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Women make progress in pediatric dermatology leadership

Key clinical point: Women make up an increasing proportion of practicing dermatologists, but make up less than half of presenters of named lectures at Society for Pediatric Dermatology annual meetings.

Major finding: Women made up 78% of the pediatric dermatology workforce, but only 44% of named lecturers at annual meetings between 2010 and 2019.

Study details: The data come from a retrospective study of professional society leaders, grant recipients, and annual meeting speakers, as well as authors of research papers between 1983 and 2019.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Baker C et al. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Jul 9. doi: 10.1111/pde.14266.