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ACDS 2022 Health and Safety Protocols

We look forward to welcoming attendees to Boston for the ACDS 33rd Annual Meeting, Thursday, March 24, 2022.

ACDS’s leadership is constantly reviewing all health and safety factors affecting the ACDS 33rd Annual Meeting. We believe that we can safely bring together our highly vaccinated group with strong protocols in place. We also appreciate that the circumstances of each individual and their community, workplace and family may vary.

With these factors in mind, we are pleased to offer two options to ensure that everyone has access to the education and connections they want and need:

  1. In-Person: Our face-to-face meeting at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, will still take place responsibly with appropriate safety measures. No one understands better than your peers what this year has been like for you. Many of our members have expressed a real need to be together for support, encouragement, and rejuvenation. This option also provides access to all virtual components of the ACDS Annual Meeting. If that is you, please join us in Boston!
  2. Virtual: For a variety of reasons, you may simply feel like a virtual option is the better choice. If that is you, please join us virtually for our ACDS Annual Meeting!

For those individuals attending the ACDS Annual Meeting in Boston, these are our current* Health and Safety Protocols:

  • All attendees, exhibiting personnel, vendors and ACDS staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and must attest to this fact during the meeting registration process.
  • All attendees will be required to agree to a COVID Liability Waiver.
  • Masks will be required at all times in meeting rooms and common areas, regardless of vaccination status, except when outdoors, while eating or drinking, or while giving an oral podium presentation.
  • Food distribution will follow CDC guidelines.
  • International Attendees will need to attest that they are fully vaccinated with one of the 7 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization.

*Health and Safety Protocols are subject to change at any time. All such changes will be updated on this page, as well as communicated as quickly as possible with registered attendees. Individuals not in compliance with all Health and Safety Protocols may be asked to leave the meeting and refunds will not be provided.

ACDS’s virtual meeting option will allow unvaccinated individuals to join us virtually, with all meeting content available on-demand through June 30, 2022.

Cancellation Policy
A refund request must be submitted in writing at least one month prior to the event and is subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Any request submitted within one month of the event is non-refundable. Requests to change between in-person and virtual meeting formats will be honored up to one week prior to the event, and will incur no fee.

Contact Us
For questions or concerns, email or call 414-918-9805.

Health and Safety Resources

Westin Copley Place, Boston 
As part of Marriott International's family of brands, The Westin Copley Place, Boston has implemented a multi-pronged approach to meet the health and safety requirements of their "Commitment to Clean" standards. Click here to learn more about the Westin’s COVID-19 protocols in place and what to expect at the hotel.

City of Boston
Read the latest information and resources for those traveling to Boston, MA, by clicking here.

Domestic and International Travel
Looking for health and safety tips to keep you safe while traveling? View the latest domestic and international air travel recommendations from the CDC.

Contact Us
For questions or concerns, email or call 414-918-9805.


The pandemic is ongoing and public health guidance is evolving rapidly. ACDS will be closely monitoring events and will adjust our meeting plans as needed to ensure the safety of all attendees. We hope to see you for our society’s long-awaited reunion in Boston!


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