29th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS 2022) | Buenos Aires - Argentina | September 10-14, 2022
  • COVID-19

    Event Safety and Responsibility
  • COVID-19

    Event Safety and Responsibility

The TTS 2022 Congress will proceed as a hybrid event with the opportunity of attending in person or virtually. The health and well-being of our Congress attendees remain our foremost priority. We are committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment in which to learn. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, TTS staff, service providers and others are expected to abide by our code of conduct and policies in effect for the event.

You can visit the Argentine Ministry of Health website (in Spanish only) for the most updated information and precautionary measures in the country (click here).

We will continue to regularly monitor and update safety precautions for TTS 2022 and coordinate with trusted national resources, state and local public health agencies, and the hotels/venues hosting the event.

Please be aware that safety protocols may change as the situation evolves.

Mask requirements

Wearing a mask at TTS 2022 is encouraged for all participants, regardless of vaccination status.

Vaccination requirements

All participants registered to attend TTS 2022 Congress in person, whether as presenters, attendees, exhibitors, staff, guests, or vendors are required to be fully vaccinated.

"Full vaccination" means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA- or WHO-authorized (or emergency-use authorized) double- or single-dosed vaccines.

"Up to Date" means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.
In addition to being fully vaccinated, we strongly encourage all attendees who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 booster to do so at least 15 days prior to attending the event.

Proof of vaccination may be required to gain access to TTS 2022 and the networking events.

Testing requirements

Although it is not a mandatory requirement, TTS 2022 strongly encourages individuals to be tested for COVID prior to traveling to the Congress, especially if they are experiencing symptoms or are asymptomatic but have been in close contact with someone who tested positive.

Individuals who test positive should stay home and cancel their registration. TTS 2022 will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of USD 50, for any participants who are unable to attend in person due to COVID-19 and provide a positive test result within 14 days of the start of the Congress.

TTS 2022 and its organizational partners are not liable for expenses related to cancellation or amendments of travel arrangements or other financial commitments made by participants as they plan to attend TTS 2022. We strongly encourage anyone making travel arrangements to purchase travel insurance or other protections as required.

Testing sites are located within walking distance from the Congress Centre. Directions will be provided.

Your hotel concierge may also be able to recommend companies to arrange an on-demand testing service within the convenience of your hotel room.

On-site testing at the Congress Centre may also be available.

Physical distancing

The Congress Centre does not currently require physical distancing. Whilst TTS 2022 will make additional efforts to alleviate any potential congestion in high-traffic areas, we cannot guarantee the provision of physically-distanced seating and event space setup. Participants are asked to avoid congestion to the extent practicable.
To help attendees communicate their level of comfort in interacting with one another, TTS 2022 will provide a ribbon for onsite attendees who prefer to maintain social distancing.

Other precautionary measures

  • Handouts: in order to minimize touchpoints, Congress materials will be available mostly electronically. Attendees are encouraged to use the Mobile App to access program information.
  • Food & Beverage: where possible, we will favor food served pre-packaged or in individual portions.
  • Cleaning & Hygiene: high-touch areas will be cleaned and sanitized regularly. Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned at key locations throughout the event.
  • COVID Protocol Communication: health and safety guidelines will be communicated on the on the conference Mobile App when available, in pre-Congress messaging, and on-site event signage.

Congress Participant Expectations

  • Adhere to all international, state, provincial and local health authority guidelines while traveling to and at the Congress;
  • Do not participate if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms or have recently been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID‑19 or variants;
  • Wash hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Engage in additional responsible health and safety practices, traveling to and at the Congress;
  • Act in the best interests of your own well-being and that of your fellow Congress participants;
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain a medical and travel insurance covering COVID-19 related claims.

Important Waiver of Lawsuit/Release of Liability

COVID-19 warning, assumption of risk, waiver of risk and release of liability and indemnification for attending the 29th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS 2022) in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Warning Related to Covid-19 Infection
  • The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic and is very contagious.
  • COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death.
  • TTS has taken and will continue to take all reasonable precautions to prevent the presence and spread of the disease, but cannot and does not guarantee against exposure; therefore, in choosing to attend TTS 2022 Congress participants acknowledge that they are assuming a risk that may be exposing themselves to COVID-19 and its potential health risks.
Assumption of Risk
  • Participants attending TTS 2022, must understand the above warning concerning COVID-19 and acknowledge that attending TTS 2022 is of value to them and that they accept the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 in order to attend. Therefore, participants choose to accept the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and agree to be personally responsible for their safety and actions while attending the Congress,
Waiver of Lawsuit/ Release of Liability
  • Participants, their family and successors, assign to forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue TTS, its board of directors, board members, officers, agents, servants, affiliates, employees, successors, and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by them related to COVID-19 while participating in any activity associated with TTS 2022.
Indemnification
  • Participants agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all costs, expenses, damages, claims, lawsuits, judgments, losses, and/or liabilities (including attorney fees) arising either directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the Released Parties due to bodily injury, death, loss of use, monetary loss, or any other injury from or related to attendance at TTS 2022 Congress specifically related to COVID-19.

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