Journal article

Proportion of Female Speakers at Academic Medical Conferences Across Multiple Specialties and Regions

Anuj Arora, Yuvreet Kaur, Fahima Dossa, Rosane Nisenbaum, Darby Little, Nancy N Baxter

JAMA Network Open | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Importance: Women in medicine have been underrepresented at medical conferences; however, contributing factors have not been well studied. Objective: To examine the distribution of invited conference speakers by gender and factors associated with representation of women as speakers. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional analysis used medical conference programs from March 2017 to November 2018 across 20 specialties in 5 regions (Australasia, Canada, Europe, the UK, and the US) that were obtained online or from conference conveners. Exposures: Gender of invited lecturers, panelists, and planning committee members for each conference based on name or picture and publicly avai..

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