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Symposium: Equity, diversity, and inclusion in ophthalmology

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Lecture | Conférence
3:45 PM, Friday 10 Jun 2022 (1 hour 30 minutes)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of racism in medicine and healthcare, and identify approaches towards active anti-racism
  • Describe emerging research on gender equity in ophthalmology
  • Apply best practices to become effective allies and advocates in the healthcare setting, with a special emphasis on the needs of vulnerable populations
  • Integrate Indigenous health concepts into the provision of culturally-sensitive care

CanMEDS Roles: Health Advocate, Professional

Sub Sessions

3:45 PM - 3:50 PM | 5 minutes
4:10 PM - 4:15 PM | 5 minutes
4:15 PM - 4:20 PM | 5 minutes

Authors: Ying Wen, Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen, Stuti M. Tanya, Isabelle HardyAuthor Disclosure Block: Y. Wen: None. A. Nguyen: None. S.M. Tanya: None. I. Hardy: None.Purpose: To characterize the landscape of Canadian ophthalmology leadership by gender.Study Design: Cross-sectional study.Methods: This study assessed the characteristics of ophthalmology department chairs, program di...

4:20 PM - 4:25 PM | 5 minutes

Authors: Seema Emami, Jenn Qian, Nupura Bakshi. Author Disclosure Block: S. Emami: None. J. Qian: None. N. Bakshi: None.Purpose: Gender diversity has increased among ophthalmologists in recent decades. However, previous studies have reported under-representation of women in academic authorship and leadership roles,surgical volumes, and financial compensation. We report the gender distribution of speakers across maj...

4:25 PM - 4:30 PM | 5 minutes

Authors: Neetin Prabhu, Ashlyn Pinto, Jason Noble, Rishi Gupta, Anuradha Mishra.Author Disclosure Block: N. Prabhu: None. A. Pinto: None. J. Noble: None. R. Gupta: None. A. Mishra: None.Purpose: There has been a steady rise in the number of females graduating from Canadian Medical schools over the past 80 years. However, despite reaching gender parity in graduation rates, disparities in residency representation continue to ...

4:30 PM - 4:35 PM | 5 minutes

Authors: Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen1, Stuti M. Tanya2, Maxine Joly-Chevrier3, Daiana Roxana Pur4, Rebecca J. Power5, Sanjay Sharma5, Femida Kherani6, Fiona Costello7. 1Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada,

4:35 PM - 4:40 PM | 5 minutes

Authors: Jeff Park, Yuanxin Xue, Tina FelfeliAuthor Disclosure Block: J. Park: None. Y. Xue: None. T. Felfeli: None.Purpose: This study aims to evaluate the representation of female editors-in-chief (EiCs) in ophthalmology journals globally, and to compare the proportion of female EiCs between journals grouped by geographical regions, impact factor quartiles and subspecialties within ophthalmology. Stud...

4:40 PM - 4:45 PM | 5 minutes

Authors: Emaan Chaudry, Deeksha Kundapur, Nadine Cheffi, Sarah Yeo, Adil BhattiAuthor Disclosure Block: E. Chaudry: None. D. Kundapur: None. N. Cheffi: None. S. Yeo: None. A. Bhatti: None.Purpose: Females accounted for only 3.1% of all ophthalmologists in Canada in 1970. Tremendous growth has been observed in the representation of women in ophthalmology, accounting for 28% as of 2019. Despite this improvement, studies h...

5:14 PM - 5:15 PM | 1 minute

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