COVID-19 and JNC 2022

Updated 4/19/2022

The health and safety of our conference attendees and exhibitors is a priority. We understand the considerable effort invested in planning travel to attend events (for attendees, technical presenters and exhibitors) and the burden placed on those trying to make travel decisions. In addition, we understand that many attendees are required to follow travel policies as established by their organizations.

The ION will be following  U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidance in establishing our meeting protocols:

  • Masks will not be required at JNC events, however, the CDC recommends continued mask use in communities where serious cases of COVID-19 are straining the health system. 
  • Be advised that, while the national mask mandate in the U.S. is no longer in effect, masks may still be required on some forms of public transportation.
  • Social distancing will not be required in session rooms or meal functions. However, ION will ensure adequate seating is available so individual attendees can physically distance according to their comfort levels.
  • A “no-handshake policy” will be in place. Attendees are encouraged to utilize available technologies like the ION conference mobile site, iPhone AirDrop, or other available services to share contact information.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available outside meeting rooms.
  • There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces.
  • There will be reduced transfer of physical materials. Exhibitors are asked to reduce/eliminate business card exchanges and utilize the available lead retrieval system for gathering leads electronically.
  • We ask that all participants use discretion in attending ION events. If you are feeling ill or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please exercise common sense and do not attend the conference that day. When in doubt, get medical attention for an appropriate diagnosis.

General Guidelines

As a general rule, please use common sense when traveling to and attending the event. If you need assistance at any time, please reach out to the ION at 703-366-2723 or

What options are available for attendees who may not be able to attend the event due to corporate policies or travel restrictions/quarantines?

We suggest you wait to register until you have received travel authorization from your sponsor. Once you register, the Institute anticipates your participation and incurs financial liabilities for you. If a change in your sponsoring organization’s travel policy necessitates that you must  cancel after you have registered and paid, regular conference cancellation policies will apply.  

Local Medical Facilities

Should you need medical advice, below is a list of the medical centers close to the conference venue.

  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego (1.1 miles) - 4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 - 619-294-8111
  • AFC Urgent Care Mission Valley (1.9 miles) - 8590 Rio San Diego Dr #111, San Diego, CA 92108 - 619-736-4600