Code of Conduct for IAHR Congresses and Conferences

The IAHR expects the organizers of any IAHR Congress/Conference to ensure that these events are accessible and productive for every attendee, irrespective of age, disability, gender identity, physical appearance, race, religion, belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or maternity. Harassment in any form will not be tolerated. Participants are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

Professional Behavior: Maintain a professional demeanor. Act with courtesy, respect, and awareness of cultural differences and sensitivities.

Zero Tolerance for Harassment: Harassment, sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments, or jokes are strictly prohibited. Harassment can encompass a range of actions including but not limited to sustained disruption of talks, inappropriate physical contact, unsolicited sexual attention or innuendos, intimidation, stalking, unauthorized photography or recording, and derogatory remarks about the protected characteristics mentioned above.

Constructive Communication: Engage in productive questions and discussions. Avoid insults or derogatory remarks about fellow attendees.

Appropriate Communication: All discourse should be suitable for a diverse professional audience.

Participants who are instructed to desist from any inappropriate behavior, for instance by the session chair, must comply immediately. Non-compliance or violations of these guidelines may result in the attendee being asked to exit the event, a decision that rests with the organizers.

The expectations and requirements outlined in this Code of Conduct extend beyond the physical conference venue and encompass all interactions related to the IAHR Congress/Conference, including but not limited to virtual meetings, social media engagements, social gatherings in public places and any other platforms or activities associated with the event.

Any attendee who wants to report a breach of this policy or seek assistance should confidentially contact the Secretary General of the IAHR, another IAHR officer, or a representative from the local organizing committee.