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Hybrid ISEE 2022 Conference Policy



By registering for an ISEE Virtual and/or Hybrid Event, you acknowledge your registration is subject to ISEE’s Privacy Policy.

All virtual attendees of the Hybrid ISEE 2022 must comply with the Hybrid Conference Policy.
If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact delegateservices@isee2022.org.


Preliminary remarks


The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) strongly believes in attendees’ participation and in this respect intends to facilitate virtual access for attendees to its ISEE 2022 Conference through the use of electronic means (a “Hybrid Conference”) in addition to on premises access. ISEE facilitates Hybrid Conferences by providing attendees the opportunity to follow the proceedings of the meeting and to participate virtually during the Hybrid Conference. ISEE is not required by law to facilitate Hybrid Conferences. ISEE explicitly reminds its attendees that this is a new application and ISEE will offer this possibility for the first time. Even though ISEE has used its best efforts to ensure that attendees are offered the best in market, attendees may experience issues that are common to any innovative application. 


1. General


1.1 ISEE aims to assist the ISEE 2022 Conference delegates who wish to attend the Hybrid Conference virtually by providing an adequate opportunity to participate electronically and real time during the Hybrid Conference.

1.2 The platform for the Hybrid Conference will be provided by the Third-Party Agent with access via the Third-Party Agent.

1.3 Virtual attendees must identify themselves electronically via the Third-Party Agent to enter the Hybrid Conference through a secured access as set out in the Terms of Use of the Third Party Agent.

1.4 Participation instructions for Attendees will be included in the relevant convocation of the Hybrid Conference.

1.5 The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology reserves the right at all times to modify, suspend, cancel or restrict the mechanisms for electronic participation when this becomes necessary or advisable for technical or security reasons.


2. Special Assistance


The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology is committed to diversity, inclusion, and making our website and the ISEE 2022 Conference website and other digital assets readily accessible to the interested parties, including to those with disabilities. We are continually improving all digital assets to comply with all standard accessibility guidelines. If you have questions regarding accessibility of the site and content, please contact delegateservices@isee2022.org.


3. Meeting rights by Virtual Attendees in Hybrid Conference


3.1 Each Attendee may follow the proceedings of the Hybrid Conference virtually and participate in real time electronically, provided that he timely selects this option via the Third-Party Agent in accordance with the instructions provided in the convocation of the Hybrid Conference.

3.2 Virtual Attendees are strongly advised to log in via the Third-Party Agent to the on line platform facilitating the Hybrid Conference prior to the start of the Hybrid Conference.

3.3 Delegates attending the Hybrid Conference, either virtually, or in-person, are counted at the start of the Hybrid Conference as in-person attendees for calculating how many Attendees are represented at the Hybrid Conference.

3.4 Meeting sessions will be recorded and will be made available after the Conference.


4. Cancellation


The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology reserves the right to cancel the Conference due to unforeseen circumstances.


5. Technical infrastructure


5.1 ISEE ensures, to the extent reasonably possible, that the technical infrastructure for virtual participation in a Hybrid Conference is properly in place, secured and accessible for Attendees with compatible devices. ISEE will make use of reputable third parties for providing the technical infrastructure required for conducting Hybrid Conferences.

5.2 Virtual Attendees should be aware that there will always be certain residual risks in relation to the technical infrastructure used for Hybrid Meetings. These risks include, amongst others: any failure in virtual meeting equipment, software, network infrastructure, servers, internet or telephone connectivity, video or voice equipment, whether or not caused by an information security incident (which includes any unauthorized use, hacking, a Denial of Services attack, a denial of access, any failure or intrusion resulting from the theft or unlawful interception of a password or network access code and any other cyber-attack) or caused by any type of mechanical failure such as any electrical power outage during the Hybrid Conference. The failure of technology can happen either on the side of ISEE (and/or the Third-Party Agent) or with Virtual Attendees. To avoid such risks, Attendees should attend the Hybrid Conference in person or by proxy.

5.3 ISEE will take all reasonable efforts to keep technical support lines available for Attendees who attend the meeting virtually.

5.4 Attendees may inform ISEE of any failure of the technical infrastructure via the technical support lines. Any failure in virtual meeting equipment, software, network infrastructure, servers, internet or telephone connectivity, an electrical power outage or similar events, including an information security incident (which includes any unauthorized use, hacking, a Denial of Services attack, a denial of access, any failure or intrusion resulting from the theft or unlawful interception of a password or network access code and any other cyber-attack), that might prevent virtual participation in the Hybrid Conference, will in any event be at the risk and to the account of the attendee.

