Update to SAA Submissions Requirements for the 85th Annual Meeting

Jul 31, 2019

In response to concerns and in consultation with new legal counsel, the SAA Board voted on July 29, 2019, to adopt a revised self-certification on the 2020 Call for Submissions. The revision drops the language requiring meeting registrants to authorize SAA to be able to run a background check. For those who previously checked the earlier version, the consent to a criminal background check that is implied by clicking the box at the bottom of the introductory page will not be used by the SAA. However, the SAA reserves the right to REQUEST a voluntary background check and to use other means necessary to guarantee the safety of members attending the annual meeting.