PI Summit 2022 COVID Safety Policy   

The Association for Pathology Informatics (API) is excited to return to in-person educational events and the health and well-being of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff (collectively, "participants") is our top priority. While participating in-person at the Pathology Informatics Summit, API will follow all suggested federal, state, and local preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, API cannot guarantee that participants, attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff, or others in attendance (“participants”) will not become infected with COVID-19.  

At this time the following practices will be in place for all PI Summit 2022 events held in-person in Pittsburgh:

  • In order to receive conference badges for in-person attendance, all participants checking-in at one of the contact-less kiosks will be asked to attest that: 
    • they are vaccinated and can provide proof of vaccination; or 
    • they had a negative COVID-19 test (antigen or PCR) within the last 48 hours and are not exhibiting symptoms. The cost of tests will be at the participants’ personal expense. 
      • Please note that participants may be asked to show their proof of vaccination or negative COVID test during check-in/registration/badging at the registration desk or during the event to PI Summit staff  

 

All participants, regardless of vaccination status, will also have to complete a health survey and agreement to follow all safety guidelines outlined as follows:

  • Wear masks when and where required
  • Practice social distancing when and where required
  • Follow good personal hygiene practices
  • Practice self-monitoring & self-reporting
  • Follow the requirements of the host hotel and conference center that are in place at the time of the meeting
  • Not travel to or attend the Summit if sick or symptomatic
  • Take reasonable precautions to ensure your own comfort

By registering for API’s 2022 Summit, participants acknowledge the inherent risks in attending an in-person conference and that exposure or infection may result in quarantine requirements, serious illness, permanent disability or death. By registering to attend in-person, participants agree to follow all health and safety precautions and requirements outlined by the API, the meeting venue and other partners for the API. Should any participant violate this agreement, they may be asked to leave the meeting with no refund of any related expenses and their membership be subject to review. 

Additional Protocols

Hand sanitizing stations will be located at key locations throughout the the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Regular cleaning and sanitation practices will be conducted at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and The Westin Pittsburgh by their respective staffs.

 

For the David L. Lawrence Convention Center’s Health and Safety Plan, please visit:

https://www.pittsburghcc.com/planners/back-to-business/

For The Westin Pittsburgh’s Commitment to Clean, please visit: 

https://clean.marriott.com/

For the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Covid policies, please visit:

https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#COVIDMitigationinPennsylvania

 

Additional Information:

Nearest Hospital:

UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; +1-412-232-8111; Distance 1.0 mi.

Allegheny General Hospital, 320 E North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, +1-412-359-3131; Distance 1.1 mi.

 

Please continue to check this page for any additional updates to the health and safety protocols. Registered attendees and participants will also receive email notifications as updates or new information becomes available.