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Addressing Harassment at Meetings and Events

Learning Objectives
1. Define harassment
2. Identify behaviors that constitute harassment in professional meetings and events
3. Describe the reasons why harassers harass
4. List the steps to take if harassment is suspected, witnessed, or experienced
5. Demonstrate tactics to reduce and prevent future harassment
0.5 Credit CME

The AMA understands that AMA-hosted meetings and events are valuable to its members. All AMA meetings and events should be professional, welcoming and safe for those who attend. In this module, you will learn about harassment and how to recognize and respond to harassing conduct – including tactics for intervention and methods to report harassment when it is suspected, witnessed, or experienced. Learners will be presented with scenarios and questions to assist in developing a better understanding of harassment in various contexts and, in the process, to help ensure that AMA meetings and events are always professional, welcoming, and safe.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

0.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

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