Policies

Disclaimer

Psych Congress Elevate, its contractors, and attending news media may be photographing or videotaping scientific sessions and events at the conference. By attending Psych Congress Elevate, attendees acknowledge these activities and agree to allow their image to be used by Psych Congress Elevate in association publications, on the Psych Congress Elevate website, and in marketing and promotional materials. Attendees at Psych Congress Elevate waive all claims against Psych Congress Elevate for any liability resulting from these uses.

Health and Safety

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus at HMP Global has been the health and safety of our customers, staff, and communities. Vaccinations have reduced many of the COVID-19 guidelines/mandates regarding face masks, social distancing, and travel. In many states and cities, guidelines/mandates have been completely eliminated.

As HMP Global moves forward with producing live meetings and conferences, we will continue to monitor the continually evolving guidance released by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as all federal, state, and local government mandates, to provide an environment that is as safe as possible for all event participants.

By participating in person, I agree to follow the meeting’s health and safety policies as mandated by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the federal, state, and local government.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for Psych Congress Elevate 2022 must be received in writing by emailing registration@hmpglobal.com or postmarked by May 4, 2022. A cancellation fee of $100.00 (or full registration amount, whichever is less) will be deducted from the refund.

Registrants wishing to cancel may instead transfer their registration to someone else without penalty if they send a written request with the replacement person’s name by June 2, 2022.

Cancellations received after June 2, 2022 will not be refunded or provided a voucher. If you do not cancel in advance, no refunds will be issued once the event has concluded, regardless of whether you participated in the event.

Credit vouchers may be offered should program be suspended or shortened due to conditions or circumstances beyond HMP’s control, including but not limited to interruptions in internet services, power outages and any cancellations/modifications related to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Special Meal Requests

It is our pleasure to arrange special meals for attendees. We reserve the right to charge for all special requests. Requests must be made seven (7) or more days prior to the event to be accommodated. For more information, email registration@hmpglobal.com. Include Elevate 2022 and your full name in the subject line.

Special Needs

Psych Congress Elevate is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If you have specials needs as addressed by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and need an accommodation, please email tkeppler@hmpglobal.com.   

Children

Under no circumstances will children under the age of 18 be allowed at the conference, any presentations, on the show floor, or in the Exhibit Hall during installation or dismantling. Because of limited seating capacity and the highly technical nature of the program, children under the age of 18 are not invited to attend presentations. 

Sessions

Sessions are subject to change. 

Seating is limited for all session rooms and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

No individual or entity may electronically record or broadcast any portion of Psych Congress Elevate without prior written consent of HMP. Unauthorized recording (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations during sessions without the express written consent of HMP is strictly prohibited. Press representatives must receive a Press Pass and photo/recording permission from HMP. HMP reserves the rights to any approved audio and video production of presentations at all HMP events.

Liability Statement

Definitions:

Copyright Notice

HMP is the owner of Psych Congress Elevate. HMP and Psych Congress Elevate are known collectively in this Statement as Psych Congress Elevate.

I agree and acknowledge that I am undertaking participation in Psych Congress Elevate events and activities as my own free and intentional act, and I am fully aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my participation in these events. I give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly and that I am, as a result, able to participate in Psych Congress Elevate events, and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being and safety.

Psych Congress Elevate plans to take photographs and video material at Psych Congress Elevate events and reproduce them in Psych Congress Elevate educational, news, or promotional material, whether in print, electronic, or other media, including websites. By participating in Psych Congress Elevate events, I grant Psych Congress Elevate the right to use my name, photograph, and biography for such purposes. All postings become the property of Psych Congress Elevate. Postings may be displayed, distributed, or used by Psych Congress Elevate for any purpose.

Furthermore, I acknowledge Psych Congress Elevate’s right to crop, splice, treat, and edit any photographs taken of me at Psych Congress Elevate's sole discretion. I waive my right to inspect or approve the finished product, now and in the future, whether that use is known or unknown to me.

I hereby agree to release, defend, and hold harmless Psych Congress Elevate and its agents or employees, including any firm publishing and/or distributing the finished product in whole or in part, from and against any claims, damages, or liability arising from or related to the use of the photographs, including but not limited to any misuse, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion, or in the taking, processing, reduction, or production of the finished product, its publication, or distribution.

Companies that submit artwork or upload or link any material (including but not limited to images, text, documents, and/or video files) to the website are solely responsible for the content of such material and for gaining required permissions under copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other applicable law for the use of such material. (Caution: Many websites purchase artwork from stock photo suppliers for the expressed website use or from hired photographers who have only supplied one-time rights.) By submitting any such material, the submitting company represents and agrees that (i) it has obtained the necessary permissions referenced above, (ii) any such material is not likely to defame and does not invade the privacy of any person, and (iii) it will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Psych Congress Elevate, its affiliates, and their respective directors, employees, and agents (including, without limitation, its publishing partner or any agent acting on its behalf) from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, or debt, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from the submitting company’s breach of the obligations set forth in this paragraph.

Acceptance

By registering for and attending Psych Congress Elevate events, I hereby agree that I accept the terms stated above and indemnify and hold harmless Psych Congress Elevate, its affiliates, and their respective directors, employees, and agents (including, without limitation, any agent acting on its behalf) from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, or debt, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from attendance at Psych Congress Elevate events.