Title IX for Neurology Chairs*

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Track: AUPN Professional Development
Room: Franklin Hall 2 (4th Floor)
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Chair: Michel Torbey, MD, MPH, FANA

This course is designed to provide neurology department chairs and leaders with a comprehensive understanding of Title IX. The course will cover the legal requirements of Title IX and its application to neurology departments, as well as the responsibilities of department chairs and leaders in preventing and addressing sex discrimination. Through this course, participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively address and prevent sex discrimination with their departments. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the legal requirements of Title IX and how they apply to neurology departments.
2. Identify and address potential sex discrimination within their departments, including harassment, retaliation, and unequal treatment.
3. Develop strategies for preventing and addressing sex discrimination in the workplace, such as creating and implementing policies and procedures, providing training and education, and fostering a culture of inclusion and respect.

Title IX for Neurology Chairs

Speaker: Paul Garcia, MD, FANA

In 1972 Title IX changed the landscape for US Education by prohibiting sex-based discrimination at institutions receiving federal funds. We discuss practical implications for a Neurology Department in anticipation of further discussion.

Gender discrimination and sexual harassment in academic medicine

Speaker: Anita Raj, PhD

Approximately 2 in 5 academic faculty members in the U.S. are women, though less than 1 in 5 women are chairs. Gender imbalances persist in time to advancement, pay, and leadership positioning, and women and racial/ethnic minority faculty members carry the greater load of unpaid service responsibilities. Gender discrimination and sexual harassment contribute to the ongoing inequalities in academic medicine, along with discrimination and harassment of racial/ethnic minorities and/or gender and sexual minorities. In this presentation, we will discuss the current state of the evidence on these issues, and efforts that can effectively mitigate these concerns.