The AAMC is dedicated to a safe, productive, and welcoming environment free from discrimination and harassment. The AAMC expects all meeting participants (including attendees, event staff, AAMC staff, presenters, vendors, guests, contractors, students, and exhibitors) to treat other participants with respect. The AAMC does not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. “Harassment” includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments, jokes, or imagery that reinforce negative stereotypes related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or sex;
- Sexual images in public spaces;
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following;
- Inappropriate and unwelcome physical contact;
- Unwelcome sexual attention, including persistent romantic invitations even after such invitations have been declined; and
- Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behavior
If you are being harassed or have witnessed harassment and would like to make a report, please contact a member of meeting staff or any AAMC staff member, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also report concerns of harassment occurring at an AAMC meeting on the AAMC Ethics hotline at aamc.ethicspoint.com or by calling 1-855-729-0137. Reports to the hotline may be made anonymously. If you have been a victim of assault or believe yourself to be in danger, seek help immediately by calling 911 or contacting hotel or conference security.
A report of harassment may result in a warning, removal from or denial of access to AAMC-sponsored meetings and events, and exclusion from future AAMC-sponsored meetings or events on a temporary or permanent basis. The AAMC may also provide information regarding the report of harassment to the home institution of the individual identified in the report. If a participant is asked to leave a meeting as a result of a report received under this policy, the participant will not receive a refund.