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AMDPA will require all in-person conference participants (attendees, speakers, staff, vendors) to be vaccinated in order to attend the 2022 Scientific Session in Little Rock, AR June 11th.

For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19*


  • Two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna)

  • Two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen)

  • Two weeks after receipt of another vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO)


*A booster is strongly recommended but not required at this time.


This is a very fluid time, and we will continue to monitor and evaluate what is needed to ensure we meet safely. Updates and reminders of protocols and the conference policy will be sent to all attendees prior to the Scientific Session. Any changes to this policy will be reflected here.

Attendees that do not wish to comply with the conference policy are able to take advantage of the online conference available on June 11th.

Masking Update
Masks will now be optional for attendees participating in Scientific Session programming.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the vaccination requirement, if you feel sick or are experiencing COVID-like symptoms prior to traveling to or while onsite in Arkansas, we ask that you not participate in the conference in person.


  • Follow current guidance provided by the CDC and your local health authority.

  • You should not attend Scientific Session if you are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior to the conference have experienced, symptoms associated with COVID-19. If you do not feel well, protect yourself and others and stay home.

  • You should not attend any event at SCIENTIFIC SESSION if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within 5 days prior to the conference.

  • Follow travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you are traveling to and from.

  • AMDPA COVID-19 Guidelines will be followed at the strictest level.

  • Follow guidance from CDC and local health authorities to minimize the spread of viruses. The steps that you should take include:

    • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.

    • Sanitize hands regularly throughout the day.

    • Alert AMDPA Staff or venue staff if you feel unwell, start experiencing symptoms, or test positive for COVID-19 in Arkansas during SCIENTIFIC SESSION.

AMDPA is committed to providing all necessary equipment to assist in following these guidelines (Hand sanitizer stations, signage, event reminders, etc.)



If you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after your departure from SCIENTIFIC SESSION, please contact AMDPA staff immediately.


Please contact AMDPA Executive Director, Derek Lewis at if you have any questions regarding health and safety at the SCIENTIFIC SESSION.

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