The AAIM Board of Directors is pleased to announce the launch of the AAIM Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct, which went into effect in July 2023.
The Alliance is committed to fostering integrity and excellence as well as providing a safe and inclusive environment for all members, guests, registrants, and partners who participate in AAIM events and programs. Although previously AAIM had several policies covering different aspects of expected behavior and general conduct, the creation of a single, comprehensive policy is a best practice for professional societies and facilitates transparency in expectations, reporting, and oversight.
Read the AAIM Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct
Anyone participating in an AAIM sponsored event, program, or engagement opportunity can report behavior in violation of this code to the AAIM Safe Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. AAIM has contracted with Accountability Ignited to serve as the AAIM Safe Officer, offer confidential reporting, and perform fair and neutral investigations; the AAIM Safe Officer will be present onsite at live conferences for in-person consultation as well as email reporting. For all situations, the reporting party’s identity will be kept confidential until and unless there comes a time that disclosure is needed to address the problem and the reporting party agrees to the disclosure of their identity.
Consequences for a violation of the code as established through an investigation may include but are not limited to a verbal or written request to cease and desist conduct in violation of the code; removal from virtual or in-person events without warning or refund; a ban on future attendance at conferences or events; suspending or limiting rights to participate in AAIM activities, committees, leadership, or membership.
To achieve the mission of the Alliance, it is imperative that we adhere to the highest ethical standards in all professional activities. The purpose of the AAIM Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct is to foster a culture of integrity and excellence through our work as a professional organization and in furtherance of AAIM's tax-exempt charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. In adopting the code, AAIM underscores the importance of making ethical decisions in service to the discipline of internal medicine and its patients, stakeholders, learners, faculty, and staff.
If you have any questions about the code, the reporting protocol, or AAIM, please contact the Alliance staff at AAIM@im.org or (703) 341-4540 at your convenience.
AAIM Board of Directors
Reeni A. Abraham, MD#News#Feature
Alpesh N. Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM, FACC
Catherine E. Apaloo, MD, FACP
Steven R. Barczi, MD
Jeff Becker, MBA
Shobhina G. Chheda, MD, MPH, FACP, Chair
Dominique L. Cosco, MD
Bergitta E. Cotroneo, FACMPE, Ex Officio
Anne B. Curtis, MD, MACP, FACC, FHRS, FAHA
Gretchen Diemer, MD
Cindy Lai, MD
C. Seth Landefeld, MD, MACP
Susan Lane, MD, FACP
Vera P. Luther, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Polly E. Parsons, MD, MACP, ATSF, FCCP, Ex Officio
Amber T. Pincavage, MD, FACP
Jaya M. Raj, MD, FACP
Janet A. Sabuco, MBA
Gaby Weissman, MD, FACC