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Code of conduct



ISER International Committee is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone who engages in its professional activities. All attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors and other persons associated with ISER are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct. This code applies to all ISER related events including virtual meetings and those sponsored by organisations other than ISER but held in conjunction with ISER events, either in public or private facilities.


Expected Professional Behaviour

  • Treat others with respect, inclusivity, and consideration, recognizing that this event is a place for diversity of thought, organization, and all individuals.
  • Communicate openly with respect for others, avoiding personal attacks.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and others. Alert an ISER Committee member if you notice any discriminatory, harassing, aggressive, or exclusionary behavior or speech as soon as possible.
  • Respect the rules, policies and property of the meeting venue, hotel, ISER contracted facility, or any other associated venue or site.
  • Wear your event badge at all times.

Unacceptable Behaviour That Will Not Be Tolerated

  • Harassment, intimidation or discrimination in any form.
  • Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, staff, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Disruption of sessions, the exhibit hall or other events organised by ISER at the meeting venue, hotel, ISER contracted facility, or other associated venue or site.
  • Examples of unacceptable behaviour include but are not limited to: verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, extreme drunkenness, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations and threatening or stalking any type of meeting participant or venue staff

Reporting Unacceptable Behaviour

  • If you are the subject of unacceptable behaviour or have witnessed any such behaviour, please contact any member of the ISER International Committee. On-site team members wear badges with ISER International Committee ribbons or you may also contact the ISER Secretary Dr Julia Kydd (

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behaviour by an ISER International Committee or staff member is expected to comply immediately. The ISER Committee reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary and appropriate in its sole discretion, including expulsion from the event without warning or refund, exclusion from future events, and other consequences determined appropriate by the ISER International Committee.



10th – 14th July 2023

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil