The 2023 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will adhere to local and national health rules and guidance, as issued by governing bodies such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. If those rules and guidance require specific policies and procedures associated with in-person meeting attendance, this web page and other Annual Meeting materials will be updated to inform registrants and potential registrants.
Highlights of the health features and cleaning process for Nashville Music City Center (MCC) follow. For more details, review the MCC Health & Safety Guidelines.
Through numerous resolutions and executive actions, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County has demonstrated that it does not support—and in some cases does not recognize—Tennessee legislative actions that could exclude, isolate, or harm specific communities or individuals. In his 2022 State of Metro Address, Nashville Mayor John Cooper stated, “We are also hard at work making Nashville a stronger community by making it a more inclusive community,” outlining efforts for gender-affirming health coverage, expanding the number of multi-lingual employees in call centers and government agencies, and more.
The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation (NCVC) also recognizes and supports Nashville’s diverse communities, specifically promoting businesses owned and operated by Asian, Black, Hispanic and Latin, and LGBT+ individuals.
For additional information about how Nashville is committed to protecting residents and visitors from potentially harmful legislation and actions, visit the “Nashville and Social Issues of Potential Concern” web page.
In addition to convention center personnel, SOT employs security staff to assist before and during the meeting. The personal safety tips outlined on this page are provided by these security experts.
The best way to stay safe is to be aware of your surroundings and to avoid situations in which you feel uncomfortable. Travel “smart” when you leave Nashville Music City Center:
The possibility of demonstrators is very real given the nature of toxicology research. Events of this nature range from verbal confrontations, protests, and strikes to riots. Here are some safety tips in the event of demonstrations: