SAA Issues an Apology

Apr 16, 2019
SAA apologizes for the unfortunate situation which occurred at the SAA annual meeting and for the delay in issuing this apology.  In particular, we apologize for the impact, stress and fear the situation caused to victims of sexual harassment within our field.

The SAA Board of Directors and staff are in the process of setting up a member-lead, independent committee to address member concerns now and in the future in order to improve our meeting. 

We have already begun to implement members’ suggestions including adding a counselor onsite at the meeting should an incident occur, board and staff training on sexual harassment, and additional policies to safeguard the integrity of our meeting. We welcome your continued feedback throughout the process – please reach out to us at