All Male Panels and Gender Diversity of Issue Panels and Plenary Sessions at ISPOR Europe
How to cite: Bouvy, J.; Mujoomdar, M. All Male Panels and Gender Diversity of Issue Panels and Plenary Sessions at ISPOR Europe. Preprints 2019, 2019030238 Bouvy, J.; Mujoomdar, M. All Male Panels and Gender Diversity of Issue Panels and Plenary Sessions at ISPOR Europe. Preprints 2019, 2019030238
Methods: We used the conference programmes of ISPOR Europe conferences in 2016, 2017 and 2018 to assess the gender distribution of speakers that participated in issue panels and plenary sessions in these years.
Results: 70% of all speakers (N=346) at 85 issue panels and plenary sessions during 2016, 2017, and 2018 were male. Almost one in three panels was all-male (a ‘manel’) and 64% of all panels had mostly male speakers (>50%). In contrast, only 11% of panels had <50% female speakers.
Conclusion: Despite laudable effort to support the growth, development and contribution of women in HEOR through its Women in HEOR Initiative, females appear to be severely underrepresented at ISPOR’s biggest conference. ISPOR should make gender diversity a formal requirement for issue panel abstract submissions if it wants to advance women’s leadership in HEOR.
Copyright: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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