Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

How do diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence, creativity, competitive advantage, and relevance in both orthopaedic surgery and scientific publishing? How can we achieve greater diversity among authors, editors, and reviewers at top journals? What specific steps can individuals and organizations take to create a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment that provides greater opportunities for under-represented groups? 

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Talking Points:

  • Equity and inequality in surgery
  • “Getting to excellence” and “being diverse and inclusive” are key targets
  • How can we be more inclusive in the publishing industry and within our fields of expertise?
  • The orthopaedic gender gap
  • What more should we be doing?
  • Rallying the voices of others
  • Being aware of what’s happening in your office
  • Thinking broadly about change


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