Violence, threats of violence, or violent language directed against another person.
  • Possession of a weapon or any item that can be used as a weapon, which may be used to threaten or cause injury to others if used in a certain manner.
  • Discriminatory jokes and language based on sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, gender identity, religion/creed, national origin or political views.
  • Inappropriate photography or recording, including within the event environment for use on social media, without the prior permission of the individuals or owners of the content therein.
  • Failure to obey any rules or regulations of the event venue, including any destruction or vandalizing of personal or event property and materials.
  • Boisterous, lewd, or offensive behavior or language that disrupt the event, a session, or other formal or event segment in any way.
  • Falsely reporting violations of this Code and/or retaliating against another participant for reporting a violation of this Code.


Consequences for Unacceptable Behavior

Participants who are asked to stop their behavior will be expected to comply immediately. If an attendee or participant continues to violate this Code, NIAMRRE may take whatever actions it deems appropriate, including removal from event without refund, disqualification from attending future events, notification of participant’s employer, or notification of on-premises security or local law enforcement as necessary.


Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subjected to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify NIAMRRE staff, as soon as possible. All reported concerns will be treated seriously and investigated. All participants are expected to cooperate fully and honestly with any investigation.



We expect all conference participants (staff, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.



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Contact Information

Erica Baker, Member Development Specialist, ericah@niamrre.org



The views expressed by any event attendee, speaker, poster presenter, volunteer, sponsor, or service providers are not necessarily those of NIAMRRE. All attendees, speakers, poster presenters, volunteers, sponsors, and service providers are solely responsible for the content of all individual presentations, marketing collateral, and/or advertising.