Policies & Procedures

Following is a list of key policies and procedures enforced at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting.

Name Badge

For your safety and security, all attendees, exhibitors, staff and suppliers are required to wear their name badge to have access to the AGS Annual Meeting.

Admission to Pre-Conference Sessions

If you purchased a ticket for an additional fee pre-conference session, the ticket was included with your name badge. Tickets for sessions that are not sold out can be purchased at the registration desk.  Only attendees holding tickets for these sessions will be admitted.

Lactation Room

If you are a nursing mother, you are welcome to nurse wherever you feel comfortable. If you are looking for a more private space to nurse or pump, you can use AGS’ private Lactation Room.


  • Education Sessions: Because of the professional nature of the program, children are not allowed in education sessions since they may distract the speakers and other attendees.
  • Exhibit Hall: For safety reasons, children are not permitted in the exhibit hall or poster halls.


Messages for meeting attendees may be posted on the bulletin board in the meeting registration area.  Incoming messages for attendees that are received at the meeting registration desk will also be posted here.

Photography Policy

A professional photographer and/or videographer may be present at the AGS Annual Meeting. By registering for the meeting, you understand that your image may appear in photographs and/or videos and grant AGS and their representatives and employees the right to take photographs and/or videos of you and your property in connection with the above-identified event as well as to copyright, use, and publish the same pictures in print and/or electronically. You agree that AGS may use such photographs and/or videos of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content, without your express written or verbal permission.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted at any AGS function.