Code of Conduct

Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at the Science, Health and Engineering Policy and Diplomacy Conference is the highest priority for meeting organizers and is a responsibility of all participants. Any actions or words that prevent this from happening will not be tolerated.

All meeting participants are expected to:

  • conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
  • treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment
  • avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or religious views
  • communicate openly, with civil attitudes, critiquing ideas rather than individuals
  • immediately alert meeting organizers (Kevin Lansey, Hassan Vafai, or Christopher Scott) if you experience discrimination or harassment, notice someone in distress, or perceive a potentially inappropriate or dangerous situation