#MeToo in Medicine: Understanding Sexual Harassment

Special Events


  • Michael Carney, MD, University of Hawaii, Women’s Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI


  • Jubilee Brown, MD, Levine Cancer Institute at the Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, NC
  • Jennifer Rose, JD, University of Hawai’i at Mãnoa Office of Institutional Equity, Honolulu, HI
  • Jerris Hedges, MD, Univeristy of Hawai’i at Mãnoa Dean, John A. Burns School of Medicine Honolulu, HI

Through the #Metoo movement and the recent US Supreme Court nomination proceedings, sexual harassment and sexual violence have been exposed in many hierarchical work environments – law, entertainment, technology. Will the medical profession be next?

The AMA has been clear about issues related to sexual harassment. In their Code of Medical Ethics Opinion 9.1.3, they acknowledge the power dynamics inherent in sexual harassment and go further to discuss their zero tolerance regarding sexual relationships between medical supervisors and trainees.

Come to the session to learn to identify sexual harassment; distinguish between sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination versus general harassment; and understand expectations for managers and practitioners regarding workplace policies and practice that encourages gender equity status and best practices to create a more gender equity work environment.

Location: Hawaii Convention Center 313AB