Title

Gender of presenters at orthopaedic meetings reflects gender diversity of society membership.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2020

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.jor.2019.11.026

Abstract

Objective: To quantify the number of women presenters and their roles at national meetings across all orthopaedic sub-specialties.

Methods: A retrospective review of annual meeting programs for 2008 and 2017 from ten North American orthopaedic societies was conducted.

Results: A statistically significant increase was seen in the proportion of women presenting at society annual meetings between 2008 and 2017 (p < 0.0001). Women were more often authors presenting abstracts (p < 0.0001)) and less frequently faculty/instructors (p = 0.0051) and moderators/chairs (p = 0.0003) when compared to men.

Conclusion: Men continue to hold a higher proportion of more respected roles within orthopaedic academia.

Journal Title

J Orthop

Volume

19

First Page

212

Last Page

217

Keywords

Academic orthopaedic surgery; Gender disparity; Mentoring

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