SOCIETY OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022
APRIL 7-9, 2022
PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Frequently Asked Questions

In preparation for SPPAC 2022, we would like to share answers to some frequently asked questions. If there are other questions that we haven’t covered here, please email info@pedpsych.org.

 

Will SPP require proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test from meeting attendees?

SPP will follow local health agency recommendations at the time of the meeting. SPP strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. We also encourage attendees to consult with their medical professional on COVID-19 prevention.  Please find details on Phoenix’s COVID-19 vaccination rates (and other COVID-19 statistics) via the CDC website.

 

Will SPP require meeting attendees to wear masks?

SPP will follow local health agency recommendations in place at the time of the meeting. We encourage those who feel most comfortable wearing masks to do so. Disposable masks will be available at registration. See Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment policies here.

 

Will hand sanitizer be available at the meeting?

Hand sanitizer stations will be accessible throughout the meeting space and at the registration desk. See Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment policies here.

 

Will the meeting practice social distancing?

SPP will follow local health agency recommendations in place at the time of the meeting.

 

Will I be penalized if I submit an abstract and later withdraw my submission due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic?

We want submitters to feel comfortable submitting their science. If a submission is withdrawn, we welcome you to re-submit for the 2023 meeting.

 

Is there a virtual or hybrid option for SPPAC 2022?

In 2022, special interest and affinity groups will host their meetings via Zoom on April 4-5.  All other conference programming will be held in person in Phoenix on April 7-9. We will not video record presentations at the live conference. We also will not provide a live simulcast during the conference.

 

The pandemic is ongoing and public health guidance is evolving rapidly. SPP will be monitoring events closely and will adjust our meeting plans as needed. We hope to see you in Phoenix in 2022!