SAM Summit 2022 - health and safety policy

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SAM Summit 2022 Chicago




Risk-free registration

You’ll receive a full refund (less processing fees) if you need to cancel your SAM Summit registration for any reason. Cancel anytime up to June 1, 2022 (no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 1). Read our full cancellation policy.

COVID-19 planning & attendee requirements for IBSMA Summits

IBSMA is committed to your health and safety and will follow applicable COVID-specific governmental and facility policies and protocols for venues in the City of Chicago. As guidance/regulations continue to change, we will issue definitive event policies as we get closer to the event date. In the meantime, we will provide regular updates to ensure a safe, healthy, enjoyable experience. Please refer to the following resources for current guidance:


We will follow CDC and local state guidelines in regards to masking, and will update policies on this page as we approach the meeting. We suggest all attendees wear a well-fitting mask on site, in event meeting rooms and public areas, but it is not required.

Vaccination requirement

All in-person attendees at IBSMA Summits are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of the meeting. “Fully vaccinated” means either two weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized double-dose COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks have passed since receiving the one dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

If you are not be fully vaccinated by the time of the meeting and are registered for the in-person meeting, we ask you to wear a mask while in the event session rooms and meeting areas. All attendees are encouraged to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

If you registered for the in-person conference in Chicago and are unable to attend in person, please join us online for live-streamed sessions, Q&A, and other interactive features. You may change your registration from in person to online-only by contacting IBSMA no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern on June 1. You will receive a refund of the fee difference between the in-person and online registration fees. Please contact IBSMA for additional information.

Submit proof of vaccination

Proof of vaccination is not required at this time. In the event this policy changes, IBSMA will notify registered attendees prior to the meeting of the accepted method(s) of vaccination validation. If required, instructions for submitting proof of vaccination will be posted on this page closer to the meeting.

Travel from outside the U.S.

Review the country-specific COVID-19 requirements provided by the U.S. Department of State.
Learn more about COVID-19 protocols at O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport.

COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing will not be available at the conference venue.


Partners, guests, and children accompanying their parents or caregivers to the meeting must follow the same guidelines as attendees.

Individual accountability

IBSMA is committed to maintaining the health and safety of all meeting attendees. We will be reviewing the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization guidelines as well as industry best practices. IBSMA will be closely coordinating with the venue management and the City of Chicago, as well as actively monitoring local conditions, risk factors, and applicable laws, regulations, and guidance. Because these factors may change, we will continue to update this page and registered attendees, as new guidance is released.

By attending the IBSMA meeting in person, you are confirming that you:

  • Are fully vaccinated and/or are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at If you are experiencing symptoms, please do not attend and contact IBSMA.
  • Are not under any self-quarantine orders
  • Acknowledge and will abide by all applicable regulations and health and safety protocols

To preserve a safe environment, should any participant fail to comply with such protocols, IBSMA may take immediate steps, including, but not limited to denial of entrance to the event or removal of the non-compliant participant from the event. Unless otherwise determined by IBSMA, in its sole discretion, any participant who is denied access/entrance to or removed from an event based on this policy will not be eligible for a refund of any registration fees paid for access/entrance to or participation in the event.

Event rules

  • Attendee grants IBSMA the right to use attendee’s name, likeness, and image, including, but not limited to, photographs or videos at the event, to use for marketing purposes on IBSMA's website, social media and in printed materials.
  • IBSMA reserves the right to prohibit registration or attendance to the event, of any attendee, for any reason.
  • Attendee expressly assumes the risk of attendance and releases IBSMA, ECP Media LC and any affiliated entities from any and all risk, liability, claim, or demand or whatever nature, actions and causes of action, damages, costs, losses, attorney fees, injuries of any kind, and compensation for damage, injury, illness (including any virus or communicable disease) or loss to person or property resulting from attendee's presence or attendance at the event.

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This page was last updated March 30, 2022. Questions? Contact or call 1.734.930.1925.

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