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Public Health Statement and Duty of Care

The Materials Research Society (MRS) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all 2024 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit participants. We are working with the Seattle Convention Center - Summit and Hyatt Regency Seattle regarding preventive measures related to public health concerns. Our decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state and local health authorities.

Please monitor MRS email communications and check the MRS website for details and updates on preventive measures (e.g., face coverings, social distancing, testing requirements, etc.)  prior to traveling to the 2024 MRS Spring Meeting. Note that every attendee has the right to wear a face covering and/or to limit personal contact based upon personal preference. If you are not already receiving email updates from MRS about the Meeting, please update your communication preferences.

Duty of Care

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment (Duty of Care) is shared by every participant. All 2024 MRS Spring Meeting participants are expected to adhere to and abide by health and safety precautions implemented for the meeting as well as any restrictions and guidelines, including quarantine and travel-related practices, implemented by government organizations and local facilities (see 

Please note that by checking the acknowledgement box on the meeting registration form, you agree to adhere to the precautions and policies listed and acknowledge and understand that you are knowingly and freely assuming all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, by attending the 2024 MRS Spring Meeting. You understand that refusal to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions may result in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund.