Australasian Brain & Psychological Sciences Meeting 2022

Covid-19 Safety Protocols at ABPS 2022

We’re all excited to be able to attend an in-person conference again. That being said, the threat of Covid-19 infection has not gone away and in fact, there are more cases currently in Southeast Queensland than there has ever been before. Indeed, other international conferences, with limited safety protocols, have recently become “super-spreader” events. This has led some meetings, notably OHBM in Glasgow, to mandate mask wearing and vaccination for attendance. ABPS’s priority is the safety and welfare of all its participants. Our goal is to minimize and mitigate risks, while still enabling a fantastic in-person conference experience.

Considering all these factors, we expect registrants NOT TO attend in-person if they are symptomatic. In addition, while ABPS is not mandating mask wearing (in line with UQ and QLD Government policies), for our inside events – talks, poster sessions and anywhere where social distancing cannot be achieved – it is an expectation that delegates will wear a mask (and social distance as best they can). A supply of masks will be made available at the conference. Given the continued high rates of COVID infections, the potential for significant consequences for those of our attendees with health risks and/or family members who are too young to be vaccinated, masking during the conference is an accommodation that seems appropriate for our meeting.