AMA Code of Conduct for AMA Meetings and Events and Conflicts of Interest Policies

The AMA has a robust Code of Conduct (Anti-Harassment Policy H-140.837) for AMA meetings and events to protect all attendees from harassment, including sexual harassment. 

The Code states “all attendees of AMA hosted meetings, events, and other activities are expected to exhibit respectful, professional, and collegial behavior during such meetings, events and activities, including but not limited to dinners, receptions, and social gatherings held in conjunction with such AMA hosted meetings, events and other activities. Attendees should exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions, including while making formal presentations to other attendees, and should be mindful of their surroundings and fellow participants.”

Harassment is unwelcome conduct, whether verbal, physical, or visual that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; unreasonably interferes with an individual’s participation in meetings or proceedings of the House of Delegates or any AMA entity; or otherwise adversely affects an individual's participation in such meetings or proceedings.

Sexual harassment is making unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, physical, or visual conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

The Code states AMA’s zero tolerance policy for harassment at AMA meetings and events.  The Code protects AMA members, AMA employees and all other attendees at AMA meetings and events from harassment.  The Code prohibits retaliation against anyone who reports harassment or participates in an investigation of harassment.  Harassment can be reported to the meeting’s Conduct Liaison, the Office of General Counsel, and to an external vendor online or via a toll-free hotline at 1-800-398-1496.  Reports to the external vendor may be made anonymously. Attendees can also ask questions about the Code through these reporting options.

Members of the AMA Board and of the AMA House of Delegates who have an interest that is or may be material to the matter being considered and that would reasonably be expected to impair the objectivity of the individual must publicly disclose that interest.

Revised Jan.3, 2024