The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, access, equity, integrity and civility, and providing a professional environment free from harassment and discrimination. In order to provide all participants at events, including members and other attendees, speakers, staff, exhibitors, sponsors, employees and volunteers, the opportunity to interact professionally and benefit from the event, SHEA is committed to providing a safe and productive environment free of discrimination, hostility, harassment, and retaliation based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. SHEA has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and is committed to enforcing this policy at all SHEA activities or events, including all virtual events.
SHEA encourages reporting of all perceived incidents of unacceptable behavior, regardless of the offender’s identity or position. Individuals who believe they have been the victim of or a witness to such conduct should file a complaint with SHEA’s Executive Director Kristy Weinshel at 703-684-1008 or firstname.lastname@example.org so appropriate action can be taken. SHEA will maintain confidentiality to the extent consistent with appropriate investigation and corrective action.
Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:
Participants are asked to observe these additional rules:
If it is determined that an individual has engaged in prohibited conduct, SHEA shall determine the appropriate action to be taken, which may include, but is not limited to: