webinar register page

AAMC Appropriate Treatment of Research Trainees (AToRT) Guide Webinar
There is increasing evidence that bullying, harassment, and toxic work environments plague many academic medical and research institutions. More recently, congress mandated that institutions funded by the NIH report when faculty members are removed from their positions or disciplined for inappropriate behaviors.

A working group of the AAMC Group on Research, Education, and Training (GREAT) developed a document to promote inclusive and supportive training environments for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The Appropriate Treatment of Research Trainees (AToRT) document aimed to 1) describe the shared principles that are essential for positive training environments; 2) identify behaviors that are incompatible with these principles; and 3) present a framework for how institutions can address inappropriate treatment when it occurs. Although focused on early-career trainees, the AToRT document is intended as a guide for academic medical institutions when considering strategies for mitigating these behaviors.

This webinar will broadly discuss issues and behaviors that can hinder achieving equitable and inclusive climates within academic medical institutions, highlight challenges unique to the research environment, and describe how the AToRT document can be utilized to help address these issues. This webinar will begin with a short presentation followed by a panel discussion.

Webinar learning objectives:
-Present climate issues within academic medical institutions
-Detail unique challenges within research training environments
-Describe the AToRT document and how it can be utilized
-Discuss how the AToRT document is currently being implemented

Jul 18, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Webinar is over, you cannot register now. If you have any questions, please contact Webinar host: Sumaira Hussain.