The AACS is committed to providing our attendees with top-quality education and networking opportunities in a safe, responsible way. See below regarding our health and safety policies.
Participating in the AACS Annual Scientific Meeting during the ongoing pandemic carries risk due to the contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus. Attendees and guests are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy established by the World Health Organization. The AACS relies on attendees’ and guests’ representations and does not independently verify vaccination status.
In addition, attendees and guests must agree to follow all required health and safety guidelines, protocols, policies, regulations, and mandates relating to attendance at the Annual Scientific Meeting, including, but not limited to, World Health Organization guidelines, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, statutes, regulations, and other mandates applicable to the city of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada, as well as any additional requirements imposed by the AACS or an Annual Scientific Meeting venue (regardless of whether international, national, or local laws allow otherwise).
Attendees and guests attend the Annual Scientific Meeting voluntarily and at their own risk. They must monitor their health status and cannot attend the Annual Scientific Meeting if they are symptomatic of COVID-19 or believe they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
An attendee’s failure to comply with required safety protocols or follow the direction of the AACS staff on site may result in the loss of their right to attend or participate in the Annual Scientific Meeting, including forfeiture of any registration fees paid.
Mandalay Bay Convention Center Health and Safety Commitment
MGM Resorts is committed to ongoing engagement with medical experts as well as federal, state, and local officials for the health and safety of our guests and employees. They have taken the important lessons learned during the pandemic and embedded them into many parts of their operations.
- Attendees and guests are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy established by the World Health Organization.
- Following CDC guidance and requirements set forth by the State of Nevada, masks are required for all guests and employees in all inside public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
- Easy access to hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes provided by Clorox throughout the facilities.
- Increased the amount of routine cleaning, with a focus on high-touch surfaces and common areas using clean products that meet EPA guidelines.
- Enhanced air quality that circulates up to 100% outside fresh air and supplies up to 12 air exchanges per hour.
- Distance between seats during lectures and at tables during meals.
- Additional requirements as mandated by the facilities, the AACS, and the city or country.
As you make your travel plans, we recommend the following:
- All travel reservations are made at your own risk. The AACS cannot make guarantees around individual travel plans. Consider purchasing travel insurance to cover your personal travel-related expenses. Read the legal language carefully to assure that the policy covers pandemics and specifically COVID-19.
- Check current COVID-19 restrictions related to Las Vegas, NV.
- Stay informed of travel policies set by the airlines at the time you book your ticket and when you travel.