Code of Conduct for ISSCR Meetings and Events

The ISSCR is committed to providing a safe and productive meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and discussion and the exchange of scientific ideas, while promoting respect and equal treatment for all participants, free of harassment and discrimination.

All participants are expected to treat others with respect and consideration, follow venue rules, and alert staff or security, if at an onsite meeting, of any dangerous situations or anyone in distress. Attendees are expected to uphold standards of scientific integrity and professional ethics.

These policies comprise the Code of Conduct for all ISSCR meetings and events and apply to all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, staff, contractors, volunteers, media, and guests.

Harassment Policy
ISSCR prohibits any form of harassment, sexual or otherwise. Incidents should immediately be reported to ISSCR meetings staff at

Recording Policy
By registering an ISSCR meeting, you agree to the ISSCR Recording Policy. The ISSCR strictly prohibits the recording (photographic, screen capture, audio and/or video), copying or downloading of scientific results from the sessions, presentations, and/or posters at its meetings. 

Abstract Content/Presentation Embargo Policy
Abstract content may not be announced, publicized, or distributed before the presentation date and time in any way including in media stories, blogs, and social media. ISSCR does permit promotion of general topics, speakers, and presentation days and times. This embargo policy applies to all formats of abstract publication—including abstracts in electronic or print version of Meeting Program Books/Poster Abstract Books, online via the Program Planner and Poster Abstract PDFs, the society’s website(s), and other publications.

Media Policy
The ISSCR invites science journalists to cover science presented at its meetings and events in adherence with the society's Media Policy. Still photography, video and/or audio taping of the sessions, presentations and posters at ISSCR meetings and events is strictly prohibited. Intent to communicate or disseminate results or discussion presented at ISSCR meetings and events is prohibited until the start of each individual presentation. For related questions about the ISSCR Media Policy, please contact

By registering for ISSCR meetings and events, all attendees agree that their image or recording may be used by the ISSCR for promotional purposes in the future.