COVID-19 Health and Safety 

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all Annual International Meeting participants. The organization has worked diligently with the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg regarding protocols to create a safe and healthy environment for this event, in accordance with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities.

  • All meeting participants are required to comply with all applicable regulations imposed by federal, state, and/or local health authorities and government mandates, and must adhere to and abide by all safety precautions established by meeting and hotel venues.

  • ABM expects that all meeting participants, exhibitors, vendors and guests to be fully vaccinated prior to traveling to the 2021 Annual International Meeting. In addition, all ABM staff are required to be vaccinated. If you are unable or choose not to be vaccinated, please utilize the virtual-only option.

  • Adults and children older than 2 years of age are required to wear a mask in all indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. CDC guidance should be followed during meal functions.

  • If you are experiencing, or within 14 days prior to the event have experienced, signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend the conference in-person and instead participate in the virtual-only option. ABM offers a worry-free registration exchange in which you may cancel your in-person registration for a virtual registration any time before the start of the meeting.

  • All meeting rooms, common areas, and the exhibit hall will have physically distanced seating. Special accommodation requests can be made at [email protected].

  • All participants will be encouraged to wash hands regularly and hand sanitation stations will be readily available.

  • All venues will be following strict sanitation and air filtration guidelines. For detailed information on how our facilities are keeping us safe, please visit the Hyatt Hotel Cleanliness and Safety Commitment.

As the guidance changes regularly, ABM will send final COVID safety information/protocols to all meeting participants closer to the event and will keep this page updated with the latest guidelines.