5.5 Any failure of the technical infrastructure that occurs during the Hybrid Conference which comes to the attention of the Organizers and which affects significantly the course of the Hybrid Conference shall be communicated by the Organizers to all Attendees who participate in-person or virtually in the Hybrid Conference. The Organizers may decide at their own discretion, taking into account the potential impact on the decision making-process within the Hybrid Conference, whether or not the Hybrid Conference must be suspended or cancelled due to such failure, or proceed without the possibility for some or all Virtual Attendees to participate and/or follow the Hybrid Conference virtually.

5.6 Should the Organizers decide to cancel the whole Hybrid Conference or the remainder of the Hybrid Conference as referred (Clause 5.5), a new Meeting that does not have to be a Hybrid Conference, will be convened by ISEE as soon as reasonably possible. The agenda for that Meeting consists of at least the same items, to the extent not already adopted in the original meeting, and may include other items as well.


6. Authorization for use of image, name and other likeness (Recording / Audio, Video, and still photography)


Copyright of the ISEE 2022 program is owned by the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE).

ISEE reserves all rights associated with the ISEE 2022, including (without limitation), the rights to all recordings or reproductions of presentations at this Conference and all ISEE's Congress and Symposia.

By attending the Conference or logging into the Conference website or application(s) and engaging in any interactive features, you agree that ISEE and/or third parties authorized by ISEE may photograph or record your likeness, image, name, voice, and/or words, and may publish, display, reproduce, copy, and distribute your likeness, image, name, voice, and/or words for, educational, or membership activities worldwide in all forms of media now known or later developed, including but not limited to advertising, training, websites, and presentations materials.

You further acknowledge that ISEE and/or third parties authorized by ISEE shall have the right, but not the obligation, to identify you in connection with such media by name and/or affiliation. No royalties will be payable in connection with this authorization or these uses.

Any photography, filming, taping, recording, or reproduction in any medium, including via the use of tripod-based equipment or screen recording applications, of any of the programs presented at the ISEE 2022 without the express written consent of ISEE is strictly forbidden.

Exception: limited photography for, strictly personal, social, or noncommercial use, are permitted.


7. Hybrid Virtual Event Code of Conduct Policy

You are invited to come as you are, and engage with data in a way that is meaningful and applicable to your own personal perspective. As such, we are committed to creating events (including virtual &/or hybrid events) that are diverse, inclusive, safe, and free from discrimination, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, physical appearance or any other classification / characteristics (“personal characteristics”) protected by law.

ISEE expects individuals to uphold the professional and educational purposes of ISEE and its events by respecting the rights, privacy, safety, and dignity of all persons. ISEE expects individuals to exercise professionalism, consideration, and respect in their speech and actions. ISEE expects individuals to refrain from harassing speech and other harassing behavior.

Participants are expected to uphold the ISEE Code of Conduct Policy

 Expected Behavior

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative. 
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech (both verbal and written).

Alert event organizers if you notice any behavior that is not aligned with this code of conduct by emailing delegateservices@isee2022.org.


Unacceptable Behavior


Unacceptable behaviors may include but are not limited to:

  1. Unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact with another Participant
  2. Verbal or written comments, or visual images, that are sexually suggestive, or that denigrate or show hostility or aversion toward an individual, or group of individuals, or that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment, or that unreasonably interfere with an individual’s ability to participate in the ISEE Event;
  3. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome physical, verbal, visual, or other conduct of a sexual nature;
  4. Inappropriate, unnecessary, or irrelevant use of nudity and/or sexual images;
  5. Intimidating, harassing, abusive, defamatory, profane, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech;
  6. Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to personal characteristics;
  7. Deliberate intimidation or stalking;
  8. Harassing photography or recording;
  9. Sustained or repeated disruption of talks or other events;
  10. Express or implied threat of physical or professional harm;
  11. Wearing clothing in video or photos that is not suitable for a professional work environment, that is provocative, inappropriate or otherwise potentially offensive.
  12. Possession of a weapon or any item that can be used as a weapon in your photos or video.
  13. Being intoxicated, as determined by ISEE, in any event site or function. Please drink responsibly.
  14. Showcasing or promoting any illegal substance in conversation, chat, photo, video, or text.
  15. Assembling for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbing the peace, or committing any unlawful act or engaging in any offensive behavior.
  16. Any other illegal activity not already covered above.
  17. Failure to obey any of the rules or regulations of the event or instructions of the event staff.
  18. Sharing your event login credentials with other individuals.

How to report Unacceptable Behavior or Suspicious Person/Behavior.

Remember: if you see Something, Say Something

If you experience or witness a life safety emergency, please contact local law enforcement immediately. 

