Health & Safety Protocols

Health & Safety Protocols

Updated Onsite Health & Safety Information
(Latest Update: 14 April 2022)

The safety of meeting participants, faculty and staff is MAPS’ top priority. MAPS continues to monitor local recommendations and will update safety measures as appropriate. For the most up-to-date information on health and safety precautions and requirements, continue to monitor this page.

While encouraged, proof of vaccination is no longer required to participate in the MAPS 2022 EMEA Annual Meeting, nor is it required to access the hotel and offsite venues. 

Entry into France from other countries may still be dependent on showing proof of vaccination and/or a negative test for unvaccinated travelers. Please visit the following Website for any entry requirements for your country of departure: Attendees are responsible for checking entry and return requirements prior to travel. 

Attendees should be aware that, while MAPS will make every effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission on site, it is possible that attendees may come in contact with people in airports, train stations, and around the meeting venue who could potentially carry the virus. Attendees should understand these risks and make appropriate assumptions of risk before registering for the meeting.  

Face Coverings

The wearing of protective face coverings is encouraged, regardless of whether it is required locally at the time of the meeting. As of this update, the meeting hotel and offsite venues are not requiring face coverings for indoor gatherings.

Onsite Safety Measures

Public health guidance on preventing the transmission of COVID-19 continues to evolve, and MAPS will base its on-site protocols on the latest guidance from local regulations.

Participants will be provided with access to face masks and hand sanitizer in the registration area to use if they wish.

Similarly, meeting rooms will be set up to accommodate those attendees who prefer more personal space as well as those who prefer to sit closer together, even if social distancing is not mandated at the time of the meeting.

Even though the science now shows that transmission is unlikely to occur from touching surfaces touched by multiple persons (i.e., lecterns, microphones), staff will clean these regularly to promote healthy sanitation overall.

Should you have any additional safety protocol questions, please email Jason Acord at