SPEAKers at the national society of hospital medicine meeting: A follow-up study of gender equity for conference speakers from 2015 to 2019. The speak up study

Noelle Northcutt, Stephan Papp, Angela Keniston, Areeba Kara, Flora Kisuule, Chiara Mandel, Benji Mathews, Amira Del Pino-Jones, Dustin Smith, Kevin Vuernick, Marisha Burden

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Abstract

Women continue to be underrepresented as speakers at national conferences, and research has shown similar trends in hospital medicine. The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Annual Meeting has historically had an open call peer review process for workshop speakers and, in 2019, expanded the process for didactic speakers. We aimed to assess the overall conference trends for women speakers and whether the systematic processes in recruitment procedures (ie, open call) resulted in improved representation of women speakers. We also sought to understand how the proportion of women speakers might affect overall scores of the conference. From 2015 to 2019, the overall representation of women speakers increased, as did evaluation scores during the same time period. When selection processes included the open call peer review process, there were higher proportions of women speakers. An open call process with peer review for speakers may be a systematic process that national meetings could replicate to reduce gender inequities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of hospital medicine
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Internal Medicine
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Health Policy
  • Care Planning
  • Assessment and Diagnosis

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