Gender of presenters at orthopaedic meetings reflects gender diversity of society membership.
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.
Academic orthopaedic surgery; Gender disparity; Mentoring
Tougas C, Valtanen R, Bajwa A, Beck JJ. Gender of presenters at orthopaedic meetings reflects gender diversity of society membership. J Orthop. 2020;19:212-217. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2019.11.026