The American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) believes that the pursuit of scientific excellence is strengthened by the unique perspectives contributed by scientists from diverse backgrounds. The society strives for an inclusive environment that makes all of our members feel included, welcomed and represented. We expect our members to interact with each other in a positive, professional manner, and to conduct themselves with kindness and courtesy. Members participating in discussions at our meetings should remain open-minded to different points of view and opinions and be professional and respectful when expressing dissent.

The ASP will not tolerate threatening, intimidating, or harassing behavior from any individual associated with the society or its events. For the purpose of this policy, harassment means unwelcome behavior directed at another person’s sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or other status protected under applicable law. For example, harassment can include comments or jokes that focus on gender differences or
sexual topics, unwelcome advances or requests for dates or sexual activities, or the use of language or images that demean or degrade others.

Violations to this code of conduct may be reported to Laura Stoll, Business Manager for the American Society of Pharmacognosy (asphcog@ or Lesley-Ann Giddings ( or Christine Salomon ( Co-Chairs of the ASP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. By registering for this conference, you have agreed to abide by the code of conduct. The ASP reserves the right to revoke the conference badge of any individual who violates the ASP code of conduct.