SOMSA 2022
 
SOMA Code of Conduct

The Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and SOMA staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, SOMA staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy. This Policy applies to all SOMA meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than SOMA but held in conjunction with SOMA events, in public or private facilities.

Responsible Drinking: At most SOMA networking events both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served. SOMA expects participants at our events to drink responsibly. SOMA and Meeting host event staff have the right to deny service to participants for any reason and may require a participant to leave the event.

Personal Safety and Security: SOMA works diligently to provide a safe and secure environment at its meetings and events by working with venue staff to make sure meeting participants are safe. We ask that all attendees report any questionable or concerning activity to SOMA staff so that they can take immediate action. No concern is too small, if you see something, say something.

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Don’t wear your meeting badge on the street. Take it off as soon as you leave the building/venue.
  • Don’t leave personal property unattended anywhere, anytime.
If it is an emergency or if you need immediate assistance, you should ask any SOMA staff member or the on-site security personnel to help you.

Unacceptable Behavior:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, SOMA staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • SOMA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, SOMA asks you contact a staff member on-site so that we can take the appropriate action.
  • SOMA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and SOMA reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting. 
 
 
By registering for the SOMA Scientific Assembly you agree to comply with the SOMA Code of Conduct.