APV Code of Conduct

The Association of Primate Veterinarians (“APV”) does not discriminate against individuals or groups regarding APV membership and/or APV event attendance. However, APV reserves the right to deny registration to individuals or revoke a registration and remove and/or exclude that individual from and APV function for any reason, including, but not limited to an individual’s or group’s previous history of affiliation with organizations that make or have made a practice of opposing the beliefs, mission, and/or affiliation(s) of APV and/or has a prior history of negative interaction with APV.

Consent Clause

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, APV meetings, events, and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by APV and other authorized third parties, including but not limited to the venue, the host city, and the host CVB. Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance.

Communicable Disease Related Hold Harmless, Release, Waiver Of Liability, and Indemnity Agreement

The Association of Primate Veterinarians (hereafter “APV”) strongly encourages you to be fully vaccinated before participating in its on-site Workshop being held in Kansas City, Missouri in October 2021 (hereafter “Workshop”). By submitting this Registration to attend the APV Annual Workshop, I Acknowledge and Agree:

  1. that I will comply with all Federal, State and local Kansas City/Jackson County, Missouri laws, regulations, requirements and recommendations that are in place at that time

  2. that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present;
  3. to assume all risks that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while attending or participating in activities conducted as part of the APV Annual Workshop;

  4. on behalf of myself and my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, next of kin and others with whom I may interact not to hold APV, the City of Kansas City, Missouri and/or the owner of any premises where such activities are conducted and their respective officials, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, contractors, servants, sponsors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively “Releasees”) liable for any risks, injuries, illness, infections or damages arising because of my attendance at the APV Annual Workshop;

  5. to RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE and COVENANT NOT TO SUE on behalf of myself and my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, next of kin and on behalf of others with whom I interact any or all of the Releasees for any injuries, illness, infections or damages and/or any claim or demands arising from my attendance and participation in the APV Annual Workshop; and

  6. TO DEFEND, SAVE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES FROM ALL CLAIMS OF EVERY KIND INCLUDING ALL COSTS OF DEFENSE ARISING OUT OF, OR WHICH WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED BUT FOR MY ATTENDANCE AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN THE APV ANNUAL WORKSHOP. I HAVE READ THIS COMMUNICABLE DISEASE RELATED HOLD HARMLESS, RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SUBMITTING THE REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE APV ANNUAL WORKSHOP, AND HAVE AGREED TO ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT, ASSURANCE OR GUARANTEE BEING MADE TO ME AND INTEND MY ACCEPTANCE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.

APV Workshop Code of Conduct

APV is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all workshop participants and APV staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, sponsors, APV staff members, service providers, and all others are expected to abide by this Workshop Code of Conduct. This policy applies to all APV meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than APV but held in conjunction with APV events, on public or private platforms.

APV 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, APV asks that you inform Betty Cartwright at betty.cartwright@aalas.org so that we can take the appropriate action.

Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:

  •  Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, sponsor, APV staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest
  • Examples of verbal abuse 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, sponsor, APV staff member, service provider, or other workshop guest.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions or at other events organized by APV throughout the workshop. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any APV event staff.

APV reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the workshop without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and APV reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.