Code of Conduct

It is the policy of the Program Committee for the International Congress of Dermatology 2021 that all attendees are able to participate in its activities and are able to enjoy an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. The Program Committee is committed to making the International Congress of Dermatology 2021 productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality or religion. Harassment of any form will not be tolerated and might result in the perpetrators being permanently removed from the International Congress of Dermatology 2021 platform and reported to relevant authorities.

The code of conduct outlined here applies to all attendees, without exception. Participation in any of International Congress of Dermatology 2021 activities constitutes implicit acceptance and understanding of the code of conduct by the participants. Ignorance of the code will not be considered an attenuating circumstance in dealing with any type of infringement of the code as outlined.

Everybody participating in International Congress of Dermatology 2021 is expected to:

  • Behave professionally.
  • Be considerate and respectful to others.
  • Not insult or put down other members, participants and attendees. To critique ideas, not individuals.
  • Not record or repost photos of lectures, particularly those containing identifiable photographs of patients.
  • Register in their appropriate membership category.
  • Not share their registration code with other individuals.

All communication must be appropriate for a professional audience that includes people of many different backgrounds. Inappropriate use of sexist, racist or ageist language and imagery, and / or any other commentary that is or can be perceived to be discriminatory in any way, is not permitted. Inappropriate language or behaviour include (but are not limited to) jokes, sexual attention or innuendo and deliberate intimidation. Offensive comments about race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size or religion, will not be tolerated.

Individuals engaging in behaviour prohibited by this policy as well as those making allegations of harassment in bad faith, will be subject to disciplinary action by the Program Committee. Such actions may range from a verbal warning to permanent removal from the event platform without refund of the registration fees (where applicable).

Repeat offenders may be banned from participating in future activities and events. Serious offences will be reported to the relevant authorities.

Anyone wishing to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak confidentially to the one of the International Congress of Dermatology 2021 Congress Managers.