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Registration Policies

Cancellation/Refunds

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to info@augs.org by September 4, 2018. Cancellations made on or before September 4, 2018, will be eligible for a refund less a $50 processing fee. AUGS will not refund cancellations received after September 4, 2018. All refunds will be processed 2-3 weeks after PFD Week.

Payment

Acceptable forms of payment include: checks made payable to AUGS (drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars), VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Full payment must accompany all registration forms. Registration forms without full payment will be returned for completion. Registration will not be processed without payment. 

There is a $25 fee for badge reprinting onsite. 

Photograph Permission

By registering for the meeting, individuals grant AUGS permission to use any photographs taken.


American with Disabilities Act

AUGS only uses facilities that are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance while attending the meeting, please check the box marked “Special Needs” on your registration form and AUGS will contact you. AUGS must have notice by September 1, 2018 to accommodate your request.

 

AUGS’ Commitment to Meeting Attendees – Meeting Code of Conduct

AUGS is committed to providing a safe, professional and productive meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of scientific ideas, promotes equal opportunities and treatment of all participants, supports diversity, and is free of harassment and discrimination.

Speakers are expected to demonstrate scientific integrity and professional ethics. AUGS recognizes that professional and well-intentioned scientists and clinicians can and do disagree; PFD Week is intended to serve as a forum to consider and debate science-relevant viewpoints in an orderly, respectful, and fair manner.  All participants are expected to treat others with respect and consideration and alert staff or security of any dangerous situations or anyone in distress. This statement applies to all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff, contractors, volunteers, and guests at the Annual Meeting and related events.

AUGS will not tolerate any form of harassment, sexual or otherwise. Harassment includes speech or behavior that is not welcome or is personally offensive, whether it is based on ethnicity, gender, religion, age, body size, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other reason not related to scientific merit. It includes stalking, unnecessary touching, and unwelcome attention. Behavior that is acceptable to one person may not be acceptable to another, so use discretion to be sure that respect is communicated. Harassment intended in a joking manner still constitutes unacceptable behavior. Retaliation for reporting harassment is also a violation of the Code of Conduct, as is reporting an incident in bad faith. Harassment should be reported immediately to an AUGS staff member.

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