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Code of Conduct

Code Of Conduct

NHIA is committed to ensuring that the NHIA 2024 Annual Conference is a welcoming and inclusive space for sharing ideas and knowledge. To this end, NHIA will provide a safe and productive environment that promotes collegiality, respect, and equal opportunity for all. We expect all conference participants to refrain from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and bullying (as defined below) in their interactions during the conference. This code of conduct applies to all participants of the conference, including but not limited to attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff, contractors, volunteers, and any other viewers.

Unacceptable Behaviors Include:

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant and at all related events

  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, or other personal characteristics

  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images (including presentation slides)

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following

  • Photographing slides of oral presentations and posters without the express permission of the presenter/author

  • Recording of sessions without the express permission of the participants

  • Sustained disruption of sessions or other events

  • Real or implied threat of physical harm

  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm


We value your attendance and want to make your experience as productive and professionally stimulating as possible. Any harassment, whether experienced directly or witnessed, should be reported promptly to the NHIA Meetings Team. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent that it does not compromise the rights of others.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any participant, including attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, contractors, volunteer leaders, vendors, and anyone with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, NHIA staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including removal from the meeting, without refund, and/or future NHIA meetings. Egregious violations will result in more severe sanctions, including the possibility of reporting to local law enforcement.