Health & Safety

ISPOR is committed to the health and well-being of our attendees. We are closely monitoring the local and CDC guidance and working with the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center safety professionals to develop and execute our health and safety plan. Our health and safety plan will be updated with further details as necessary. Please visit our ISPOR 2023 website for the most up-to-date health and safety information, registered conference attendees will receive important updates via email.

Attendance Protocols  

While ISPOR encourages all registrants to be fully vaccinated before attending the ISPOR 2023 conference, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result is not required for entry into the conference. We encourage you to take a COVID test before attending the conference, if you test positive or are experiencing symptoms before or during the Conference, we request that you do not attend to protect the health of other attendees.    


The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center will be monitoring and following the City of Boston's local health department guidelines. Please visit Boston COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines website to review current guidelines.  


The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) strongly recommends wearing a mask while indoors, including when using public transportation, in government buildings, and in crowded outdoor venues. Masking is especially important for those who are at higher risk for severe illness, such as people who are not fully vaccinated, seniors, and those who are immunocompromised. Wearing a well-fitting mask minimizes your likelihood of contracting and spreading the virus.

 Onsite Protocols   

ISPOR is committed to creating a safe environment for attendees and will follow additional measures to include but not limited to:  

  • Contact comfortability—we kindly ask that you respect all comfort levels regarding physical greetings (eg, handshakes) by remaining contact free.  
  • Disposable masks will be available at registration, for those who would like to wear a mask. 
  • Additional hand-sanitizing stations will be available throughout the conference.  
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing will be employed throughout the conference.   
  • Food and beverages will be provided in individual packaging whenever possible.   

We are continuously evolving health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of attendees; updates will be posted on this page.   

Local Area  

 Please visit Boston’s COVID-19 information site for the latest information on the area’s COVID-19 protocols and testing options in Boston.  


Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is approximately 10-minutes from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), and 15-minutes from downtown Boston. You can view health, safety, and testing information at Boston Logan Airport here. For specific airline travel policies, please contact that airline directly.   

Event Terms and Conditions  

As there is always a risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious illnesses in any place where people are present, we encourage out of an abundance of caution, attendees to test after returning home from the conference. If you have any health and safety concerns or questions, please contact us at For reference, our Event Terms and Conditions are available here.  

External Health & Safety Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  

U.S Department of State Travel Rules and Regulations

Boston COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines