Virtual AHA Etiquette

To ensure the best possible experience for everyone on Virtual AHA, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By participating in a webinar, discussion, workshop, or other online event, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines.

  • The AHA’s web-based programming, Virtual AHA, is subject to the Code of Professional Conduct at Officially Sanctioned AHA Activities
  • All speakers and participants should be guided by the AHA’s Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct
  • Moderators might read comments posted in the Q&A to the speakers; phrase your query as you would in a professional context
  • The AHA welcomes discussion of its events on social media; discussions should be guided by the standards of professional conduct
  • Don’t attack others. The discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation. Criticisms and disagreements should be handled in a civil manner. Let others have their say. 
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you. If you’re unsure whether something is offensive, it’s very likely that it should be set aside.
  • The AHA does not actively monitor all discussions for inappropriate postings or comments. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting or comment is brought to the attention of the AHA we will take all appropriate action consistent with the Code of Conduct.