Code of Conduct

Core Principle

As members of the World Molecular Imaging Society (“WMIS”), we are responsible for adding value to our field of Science and contributing to the ethical success of the Society. It is of utmost importance to WMIS that each and every person attending one of our conferences and events has a positive and rewarding experience, and to that end, we invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, vendors, and others (“Participants”) to help us realize a safe, respectful, and positive experience for everyone. We accept professional responsibility for our individual decisions and actions.

WMIS has established this Code of Conduct to provide guidelines to Participants and to ensure that all Participants understand what behavior is expected and what behavior will not be tolerated at a WMIS event. WMIS expects all Participants to abide by this Code of Conduct at all events. This includes conference-related social networking events as well as related online communities and social media.

WMIS is dedicated to providing an harassment-free and inclusive event experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

WMIS expects that Participants will:

  1. Be considerate and respectful to all Participants.
  2. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior, materials, and speech.
  3. Speak up if they observe anything at an event that conflicts with this Code of Conduct. If you are being harassed or feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the WMIS event staff immediately.


Unacceptable behavior (which includes illegal behavior) from any Participant will not be tolerated. Unacceptable behavior includes but is not limited to:

  1. Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech, materials, or conduct by any Participants of the event and related event activities.
  2. Personal insults, particularly those related to the protected categories listed above.
  3. Violence, threats of violence, or violent language directed against another person.
  4. Sexist, racist, homophobic, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  5. Inappropriate contact, unwelcome attention, and use of materials that create a sexualized environment.
  6. Any lewd or offensive behavior or language, including but not limited to using sexually explicit or offensive language, materials or conduct, or any language, behavior, or content that contains profanity, obscene gestures, or racial, religious, or ethnic slurs.
  7. Conduct endangering the life, safety, health, or well-being of others.
  8. Failure to follow any agency policy or procedure or the rules and regulation of the event website.
  9. Bullying or taking unfair advantage of any Participant.

Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately. If anyone engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.