AMIA Meeting Anti-Harassment Policy

AMIA is proud to be an organization of diversity and inclusion, and we want all members to have confidence in our collective commitment to efforts and actions that demonstrate that commitment regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, race, or religion.

AMIA is committed to providing an atmosphere that is welcoming and that supports our goals for members to learn and grow professionally.  Consistent with this commitment, it is AMIA policy that all participants at AMIA meetings will enjoy a welcoming environment that is professional, collegial, and harassment free.  All participants at AMIA meetings are expected to behave in a courteous, professional and civilized manner and to refrain from demeaning, discriminating or harassing behavior or speech.  This policy applies to all participants including attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, guests, staff and contractors.

Unacceptable behaviors include:

  • intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant at an AMIA meeting and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of the meeting.
  • harmful or prejudicial verbal or written statements or visual images (including presentation slides) related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, race, religion, or other personal characteristics.
  • unwelcome and uninvited attention, contact, or physical harm;
  • real or implied threat of professional or personal damage.

Individuals who experience, witness, or become aware of unacceptable behavior at an AMIA meeting should report the incident to an AMIA staff member.  Any person who has suffered physical harm or believes their physical safety is threatened should notify venue security or call 911.

AMIA reserves the right to remove an individual from a meeting without warning or refund, to prohibit an individual from attendance at future meetings, and to take such other actions as deemed appropriate by the AMIA Board of Directors.