NHF Conference Behavior Guidelines

It is the policy of the National Hemophilia Foundation that all participants, including attendees, exhibitors, vendors, NHF staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders at NHF meetings both in-person and virtually will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. 

Participants will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, respectful, inclusive, and professional environment at NHF Conferences both in person and virtually. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at NHF meetings is the responsibility of all participants.

We also expect participants to follow NHF's conference behavior on online and social media networks.

Unacceptable Conference Behavior

NHF will not tolerate any form of illegal discrimination or harassment on the basis an individual's race (including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), actual or perceived age (40 and older), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status (including status as a uniformed servicemember, a veteran, or dependent of a servicemember, or unfavorable discharge from military service), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, work authorization status,  or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Harassing conduct includes, but is not limited to: unlawful harassment, derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, or negative stereotyping; threatening, intimidating or hostile acts; denigrating jokes; and written, electronic, or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group and that place online or on-site at BDC 2023.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Upon receiving a report of unacceptable behavior, NHF’s priority will be the safety and security of participants. Sanctions for violating this Code of Conduct may range from verbal warning, being denied access to remainder of the meeting, to notifying appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated.

The following Agreements and Disclaimers are offered by and pertain to NHF’s BDC provided by the National Hemophilia Foundation and to the Conference speakers, presenters, sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers (collectively referred to herein as the “NHF”), and the person intending to attend and participate in the Conference. YOU AGREE NOT TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST, OR SEEK TO HOLD, OR HOLD LIABLE, NHF FOR THE USER’S USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED.

The information presented at BDC is solely intended for Consumers, Chapters and Healthcare professionals. You understand and agree that you are being provided the information for educational and informational purposes only and that information will be provided to educate you on the latest scientific, clinical, therapeutic, and educational advancements. Although NHF strives to present only current and accurate information at its Conference, you agree not to solely rely on this information or consider it to be any form of professional advice without additional independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Any decisions you make based on the information provided is voluntary and should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness and/or only after consultation with a healthcare professional. Information provided during the Conference or otherwise offered by NHF, is intended to provide you with updates on scientific, clinical, therapeutic, and educational advancements and is not meant to replace or in any way modify the advice of a healthcare professional without additional review by you. Any decisions as to how you use this information is in your sole discretion and NHF will not be liable for any liability that may arise from such use.

Given the stated purpose of the information presented at the Conference, you agree that NHF is not responsible in any manner or to any extent for the consequences of any action(s) taken by any individual(s) as a result of using the information presented by NHF during the Conference. Further, NHF is not responsible for any information or content, or any actions that are based on such information or content, that is provided during the Conference.

NHF, at their sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse admission to or eject any person behaving dangerously or inappropriately. Admission and security representatives of NHF (Event Organizer) reserves the right to refuse entry and to eject anyone from the Conference, without limitation, for safety and health reasons.