IAMRA Symposium 2019 Organizing Committee

IAMRA Symposium 2019 is organized by the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) and is co-hosted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (ECFMG | FAIMER), and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME); collectively, the IAMRA Symposium 2019 Organizing Committee (“Organizing Committee”).

Event Registration and Attendance Policies

Cancellations, Refunds and Transfers

To request cancellation of your IAMRA Symposium 2019 registration, please email IAMRA2019@abms.org.

  • Registration fees will be refunded less an administrative fee of US $50 if attendees notify the Organizing Committee before 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 10, 2019.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, August 10, 2019.
  • A full refund will be provided in the event that attendees contact the Organizing Committee at IAMRA2019@abms.org within 3 business days of being notified that they are unable to secure a visa.

Tickets may be transferred to another colleague if you are no longer able to attend. To do this, please email the Organizing Committee at IAMRA2019@abms.org by no later than Monday, September 2, 2019 with your name and the name of the colleague who will be attending in your place. If you haven’t emailed us to transfer the ticket, entry to the event may be refused. Please note that attendees are responsible for managing changes to their hotel reservations directly with the hotel.

Tickets must not be re-sold by you to any other person.

Right to Refuse Entry

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse entry to IAMRA Symposium 2019. If entry is refused then the full ticket price will be refunded.

Symposium Program Subject to Change

While every effort will be made to ensure that the Symposium is delivered as advertised, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to make reasonable changes to the venue, advertised speakers and program.

Privacy Policy

The Organizing Committee (“we” or “our”) does not collect personal information about you without your knowledge. If you choose to provide information on the IAMRA Symposium 2019 website, online registration platform, email, or other means through site registration, surveys or forms, that information becomes the property of the Organizing Committee. We do not resell or distribute any information about you to business partners or other organizations for their own marketing or sales use.

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By using this website, you signify your agreement with the IAMRA Symposium 2019 Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”). We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time and with or without notice to you. Any modifications will be posted to this page. Your continued use of the website after the Organizing Committee has revised this Privacy Policy will indicate your acceptance of those revised terms.

Email Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to the Organizing Committee. We never share any of your information with a third party. Only the Organizing Committee will use your email address to send you communications with news, updates, and Content as they relate to you as a user of the website or as a Symposium attendee. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from IAMRA Symposium 2019 communications, you may do so by logging onto your Symposium registration profile page and editing your profile or by sending an email to the Organizing Committee at IAMRA2019@abms.org.

Email addresses, cookies and aggregate information about which pages visitors access, and information volunteered by site visitors—such as user survey responses and site registrations—are used to improve the Content and Services of the website and the Symposium experience. Organizing Committee editorial, publishing and marketing staff also use website visitor data and usage information to assist in modifying, improving and maintaining Content and Services hereunder.

Social Media Policy

The Organizing Committee may use this site and its social media profiles to share helpful, interesting, and newsworthy information with other users. We welcome comments, ideas, and concerns. While we encourage our audiences to share thoughts and opinions on this site and our social media profiles, we expect that this will be done in a respectful manner. The Organizing Committee asks that you not post comments that:

  • Disclose personal health information
  • Violate the intellectual property rights, confidentiality or privacy of another
  • Include hate speech directed at race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion or disability
  • Use overly aggressive, obscene or profane language, photos or images
  • Include statements that defame, harass, abuse, stalk, threaten or bully individuals or groups
  • Include statements that are illegal or encourage unlawful conduct
  • Promote services, products or political organizations
  • Are off-topic from the specific content of the post
  • Are irrelevant spam

Members of the Organizing Committee reserve the right to review and remove comments that do not comply with these guidelines and to block offenders of these guidelines.

Security of Collected Data

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy of the data and assist compliance with this Privacy Policy, ABMS has established certain security protocols and procedures designed to safeguard and secure the information collected through the website and prohibit unauthorized access to that information. Access to data that has been collected through the website is restricted to only those Organizing Committee representatives and agents who require such access for specific purposes. Messages that you send to the Organizing Committee by email may not be secure. Accordingly, the Organizing Committee recommends that you do not send any confidential information to us by email. If you choose to send confidential information to us via email, you accept the risk that a third party may intercept this information.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You expressly understand and agree that your use of and reliance upon IAMRA Symposium 2019 services, website or content related to learning about, registering for, and attending the Symposium is at your sole risk and is made available on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Organizing Committee makes no express or implied representations, warranties, or guarantees with regard to the appropriateness, accuracy, sufficiency, correctness, veracity, value, completeness, or timeliness of these online services or content and expressly disclaims all representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Indemnification of the Organizing Committee by User

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Organizing Committee, its third-party vendors, member medical specialty boards, corporate parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and their respective board members, directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and demands, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses, made by any third party due to or arising out of any content, submitted, posted, or otherwise provided by you to the website and/or the Organizing Committee and/or its third party advertisers, or any breach by you or your affiliates, employees, agents and representatives of these policies.

Organizing Committee Limitation of Liability

In no event shall the Organizing Committee, its third-party vendors, member medical specialty boards, corporate parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the website, with the delay or inability to access or use the website or related Services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any content, software, products and services made available or obtained through the website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if the Organizing Committee has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Any services or content made available or obtained through the use of the website, and all other use of the website is done at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results therefrom.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the website or with any of these policies, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website.

How to Contact Us About These Policies

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this Privacy Policy in greater detail, please contact ABMS at:

American Board of Medical Specialties
Attn: Legal Department
353 N. Clark Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60654

Telephone: (312) 436-2600