Correspondence and Communications| Volume 79, P87-88, April 2023

Trends in gender representation among plastic surgery award recipients

Published:February 03, 2023DOI:
      In October 2022, Stewart et al. published a communication in this journal on female participation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting in the years 2015–2020.
      • Stewart S.J.
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      • Pandya S.
      • et al.
      Trends in female representation at plastic surgery meetings: A move toward gender equity at the podium.
      They discovered that female participation increased significantly during this interval (p < .001), however females were considerably less likely to hold prominent positions in conference leadership. We sought to further the work of Stewart et al. by describing the gender distribution in awards granted by major plastic surgery societies in the United States.
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      • Trends in Female Representation at Plastic Surgery Meetings: A Move Toward Gender Equity at the Podium
        Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic SurgeryVol. 76
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          Anecdotally, female plastic surgeons are disproportionately underrepresented as speakers, moderators, and panelists at national and regional plastic surgery meetings. No studies have attempted to quantify female representation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting (PSTM). The objective of our study is to examine trends in female participation at PSTM. Names of participating plastic surgeons and their conference positions were obtained from PSTM meeting programs between 2015-2020. Conference positions included instructor, lead, lecturer, moderator, panelist, or other.
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