SfRBM Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy

SfRBM encourages open and honest intellectual debate as part of a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere at every conference.  To help maintain an open and respectful community of scientists, SfRBM does not tolerate inappropriate behavior at our conference, including bullying or harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment.  

SfRBM condemns inappropriate or suggestive acts or comments that demean another person by reason of his or her gender, gender identity or expression, race, religion, ethnicity, age or disability, scientific viewpoint or that are unwelcome or offensive to other attendees.

If you believe you have been subjected to or have otherwise experienced behavior at an SfRBM conference that violates our Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy, please act promptly to report the issue to SfRBM’s President and Executive Director so that steps may be taken to address the situation immediately.   

SfRBM reviews allegations of any such behavior on a case-by-case basis, and violations may result in cancellation of a conference or the prohibition on future attendance by particular individuals.  

SfRBM will investigate complaints fairly and discreetly, with an emphasis on conducting a rapid inquiry, the results of which typically will be shared with both the individual reporting the issue and the individual(s) who has been accused of violating the Policy.  Reports requesting anonymity will be respected, although SfRBM reserves the right to notify appropriate law enforcement should the allegations be serious enough to warrant such notice.