#GAReads | Study Tracks Gender Ratios at Conferences

"Study Tracks Gender Ratios at Conferences":

The roster of invited speakers from four major virology conferences has been dominated by men over the last three decades, according to a recent analysis appearing in the August issue of the Journal of Virology. While these trends are “bleak,” the authors write in their report, “the future is promising” due to a recent uptick in female inclusion.

This report “highlighted what [we] have known for years; scientific and organizing committees need to do a better job with speaker diversity,” says American Society for Virology (ASV) president Stacey Schultz-Cherry of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in an email to The Scientist.

Read Aggie Mika's full article at The Scientist here…