Position Statement

One Neurosurgery Summit1 Professionalism and Harassment Model Policy

  • AANS/CNS Washington Office

One Neurosurgery Summit1 Professionalism and Harassment Model Policy

I. Value Statement:
The values of Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Healing, Teamwork, Excellence and Mentorship are core to the profession of neurological surgery and guide our purpose, decisions and work. By conducting our work honestly, ethically and respectfully, we breathe life into these values and into the fabric of our organizations and the profession of neurological surgery.

II. Background:
When a diverse group of people comes together for a course, meeting or convention, the sensitivities can vary by individual. What may feel appropriate for one person based on beliefs or culture may not be appropriate for others gathered at the same event. The American Academy of
Neurological Surgery (AAcNS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) wish to establish that all participants at sponsored
and organized events should have an opportunity equal with others to participate without being hindered by harassment and/or insensitive practices. Participants should be free from harassment and intimidation at all professional meeting events and all associated social events.

In order to set uniform expectations for behavior, the AAcNS, AANS, ABNS, CNS and SNS have collaborated to develop this professionalism and anti-harassment policy to be observed at all events sanctioned by these organizations.

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