Statement of Personal Responsibility

The guidelines below apply to all in-person participants at ASLMS 2024, including but not limited to registered attendees, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, and exhibitors.


Our Commitment for a Safe and Successful Event

We are excited about the opportunity to meet in person in Baltimore, Maryland for the ASLMS 2024 Annual Conference. The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff, and other meeting personnel is a top priority. With this in mind, ASLMS will follow the guidance from federal, state, and local authorities regarding COVID-19.

For more information on current local guidelines visit the City of Baltimore COVID-19 page.

Statement of Personal Responsibility

All attendees will be asked to acknowledge this when registering.

ASLMS takes very seriously the risks associated when attending a live event in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants agree to take full personal responsibility for themselves. You will not hold anyone else accountable, including ASLMS, its staff, its suppliers, partners, or sponsors, should you contract an illness or should anything else happen to you during your participation in an ASLMS event. ASLMS will follow the guidance from federal, state, and local authorities regarding COVID-19 for mega events as defined by the Baltimore Convention Center. Requirements for all participants may include verification of fully vaccinated status or pre-entry negative test result, plus a request for masks to be worn while indoors. 

These guidelines are ever-evolving, and you can find current information for the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore via the City of Baltimore website here and the Baltimore Convention Center site here

Currently, there are no restrictions from either the ASLMS or the Baltimore Convention Center. 

Please monitor your health status and do not attend the ASLMS in-person event if you are symptomatic in any way or if you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Please take necessary precautions while at the event including, but not limited to, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, minimizing face touching, frequently washing hands, and avoiding risky environments. Please respect other participants who choose to wear a mask, be physically distant from one another, and choose not to shake hands or hug. For international travelers, refer to government requirements regarding requirements to travel to the United States and return to your country. 


I hereby release, waive, and forever discharge any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature against the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (“ASLMS”) and its affiliated partners, including in each case, without limitation, their directors, employees, and volunteers (the “released parties”), either in law or in equity, to the fullest extent permissible by law, including but not limited to damages or losses caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the released parties, including but not limited to death, bodily injury, illness, economic loss or out of pocket expenses, or loss or damage to property, which may arise or may hereafter arise from my participation with the event. 


I acknowledge and understand the following: As an attendee, I recognize that my participation, involvement, and/or attendance at any ASLMS event (“Event”) is voluntary and may result in personal injury (including death) and/or property damage. By attending, observing, or participating in the Event, I acknowledge and assume all risks and dangers associated with my participation and/or attendance at the Event, and I agree that: (a) the ASLMS (b) the property or site owner of the Event, and (c) all past, present and future affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, volunteers, vendors, partners, directors, and officers, of such entities (subsections (a) through (c), collectively, the “Released Parties”), will not be responsible for any personal injury (including death), property damage or other loss suffered as a result of my participation in, attendance at, and/or observation of the Event, regardless if any such injuries or losses are caused by the negligence of any of the Released Parties (collectively, the “Released Claims”). BY ATTENDING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT, I AM DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN A FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO THE RELEASED PARTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

I acknowledge and agree as follows: 

My participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist.
I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties.
I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm, and loss associated with the Event, including any injury, harm, and loss caused by the negligence, fault, or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties. 


I acknowledge the health risks associated with the Event, including but not limited to transient dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, nausea, muscle cramping, musculoskeletal injury, joint pains, sprains and strains, heart attack, stroke, or sudden death. I agree that if I experience any of these or any other symptoms, including without limitation COVID-19 symptoms, during the Event, I will discontinue my participation immediately and seek appropriate medical attention. I DO HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIM WHATSOEVER WHICH ARISES OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE ON ACCOUNT OF ANY FIRST AID, TREATMENT, OR SERVICE RENDERED IN CONNECTION WITH MY PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT.