Beyond the Headlines on Sexual Harassment — What’s Different Now and What Should You Do About It?

January 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Grand Rounds 2018 Bonus Audio Conference

You’ve seen the headlines — revelations of sexual harassment are everywhere.  These headlines suggest that expectations have changed.  What may have been accepted — or overlooked — in the past will now be the subject of a sexual harassment investigation.  Are you ready?

Preventing sexual harassment — and effectively addressing it when it occurs — requires good policies and the tools, skills and will to implement those policies.

Topic:       Sexual Harassment

Faculty:   Barbara Blackmond and Phil Zarone

Date:         January 23, 2018

Issues that should be anticipated include:

  • Should the medical staff or the hospital take the lead in investigating allegations of sexual harassment?
  • Are collegial intervention and other informal warnings an appropriate response to sexual harassment?
  • Should the name of the person who submitted a reported concern about sexual harassment and/or the details of the concern be disclosed to the individual under review?
  • How can retaliation be prevented?
  • How can “he said, she said” concerns be investigated where there are no witnesses to the alleged bad conduct?
  • What happens to documentation if an allegation cannot be substantiated? What happens to such documentation – and the person who raised the concern – if the allegation is proven to be false?
  • What happens if a consensual relationship leads to a concern about sexual harassment?
  • Should a reported concern of sexual harassment by an office receptionist about her physician employer be reviewed at the hospital?

Join Barb Blackmond and Phil Zarone of Horty, Springer & Mattern as they provide guidance on these and other important issues.

As a special bonus, those who sign up for the 2018 Grand Rounds series may also listen to this audio conference for no additional charge.

Register for the full series now for just $1,850 (12 Audio Conferences + Bonus AC including MP3 of each).  Click here for more information.

Registration for the January 23, 2018 BONUS audio conference only (includes MP3): $250/line (Additional lines are $50 each, limit 2 additional lines. Please call us to set up additional lines.)

Audio CD or MP3 of BONUS audio conference only:  $250

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Designed to be informative for any medical staff member, Grand Rounds 2018 should be particularly helpful for medical staff leadership:  Medical Staff Officers, members of the Medical Executive Committee, Department Chairs, Chairs of the Credentials and Peer Review Committees, and the Chairs of other key medical staff committees. 

If you have new members in any of these important positions, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for direct education that we guarantee will be helpful to them in their new roles.


Sexual Harassment

  • What’s Different Now?
  • What should you do about it?

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify strategies for preventing and responding to potential concerns about sexual harassment and other behaviors that undermine a culture of safety;
  2. Recognize what is and is not “sexual harassment,” and review legal standards pertaining to an employer’s obligation to provide a work environment free from sexual harassment; and
  3. Evaluate “best practices” and key policy elements to encourage reporting of sexual misconduct and harassment and protect against retaliation.

Education Credit

Instructions on how to obtain your Continuing Education certificate for audio conferences will be e-mailed to the contact person for your organization at the conclusion of each audio conference.

Category 1 CME

Joint Provider Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEUs Credit

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs), which is equal to 1 contact hour.

NAMSS Continuing Education Credit

This course has been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) continuing education credit and NAMSS hereby awards 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credits for participation in this activity.  Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.


This BONUS Audio Conference is FREE with the purchase of the Grand Round 2018 Series.

Audio Conference Series Registration:  $1,850/line for all 2018 monthly Grand Rounds (includes Bonus Sexual Harassment Grand Rounds and MP3 of each Grand Rounds).

CD Only:     $1,850 for all 2018 monthly Grand Round recordings.
MP3 Only:  $1,850 for all 2018 monthly Grand Round recordings.

Mix and Match:  $250 for participation in each 2018 Grand Rounds audio conferences.