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More Women Speaking at Medical Conferences

Key clinical point: By 2015, the proportion of women presenting at medical conferences matched the proportion of women practicing medicine in the United States and Canada.

Major finding: Between 2007 and 2017, the proportion of women presenting at medical conferences rose from 24.60% to 34.10%, an average increase of 0.97% per year.

Study details: A review of presenters from 181 conferences and 701 unique meetings.

Disclosures: The University of Calgary funded the study. The authors reported no conflicts of interest.

Citation:

Ruzycki SM et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Apr 12. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.2103