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Accessibility

GSA is committed to assisting attendees with special needs. If you have accessibility questions or requests, please e-mail mahoney@genetics-gsa.org. If you have difficulty in walking long distances, consider renting a scooter from Scoot Around. They will deliver your scooter and pick it up when you no longer need it. For more details, visit www.scootaround.com or call (888) 441-7575.

Code of Conduct

GSA expects attendees and exhibitors to respect each other, GSA staff, and American University staff, and to behave in a courteous fashion. Attendees should adhere to common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior towards any other attendee, GSA staff, or American University staff will not be tolerated. When at the meeting, immediately report any incidents in which you feel a meeting attendee is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner at the meeting registration desk or to Anne Marie Mahoney at mahoney@genetics-gsa.org. Please contact: society@genetics-gsa.org if you need to file a formal complaint.

Family Room

A Family Room for nursing mothers will be available at the conference. Please note that parents and guardians are responsible for providing infant care supplies. The Family Room is unsupervised and the Genetics Society of America and the conference site are not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur.

Internet

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Social Media/Photo/Video Policy

Live tweeting of presentations is allowed unless the speaker explicitly opts out by stating so at the start of his or her talk. Taking or sharing photos or videos of posters is permitted only with the presenter’s consent during the assigned poster session. Taking photos of posters while the presenter is not present is strictly prohibited. By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials.

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