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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:

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:


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.