Orthopedic groups hold gender disparity event at annual AAOS meeting

Marcus Robertson -  

The Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society held an event at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons that was focused on gender disparity in orthopedics, the first program of its kind at the meeting.

Talks within joint-specific sessions incorporated care for female athletes, AANA said April 7. A session on diversity included talks on implicit bias and imposter syndrome.

"Our goal from the onset of creating this program was to highlight the glaring discrepancies and how we as an orthopedic community can address those discrepancies head on," said Brian Waterman, MD, who served as a program chair representing AANA. "The addition of an entire session devoted to diversity and recognizing the invaluable contributions of our female colleagues was just a start."

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