Policies

The Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium cosponsors have official policies that affect all attendees. Find out about age requirements, obtaining special assistance, recording policies, and much more.

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Special Assistance

The Symposium Cosponsors, Moscone West, and all official Symposium hotels comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance, please contact the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Customer Service Center.

Age Requirement for Attendees

Because of the detailed nature of the programs and forums, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted to any official Symposium function. This includes, but is not limited to, all Symposium sessions, the Posters, Exhibits, and Food Service Room, and all evening events offered by the Symposium Cosponsors.

Important Security and Attendee Conduct Information

For security reasons, the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium badge will be required for admittance to all events. Please wear your badge so that it can be easily seen at all times. Lost badges should be reported to the Registration staff immediately. The following badge policies will be in effect throughout the Symposium

  • The 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium badge is the sole property of the Symposium Cosponsors.
  • The badge is nontransferable.
  • False certification of individuals as paid Symposium attendees, misuse of badges, any method of assisting unauthorized persons to gain access to any Symposium event, or any inappropriate or unauthorized conduct will be just cause for repossessing badges of any individuals involved and expelling all parties involved from the Symposium without obligation on the part of the Symposium Cosponsors for refund of any fees.

Individuals who are part of the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium may not engage in any demonstrations or other behavior that the Symposium Cosponsors deem to be potentially disruptive to the conduct of the Symposium. Violation of this rule is grounds for immediate dismissal from the Symposium and/or ineligibility for attendance at future ASCO meetings or symposia. Any person who is dismissed from the Symposium may request that the Symposium Cosponsors review the matter, provided, however, that such dismissal will be effective immediately and will continue until and unless the Symposium Cosponsors issue a contrary decision.

Cancellation Statement

The Symposium Cosponsors reserve the right to cancel the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium because of unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such cancellation, the full registration fee will be returned to each registrant.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium is available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status as provided by law and in accordance with the Symposium Cosponsors’ respect for personal dignity.

Authorization for Use of Image, Name, and Other Likeness

By attending the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium or entering in the facility in which the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium takes place, you agree that ASCO and/or third parties authorized by ASCO may photograph or record your likeness, image, name, voice, and/or words, and may publish, display, reproduce, copy, and distribute your likeness, image, name, voice, and/or words for promotional, educational, or membership activities worldwide in all forms of media now known or later developed, including but not limited to advertising, training, websites, presentations, and marketing materials. You further acknowledge that ASCO and/or third parties authorized by ASCO shall have the right, but not the obligation, to identify you in connection with such media by name and/or affiliation.

Recording (Audio, Video, and Still Photography)

Copyright of the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium program is owned by ASCO. ASCO reserves the rights to all recordings or reproductions of presentations at this Symposium and all ASCO meetings and symposia. Any photography, filming, taping, recording, or reproduction in any medium, including via the use of tripod-based equipment, of any of the programs and/or posters presented at the Symposium without the express written consent of ASCO is strictly forbidden. Exception: Non-flash photography and audio or video recording using hand-held equipment, for strictly personal, social, or noncommercial use, are permitted if not disruptive, as determined by ASCO.   

No Soliciting in the Exhibits Room

The exhibits give 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium attendees the opportunity to meet with representatives from the health care industry about their products and services in a professional atmosphere that is consistent with the educational mission of the Symposium. Symposium attendees are prohibited from soliciting business from other attendees or exhibitors in the Exhibits Room, unless the solicitation occurs within the specific exhibit space of the attendee.

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in all 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium facilities, including public areas and the Posters, Exhibits, and Food Service Room. This policy will be enforced.

2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Cosponsors

American Gastroenterological Association Institute
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society for Radiation Oncology
Society of Surgical Oncology