Health & Safety

Because we value your safety and would love to see and connect with you in person, ACOFP is taking precautions for the 2022 Intensive Osteopathic Update, taking place August 5–7 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. View the policies, protocols and expectations of attendees coming on-site below.


 

If after reading the safety measures we are taking and it is not possible (or preferable) for you to attend in person, we are also offering the event on-demand, with access beginning August 31.

Liability Waiver
All attendees, including guests, must sign the ACOFP liability waiver to participate in the event, which outlines masking, testing and general COVID policies and requires self-attestation of a negative COVID-19 test.

Pre-Travel Testing
All attendees and staff must take a COVID-19 test of their choosing within 72 hours of badge pick-up at the event and may not attend the event if they receive a positive result.

Vaccination Status

ACOFP will not require a COVID-19 vaccination to attend but does strongly recommend them. At the recent ACOFP 59th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, at least 97 percent of attendees were fully vaccinated; three percent chose not to disclose.

Mask Requirements
Based on the recently updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), masks will not be required at indoor functions, including general CME sessions and receptions. This is subject to change, however, to adhere to updates of any government, health authority or venue requirements and protocols. 

ACOFP also reserves the right to require mask wearing (e.g., KN95 or N95 masks) for hands-on OMT Workshops for the extra safety of proctors and participants. 

Sanitization Procedures
All attendees will receive a personal hand sanitizer bottle at registration. 

In addition, each OMT table will have individual disinfecting wipes to be utilized before and after each use.

"Be Well" Policy
ACOFP respectfully requests that all attendees follow the guidance and recommendations for travel set forth by the CDC.

If you are unable to travel based on these guidelines, please contact registration@acofp.org to convert your registration to ACOFP Intensive Osteopathic Update On-Demand, which can be accessed beginning August 31 for up to one year after the event.

If you do not feel well during the event, ACOFP asks that you stay in your hotel room. Please email support@acofp.org between 6:00 am CT – 8:00 pm CT with your name and room number to have a COVID-19 test delivered to your door.

Nearby Testing Centers and Pharmacies
Walgreens Pharmacy (6 minutes from the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel)
9800 Irving Park Road
Schiller Park, Illinois 60176
847.384.0125

Please visit the Cook County website for more COVID-19 testing locations and updates specific to Rosemont.


Still have questions regarding your health and safety at the ACOFP Intensive Osteopathic Update? Please email acofp@acofp.org or call 847.952.5100.

 

Intensive Osteopathic Update 2022

Liability Waiver & Self-Attestation

As a condition of my participation in the 2022 Intensive Osteopathic Update (“Event”) I, on behalf of myself and my guests registered for the Event, do hereby expressly waive any rights against and release and hold harmless ACOFP and any of its officers, employees, affiliates, contractors, agents, heirs, legal successors, and assigns (collectively “ACOFP”) from and against any and all claims, suits, demands, losses, damages, expenses, or liability of whatever kind or nature (collectively “liability”), under any theory of law or equity that may arise during or as a result of my presence at the premises including, but not limited to, any such liability related to or arising out of illness, injury, or death associated with infection of COVID-19 or complications, symptoms, or other effects resulting from contracting COVID-19. I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ACOFP against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind including, but not limited to, attorney fees, any fees and costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this Agreement, and any cost of pursuing any insurance providers, arising out or resulting from any claim of a third party related to the Event.

While at the Event and co-joined events and in the Event’s function space, I agree to comply with any government, health authority, venue, and/or ACOFP safety and health requirements and protocols (collectively “Protocols”) throughout the duration of the Event. Regardless of such requirements and protocols, or lack thereof, ACOFP reserves the right to require mask wearing (e.g., KN95 or N95 masks for hands-on OMT Workshops).

I understand that my failure to comply with any Protocols or related requests from the Event venue staff, from ACOFP staff or instructors on site during the Event may result in my loss of the right to attend or to participate in the Event including forfeiting my registration fees.

I, on behalf of myself and my guests registered for the Event, attest that:

  1. I have taken or will take a COVID-19 test of my choosing no earlier than 72 hours prior to badge pick up at the Event;
  2. I will not attend the Event if presenting with any of the known symptoms of COVID-19 or upon receiving a positive COVID-19 test result;
  3. I will not travel and participate in this Event after a known exposure per CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation guidelines;
  4. I will self-monitor and report any symtoms of COVID-19 while onsite; and
  5. I will sanitize hands frequently while at the Event.

I understand that rapid tests have the potential to provide a false-negative result, and I accept that I may be exposed to COVID-19 by someone who, in good faith, took a test per ACOFP policy and received a negative result.

Intensive Osteopathic Update
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