AMA’s Commitment to Conference Safety

Jeremy Van Ek
 

 

 
Key Takeaways
  • The AMA is dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming and professional conference experience for all participants. 
  • We expect all conference participants to abide by this code of conduct at all events. 
  • We do not tolerate harassment in any form.
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The AMA is dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming and professional conference experience for all participants. We expect all conference participants (staff, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all conference events including sessions, business meetings, interviews, receptions and ancillary activities.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. 

Harassment includes, but is not limited to inappropriate actions or statements based on characteristics such as race, color, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, age or sexual orientation or any other category protected by local, state, or federal law. 

Harassing behavior includes but is not limited to: 

  • Suggestive or inappropriate behavior or language

  • Unwelcome jokes or comments

  • Harassing photography or recording

  • Circulation of written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual or group

  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events

  • Inappropriate physical contact

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following 

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

Anyone who feels they have been discriminated against, harassed, threatened, intimidated, has observed or witnessed violations of this code, or has other concerns is encouraged to immediately report these instances. Please contact AMA COO Jeremy Van Ek on-site either in person or by leaving a message at the registration desk. Alternatively, you may send a note to the AMA Conduct email, ​closely monitored by AMA event managers.

 AMA may take any action to address those who violate our principles. Penalties may include verbal warning, ejection from the meeting without refund, or other measures AMA deems appropriate. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. Notifying the AMA does not constitute or replace a notification to local law enforcement and all violations of the law should be reported to local law enforcement. 


 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jeremy Van Ek
AMA COO

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