Virtual Convention | May 26-27, 2021

APS Code of Conduct

APS is committed to science being conducted, discussed, presented, and published in ways that promote the lively and productive exchange of ideas. To demonstrate this commitment, APS expects all convention attendees, whether interacting in-person or virtually, to conduct themselves professionally and, out of respect for others and for the spirit of our gathering, refrain from actions or speech that could reasonably be construed as harassing or personally disparaging.  

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:  

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions.  
  • Harmful or prejudicial spoken or written comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or other personal characteristics, including those protected by U.S. law.  
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images.  
  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm.  
  • Inappropriate disruption of meetings or events.  

Please see the following guidelines regarding presentations, activity, and content in the 2021 APS Virtual Convention:   

  • Sharing screen shots, photographs, video, or audio recording of oral or poster presentations, slides, Q&A, and chat room activity without the express consent of presenters and APS is prohibited.   
  • Participants are expected to comply immediately with any request to stop a behavior that violates the code of conduct.   
  • Data collection is expected to be completed in accordance with governing ethical and legal standards.  
  • Access to the Virtual Convention is strictly limited to the registered individual. Sharing login credentials is prohibited.  

Reporting misconduct to APS:  
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Consequences of misconduct may include: 

  • Immediate removal from Convention without refund.  
  • Restriction from participation in future APS meetings and events.  
  • Termination of APS membership or positions on current or future boards, panels and committees.