ASCEPT Annual Scientific Meeting Code of Conduct
All delegates, sponsors, volunteers, and staff at this 2023 ASCEPT Annual Scientific Meeting are expected to abide by the following code of conduct, which applies throughout the event. By registering for the meeting, you agree to abide by this code of conduct. If you feel you are unable to abide by this code of conduct, you will not be able to register for this event.
ASCEPT encourages communication and behaviour that is respectful with every interaction, and aims to create a supportive, non-judgemental, friendly, inclusive, and professional learning environment for everybody to enjoy. Our ‘Code of Conduct’ helps to uphold these community values for our delegates, sponsors, volunteers, and staff. We recognise all Australian laws relevant to Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022) and are committed to the safety of our attendees. We want all attendees to feel safe and supported in raising any concerns about breaches of the code of conduct with us.
ASCEPT is an inclusive organisation, and has zero tolerance for discriminatory or harassing behaviour of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to: yelling or swearing; abuse or slurs; inappropriate behaviour or language; physical threats; harassment or intimidation; unwanted advances of a sexual nature; taking, damaging or disrespecting other people’s property.
We ask all delegates, sponsors, volunteers, and staff to be particularly mindful of their behaviour during licensed networking events, and we support our venues to enforce Responsible Service of Alcohol standards.
If a person demonstrates behaviour consistent with harassment or discrimination, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or removal from the conference.
How to report issues and where to find support: If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be found at the registration desk. All concerns will be addressed confidentially. With your permission, concerns may be referred to the ASCEPT Executive for further consideration.