Summary of Results from the ASMS Post-Conference Covid-Related Survey
Thank you to all attendees of the 70th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics (June 5-9, 2022) in Minneapolis, MN who took time to complete the post-conference Covid-related survey. The information gathered from your responses is helpful to develop health-related protocols for future ASMS conferences.
58% of in-person conference attendees completed the survey.
67% of respondents performed a Covid test.
- 34% had a positive result.
- Of those with a positive test result, 6% tested during the conference. Of those who tested positive after returning home, 12% received a positive test the day they arrived home, 70% within 1-3 days after returning home, and 18% within 4-7 days after returning home.
- 40% of those who tested reported not wearing a mask at meeting, regardless of testing positive or negative.
There was no apparent correlation between participation in specific conference activities and positive or negative test results.
Health & Safety Plan for Upcoming ASMS Events
Based on the survey findings, ASMS has decided to return to more cautious protocols for the Fall 2022 meetings (Asilomar Conference and Fall Workshop). The current Health & Safety Plan for each of these meetings may be accessed with the links below.
For the January 2023 ASMS 33rd Sanibel Conference on Membrane Proteins and Their Complexes, our current plan is to use similar policies, however, requiring proof of vaccination is not allowed per the Florida Department of Health.
A health & safety plan will remain under development for the 71st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics (June 4-8, 2023) in Houston, TX. A list of protocols under consideration are listed here.
ASMS is dedicated to promoting the safety of everyone at our events.