If you have a complaint or concern about harassment, discrimination, bullying or any other conduct that violates the ISEE's Code of Conduct, we encourage you to contact us immediately. If you witness this happening to someone else, please report that, too.

You may request that your report remain completely confidential.

Contact via email: delegateservices@isee2022.org and someone will get back to you.


Communication from ISEE


The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology will communicate with an individual who reports unacceptable behavior if the individual chooses to submit an attributed report.

ISEE will also communicate with an individual concerning whom a report has been made, to the extent that ISEE is able to identify and contact that individual.

The nature, scope, and content of any such communication is in the sole discretion of ISEE.

If warranted, ISEE may communicate more broadly with Participants at an ISEE Event.

The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology has the right to communicate about its responses under this Policy to the employers or sponsors of involved Participants vendors, local law enforcement, media, and the public as ISEE deems reasonable and appropriate.


Consequences of Reported Unacceptable Behavior


Upon receiving a report of unacceptable behavior, ISEE’s first priority will be the safety and security of Participants. In order to preserve a safe, educational environment, ISEE reserves the right to temporarily suspend or terminate specific features available to a Participant or to suspend or terminate the Participant’s entire account. When facts are in dispute or cannot be fully established, ISEE reserves the right to take the action most likely to safeguard safety and security of Participants, including termination of a Participant’s account for the remainder of the ISEE Event.

A report of an adjudicated or officially confirmed history of a Participant’s prior unacceptable behavior, if impacting the experience of other Participants at an ISEE Event may, in ISEE’s discretion, be the basis for a response under this Policy.

Violation of this Policy, as determined by ISEE in its sole discretion, is grounds for any action that ISEE deems appropriate, including but not limited to:

- warning the offender,

- denying the offender access to an ISEE Event (including revoking or denying registration to an ISEE Event),

- suspending or terminating the offender’s access to the ISEE Event,

- barring the offender from other ISEE future Event(s).

The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology reserves the right to take whatever action it, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate, with respect to the investigation of any matters related to this Policy. 

Any person who is denied access to or whose access is terminated during an ISEE Event based on this Policy may request that ISEE review the matter after its Event has concluded.

However, ISEE’s action will be effective immediately and will continue until and unless ISEE issues a contrary decision. Unless a contrary decision is issued, any person who is denied access to or removed from an ISEE Event based on this Policy will not be eligible for a refund of any registration fees paid for access to or participation in the ISEE Event.


8. Scope and Application


The Hybrid Virtual Event Code of Conduct Policy, applies to any Hybrid Virtual gathering or event that is hosted or sponsored by ISEE, including but not limited to hybrid and/or virtual Congress, educational symposia, exhibits, committee meetings, written comment and discussion groups, professional gatherings, and platforms and settings ancillary thereto (each an “ISEE Event”). This Policy applies to any and all participants in ISEE Events, including but not limited to employees, members, volunteers, interns, guests, vendors, contractors, exhibitors, faculty, and other attendees (each a “Participant”).

All participants of ISEE events must abide by the present policy.


9. Contact Information


For questions regarding the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology's Conferences, please contact secretariat@iseepi.org

The Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by ISEE and the terms are non-negotiable. This Code of Conduct is without prejudice to ISEE's rights, all of which it expressly reserves.

Together, we can ensure ISEE Events are safe and welcoming experiences.




Sample of the report “submission form”

(For Unacceptable Behavior or Suspicious Person/Behavior)


Introductory message:

Kindly note that the following information is needed to proceed with an investigation of the incident or behavior that you are reporting.

All the fields are optional so you can disclose as little, or as much, information as you are comfortable with sharing.

You may choose to remain anonymous; however, ISEE will not be able to follow up with you about the report and may have less ability to investigate fully an anonymous report.

The International Society for Environmental Epidemiology will only use the information disclosed in this report for the purpose of investigating the report and responding in the manner described in the present Code of Conduct.


- Date of incident:

- Approximate time of incident:

- Name of person making this report:

- If this report is being made on behalf of another person, name of that other person:

- Contact information of person making this report (mobile phone and e-mail):

- Name of person whose behavior prompted this report (if known):

- Location where the incident occurred:

- Is the incident continuing?

- Brief description of the incident or behavior, and concerns:

- Names and contact information of witnesses to the incident (if available):

- Have you previously complained or provided information about this incident or related incidents to ISEE, law enforcement, or other party?


If yes, when and to whom did you provide information?


Additional Comments/ statements at the end of the form:

Information must be truthful; any individual knowingly providing false information may be subject to disciplinary action by ISEE.


Reports of incidents that are determined not to violate ISEE’s policy are not assumed to be false.