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Inclement Weather: 

If there is a need to postpone or cancel a program due to inclement weather, a message will be placed on the AHEC general phone message, which can be accessed by dialing (864) 349-1160. An update will be placed on the header of the website. Additionally, any immediate updates will be shared on the Upstate AHEC Facebook page. AHEC will make every effort to notify pre-registered participants of changes with the information they have on file. Please ensure you have the correct email entered into our system when completing the registration process or accessing your account. 

Refunds, Substitutions, and Cancellations:    

Registrations are accepted until programs are filled. Registration is not complete until fee is received, and fee is due at registration. All cancellations are subject to a 10% processing fee. Please allow up to 7-10 business days for processing refunds. Registrants canceling between 2 weeks and 48 hours prior to the program will receive a 75 percent refund. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the program. Participant substitutions are welcome (pending Upstate AHEC is notified in advance of the program). Cancellations must be made in writing to

Upstate AHEC reserves the right to cancel a continuing education program. If Upstate AHEC should find it necessary to cancel or postpone a program for any reason including, but not limited to, registration responses, strikes, or acts of God, a full refund will be granted. Upstate AHEC will not be liable for registrants’ expenses. 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement:  

The Upstate Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran’s status.  If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability in order to participate fully in a continuing education activity, please call 864-349-1160 no later than one week before the date of the activity. 

Disclosure Statement: 

Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring any conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest. Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.  

Photo Statement: 

Photographs of participants attending Upstate AHEC Continuing Education programs may be taken. Please note that your comments and photographs may be used for publicity purposes only. Your image may be released to local, regional, and/or statewide publications in an effort to gain recognition for the program. Your statements and photographs may be used in a variety of AHEC brochures produced for program recruitment purposes. You will not be compensated for the publication of your statements or photographs. 

Privacy Policy: 

Upstate AHEC does not release proprietary database information about your use of our site, including mailing and email addresses, to any third party. Personal information, including the name of the individual, is private to the South Carolina Area Health Education Program. We collect the domain name and email address of users to our site and other information used for site registrations. The information we collect is used to notify users about course dates, changes and reminders. This information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. We use industry standard, data encryption technology when we transfer and receive personal information on the website. We maintain appropriate security measures in our physical facilities to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of information we have collected from you at our website. 

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