Editor's Note: This page was last updated on March 6, 2023. Questions? Contact arm@academyhealth.org

As always, protecting the health and safety of our attendees is our number one priority. Below you will find information about health and safety protocols for the in-person Annual Research Meeting. These protocols reflect the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization guidelines, as well as industry best practices. AcademyHealth will be closely coordinating with the Seattle Convention Center (the conference venue) and actively monitoring local conditions, risk factors, and applicable laws, regulations, and guidance. Because these factors are frequently changing, we will continue to update this page as new guidance is released. 

All participants are expected to adhere to and abide by the health and safety protocols outlined below. Refusal to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions may result in immediate removal from an AcademyHealth event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund.

Vaccine and Health Survey 

All in-person attendees, staff, and contractors must have up to date COVID-19 vaccinations two weeks prior to the meeting date to participate. As defined by the CDC, you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible. If you received COVID-19 vaccines outside the United States, whether you are up to date depends on which COVID-19 vaccine (and how many doses) you received. Learn more about when people vaccinated outside the United States are considered fully vaccinated. If you do not have up to date vaccinations by June 10, 2023, you will not be eligible to attend the conference. Proof of vaccination will be required. More information will be available closer to the conference. 

Attendee vaccination status for ARM will be verified via a software called “LINK.”  More information will be available closer to the conference.


AcademyHealth encourages the use of masks in indoor spaces to reduce the risk of spreading of a variety of illnesses, including COVID-19. While masks are optional, AcademyHealth expects all attendees to respect and support the masking decisions of others.

Additional Health and Safety Protocols

All attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and staff should:  

  • All attendees, exhibitors, vendors, and staff should:    
  • Not enter the venue if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms;   
  • Wash hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;  
  • Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouths with unwashed hands; and     
  • Engage in additional responsible health and safety practices, inside and outside of the AcademyHealth event.