Health and Safety
We look forward to welcoming attendees to the in-person experience in Chicago November 13-16 for SfN’s 50th Annual Meeting. The health and safety of attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, and the local community is a priority for SfN.
Please consult the resources listed below to learn more:
Neuroscience 2021 Vaccination Requirement
With rising Delta Covid transmission rates and to ensure the safest possible in-person Neuroscience 2021 gathering, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required to attend the in-person portion of Neuroscience 2021. Prior to the annual meeting, be prepared to upload documented proof that full vaccination was completed at least 14 days prior to arriving on-site in Chicago. No one will be admitted to Neuroscience 2021 without proof of full vaccination; specific instructions for providing proof will follow. There will be no exceptions to the vaccination requirement to attend Neuroscience 2021 and no refunds will be issued for unvaccinated individuals.
Unvaccinated individuals are highly encouraged to participate in the full virtual portion of Neuroscience 2021, scheduled for November 8-11, 2021. The virtual portion includes the full slate of poster presentations and a full program.
Neuroscience 2021 Mask Requirement
With the rising Delta Covid transmission rates and to ensure the safest possible in-person Neuroscience 2021 gathering, masks will be required during the in-person portion of the annual meeting in Chicago. Masks are required except in the following limited circumstances: 1. When actively eating or drinking, 2. When presenting at a lecture or panel, or 3. When seated in a meeting of 35 or fewer people. Masks will be required at all times on the poster and exhibit floor. Any person who does not adhere to the mask policy will be asked to leave the Convention Center and may be denied readmission to the meeting. As SfN continues to track the rate of Covid transmission and public health guidance, this policy may be updated accordingly.
McCormick Place has implemented health and safety protocols based on guidance from public health officials.
City of Chicago
The City of Chicago is committed to ensuring the safety of residents and visitors.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the United States health protection agency.
Provides resources for finding a COVID-19 vaccine near you.