Female representation at Australasian specialty conferences

Bridget Effeney, Nicole Phillips and David Sturgess
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00752
Published online: 12 December 2016

In a recent article, Modra and colleagues1 have highlighted the importance of balance and diversity throughout our workforce, including the scientific front end. The overlap of female under-representation in specialty medicine, research and scientific meeting presentations makes for harrowing reading. The prospect of remedy offers an exciting and worthwhile opportunity.

  • Bridget Effeney1
  • Nicole Phillips2
  • David Sturgess3

  • 1 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD


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