IADMS Membership Code of Conduct
The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) has established a Code of Conduct for IADMS Members (“Code”) to promote a culture of professional and ethical behavior and to protect our community from harm. By accepting membership in IADMS or when participating in events associated with IADMS, all must attest that they will conduct themselves in a manner that is attune to the highest professional ideals.
The four main tenets of the Code are:
I. Acting with Integrity
- Serve as an ambassador for IADMS.
- Behave with integrity in all professional and business interactions through honesty, courtesy, and consideration for others.
- Accurately represent their qualifications or experience.
- Declare conflicts of interest when appropriate.
- Respect the confidentiality of colleagues and fellow professionals.
- Not use their IADMS membership as a platform for excessively promoting oneself, one’s business, or one’s activities or to represent personal status to gain favor. Members may share personal accomplishments during individual interactions with members but should not use IADMS events or resources to promote their personal interests without prior approval.
II. Promoting the Highest Standards of Professionalism
- Endeavor to ensure that the facilities in which they work are safe for dancers and will strive to promote best practice in accordance with the IADMS mission and vision.
- Always behave responsibly.
- Seek to promote the highest professional standards of work.
- Seek to maintain up to date knowledge, understanding, and skills relevant to their profession.
- Comply with all legal obligations in their own country and area of work.
III. Fostering a Culture of Respectful Communication
IADMS members agree to always be respectful of others when participating in discussions, attending meetings (in-person or virtual), sending emails, posting on social media or other online forums, or interacting with others in public. IADMS members serve as ambassadors for the Association; thus, this Code applies not just to situations where IADMS members might interact with each other, but also to situations where IADMS members might present themselves to the public.
IV. Having Zero Tolerance for Bullying or Harassing Conduct
It is the policy of IADMS that all attendees of IADMS-hosted activities, meetings, and events are expected to exhibit respectful, professional, and collegial behavior during such activities, meetings, and events. Attendees should exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions, including while making formal presentations to other attendees, and should be mindful of their surroundings and fellow participants.
Read the full Code of Conduct for IADMS Members in the Governance Section of the website's Members Area.