COVID-19 Guidelines

WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY

In light of ongoing concerns regarding COVID and other communicable health risks, MDA will implement health and safety protocols appropriate to the public health circumstances existing at the time of the Conference. MDA will exercise reasonable efforts to utilize protocols that will comply with or exceed any federal, state and local public health requirements and be consistent with then-prevailing public health standards. Those protocols may include the following: vaccination, proof of COVID status, self-monitoring, biometric screening, symptom checkers, contact tracing, use of personal protective equipment and social distancing, or other similar measures.

Code of Conduct

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Participation in Conference events and activities carries some risk, and by attending, Attendees assume responsibility for their own well-being. All Attendees must follow posted instructions while participating in Conference events and activities. Failure to follow all protocols in effect and required by MDA, the venue provider, and governing authorities during the Conference may result in registration cancellation without refund.

Assumption of Risk

By registering for the Conference, I hereby assume all risks associated with, resulting from, or arising in connection with, participation, in any capacity, in the Conference or any Conference-related activities, including, without limitation, all risks of theft, loss, harm, damage, illness or sickness (including those caused by known or unknown infectious or communicable disease such as COVID, H1N1, or other illness or sickness caused by bacteria, fungi, microorganisms or viruses), or injury to the person (including death) or property damage, whether caused by negligence, intentional act, accident, act of God, or otherwise.

Waiver, Release, and Indemnification

As a condition of my participation in the Conference, I agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify MDA, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, chapters, licensees, cooperating entities, agencies, their representatives, heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns (the “Protected Parties”) from any and all claims of mine, my spouse, family members, or others arising from my injury or loss due to my participation in the Conference, including those arising from the inherent risks of attending the Conference or the negligence of the Protected Parties to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Acknowledgment of Understanding; Severability; Jurisdiction

I FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE I HAVE READ THIS LIABILITY WAIVER, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS. I FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE AND, I AM AGREEING TO A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY. IF ANY PORTION OF THIS AGREEMENT IS HELD INVALID, IT IS AGREED THAT THE BALANCE SHALL, NOTWITHSTANDING, CONTINUE IN FULL LEGAL FORCE AND EFFECT.

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York.