American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS306
Title: MeTooSurgery: Tools for Addressing and Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Surgical Workplace
Date and Time of Session: Wednesday, October 30: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Location: Moscone Convention Center - Room: MN 25
Description: A recent survey on sexual harassment in academic medicine has revealed that medicine is rife with sexual discrimination and harassment in all their classic forms, with more than thirty-percent of female respondents saying they had experienced harassment. Sexual harassment in the workplace can have very serious consequences, not just for the harassed individual, but because of diminished organizational morale, there is the potential for impaired patient outcomes. Consequently, surgical institutions must have policies to actively prevent sexual harassment, and to address allegations of sexual harassment promptly and justly. This panel session will review what constitutes sexual harassment and present best practices in addressing harassment and investigating claims. Importantly, we will discuss evidence-based steps that institutions can take to create environments free of gender-based harassment.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Ethics (ETH), Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU)
Sponsored By:
Young Fellows Association, Women in Surgery Committee
Program Participants:
Marie L. Crandall, MD, FACS
Nancy N. Baxter, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Speaker Sexual Harassment 101: Understanding the Epidemiology and Etiology of a Chronic Disease
Nancy N. Baxter, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Speaker Crisis Management: Dealing with Sexual Harassment Effectively in Your Organization
Lisa K. Cannada, MD
Speaker From Everyday to Never Event: Tools to Change the Surgical Culture
Janet E. Tuttle-Newhall, MD, MHA, FACS
Speaker From Bystander to Ally: Effective Tools to Engage Men
Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, FACS
Panel Discussion