We are excited to be moving forward with plans for our upcoming IASNR Conference in San José, Costa Rica June 26-30, 2022!

While we are looking forward to gathering with our colleagues and friends, protecting the health and safety of everyone attending the IASNR Conference as well as the community is the highest priority for IASNR. As such, we are closely monitoring news and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local health agencies regarding COVID-19, travel, and events. The public health situation and recommendations are dynamic and we will be updating the Conference Health Protocols and Expectations as needed. We encourage you to check the website often for any changes as the meeting approaches.

Conference Health Protocol Basics

All attendees (presenters, program chairs, session chairs, exhibit booth staff, volunteers, attendees, guests, press, and others) will be required to:

  1. Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
  2. Verify vaccine status with a third-party system.
  3. Wear a mask over nose and mouth for all conference events, except when actively eating or drinking.
  4. Comply with all of Costa Rica’s COVID-19 safety requirements. These will be shared on our website as the conference dates approaches.

The IASNR Executive Team and Conference Support Committee is currently exploring options for third-party vaccine verification, as a number of options exist (such as Safe Expo, Clear, HealthPass, or others). Third-party verification will ensure data privacy and security, as IASNR will have no direct access to any individual’s vaccine documentation. Additionally, third-party verification guarantees authentication of vaccine documentation from a wide range of international health and vaccine agencies. Third-party verification will have no additional cost to members.

Please check back often for any updates to the Conference Health Protocols and Expectations.

Virtual Options for Engagement

We recognize that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will restrict the ability of many members to attend the 20222 IASNR Conference in Costa Rica. As such, we are committed to offering opportunities for robust virtual engagement to supplement the in-person conference.

Virtual options will include:

  • Virtual poster session access
  • Recording and asynchronous sharing of Plenary speakers

Virtual IASNR Research Exchange after the Conference

We are also considering the possibility of a virtual Research Exchange in August 2022. More information will be announced by February of 2022.

Estimated Registration Costs

To assist our members as they plan and prepare for the 2022 IASNR Conference, we are providing estimated registration costs. Registration estimates may be updated based on changes to pricing and situation, but will be finalized by March 2022 .

Registration includes the following items:

  • Participation in sessions and plenary events.
  • Catered lunch every day (served in open air tents for COVID safety).
  • Daily coffee breaks with snacks.
  • Welcome reception with hors d’oeuvre and drinks.
  • Poster session with hors d’oeuvre and drinks.
  • Quiz Bowl with hors d’oeuvre and drinks.

Field trips (between $10-$50), the Student Forum ($16), Young Professionals social hour ($15), and the closing banquet ($45 USD, including transportation) will be charged separately if participants choose to register for those events.

Estimated registration rates:

  • Registrants from low income nations and Costa Rica: $150 USD
  • Students: $250 USD
  • Early career professionals: $400 USD
  • Professionals: $550 USD
  • One day: $250 USD
  • Accompanying person: $250

The conference hotel block will be approximately $85 USD/night and includes breakfast.

Please Keep In Touch

Your IASNR Council and conference organizers are hard at work to provide a safe and engaging annual conference for 2022. We are looking forward to the exciting intellectual engagement and social gathering! We encourage you to renew your membership for 2022 and to keep updated on our plans through the conference website and our email announcements. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

 

Wishing you a healthy and joyful end to 2021,

Becky Schewe

IASNR Treasurer