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APNA Participant Rules of Engagement

APNA is committed to delivering a welcoming conference for all. When you participate in an event hosted by APNA you are contributing to the overall experience, making us all accountable to each other. All participants at all APNA hosted events are expected to abide by the following:

Health Protocols

APNA does not currently require proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or a negative test result to attend an in-person meeting. Mask-wearing is optional, though encouraged.

APNA will comply with all applicable requirements from federal, state, and local health authorities. The responsibility for a safe and healthy environment is shared among conference organizers, the convention center, hotels, and attendees. Conference attendees are expected to comply with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on protecting against and reducing infection from COVID-19 or other diseases and follow applicable requirements from federal, state, and local health authorities, and any safety precautions APNA has implemented to protect against the spread of COVID-19 such as physical distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitization, adherence to pathway signage, self-monitoring, and self-reporting.

Additionally, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Refusal to adhere to policies may result in immediate removal from the conference and cancellation of registration, without refund.

APNA will continue to monitor the current health situation and update this information as needed.


Code of Conduct

APNA values the participation of each member of the community and endeavors to deliver a positive experience. Conference participants are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, courtesy, and respect for others, and maintain the highest level of professionalism at all times. All attendees, speakers, organizers, volunteers, partners, vendors, and staff at any APNA event are required to observe the Code of Conduct. APNA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience, including people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Be kind to others. Do not insult or defame participants. Harassment in any form, including sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes, is not condoned at APNA Events. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference at the sole discretion of APNA. Additional Community Rules & Etiquette can be found here:

APNA seeks to provide a secure environment at its events. Participants should report any behavior inconsistent with the principles outlined here, to on-site staff, security or venue personnel, or to


Liability Agreement

As a condition of participation, you hereby waive any claim you may have against the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented and release APNA from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from your participation or attendance at the program. You further understand and agree that all property rights in the material presented, including common law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or speaker or to APNA. You acknowledge that participation in APNA events and activities brings some risk, and you assume responsibility for your own well-being.


Terms of Service

Each APNA conference participant agrees to abide by the APNA Terms of Service as applicable to the conference.