CME

Health and Safety Policies for In-Person CME

TOMF Policies and Protocols (As of January 20, 2022)
The health and safety of all Southwestern Conference on Medicine participants remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring government mandates and policy changes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and public health advancements. As information pertaining to the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed. The policies may be modified at any time in advance of or during the 2022 Southwestern Conference on Medicine.

1. Anyone experiencing symptoms should not attend in person and utilize the livestreaming/on-demand participation options.

2. All in-person participants and exhibitors must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. No exceptions or exemptions apply. "Full vaccination" means 14 days after the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccination (or initial J & J vaccination) as well as applicable boosters if eligible prior to April 15, 2022.

3. All in-person participants and exhibitors must wear properly fitted surgical masks, N95, or KN95 over their nose and mouth at all times in Conference areas and meeting rooms, except for brief periods when actively eating or drinking. Cloth masks, face shields and other alternatives are not acceptable. Security personnel will remind participants and exhibitors to keep masks in place.

4. TOMF staff, volunteers, and faculty must be fully vaccinated and boosted if eligible; and wear surgical masks, N95, or KN95 at all times in the facility except for brief periods when actively eating, drinking or presenting on stage.

5. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated or choose not to be vaccinated must participate in the livestreaming and/or on-demand Conference.

6. Registration fee refunds are available. Refund requests sent by email to cme@tomf.org prior to April 15 will be entitled to a full refund. Refund requests will not be available after that date.

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa Notable Practices and Protocols

The Westin La Paloma is a participant of the "Ready for You" program through the Pima County Health Department. This is an adopted set of minimum protective health and safety measures for restaurants, bars, fitness centers, and hotel and resort pools to follow. Participating businesses have pledged to adhere to these guidelines and are certified for compliance by the Pima County Health Department.

All Pima County mandates, Arizona State Executive Orders and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines are followed at the resort.

Signage is placed throughout the resort recommending that guests wear face coverings in indoor public spaces and reminding guests to stay home if experiencing flu-like symptoms.

Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout public areas.

Foot pulls have been installed on all meeting room and public restroom doors.

Electrostatic sprayers are used regularly in all public areas and meeting spaces.

Public areas, doors, furniture and high touch point areas are cleaned with increased frequency.

Associates have received training in "Commitment to Clean" through Marriott International - Includes standards and practices in all aspects of cleanliness and sanitizing for public spaces.

Plexiglas windows are utilized at banquet serving stations.

At this time, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa does not require that their staff or other resort guests be vaccinated. Please contact them for comment or details regarding current policies. The resort's policies may be modified at any time in advance of or during the 2022 Southwestern Conference on Medicine.