#LancetWomen London launch




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Streamed live on Feb 8, 2019

Watch the London launch of #LancetWomen on February 8, 2019. Find out more about this initiative at The Lancet: https://hubs.ly/H0gx1b-0
View content from The Lancet's theme issue: https://hubs.ly/H0gLN250
Read the programme from the event:

10:00 (03:13) Welcome Jocalyn Clark (@jocalynclark), Executive Editor, and Richard Horton (@richardhorton1), Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

10:15 (18:00) Keynote speech: Caroline Criado-Perez, campaigner and journalist (@CCriadoPerez)

10:45 (57:57) Session 1: Gender bias and assessment Chair: Sonia Bhalotra, University of Essex, UK (@SoniaBhalotra)

Presentation: Are gender gaps due to evaluations of the applicant or the science? Holly Witteman, Université Laval, Canada (@hwitteman)

Followed by a panel discussion on the role of gender bias, both conscious and unconscious, in areas including grant funding, hiring, performance assessment and evaluation, and promotion to leadership positions, and how to overcome this barrier to women’s advancement.

Tammy Clifford, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada (@TammyJClifford)
Sonia Gandhi, The Francis Crick Institute, UK (@LabGandhi)
Cassidy Sugimoto, National Science Foundation, USA (@csugimoto)
Ed Whiting, Wellcome Trust, UK (@EdWhiting1)

1145 (1:46:24) Session 2 (part 1): Institutional barriers to retention and advancement Chair: Imogen Coe, Ryerson University, Canada (@ImogenRCoePhD)

Presentation: Why do women leave surgical training? Tim Dornan, Queen's University Belfast, UK (on behalf of @LiangRhea)

12:0013:00 Lunch

13:00 (3:2:53) Session 2 (part 2): Institutional barriers to retention and advancement Chair: Imogen Coe, Ryerson University, Canada (@ImogenRCoePhD)

Panel discussion of institutional environments that women encounter as students, trainees, and professionals, and the change needed to ensure gender equity in careers and advancement in science, medicine, and global health.

Nahla Gafer, Khartoum Oncology Hospital, Sudan (@Nahlazzahra)
Behrouz Nezafat Maldonado, City Sunderland Hospitals, UK (@behrouzn)
Nana Odom, Royal United Hospital Bath, UK (@Nanaodom82)
F Gigi Osler, Canadian Medical Association, Canada (@drgigiosler)
Elizabeth Viglianti, University of Michigan, USA (@L_VigliantiMD)

13:45 (3:47:00) Session 3: Better diversity for better science Chair: Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development, UK (@FORWARDUK)

Presentation: Factors affecting sex-related reporting in medical research Vincent Larivière, Université de Montréal, Canada (@lariviev)

Followed by a panel discussion of how and why diversity and inclusion are essential for producing the best science and achieving advances in health, the action and accountability needed for institutional leadership to ensure diversity and inclusion.

Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England, UK (@CMO_England)
Anuj Kapilashrami, University of Edinburgh, UK (@Akapilashrami)
Kui Muraya, KEMRI Wellcome, Kenya (@KuiMuraya)
Ruth Ndjaboue, Laval University, Canada (@RutNdjab)
Geordan Shannon, University College London, UK (@GeordanShannon)
Gemma Tracey, Wellcome Trust, UK

14:4515:00 Tea break

15:00 (5:07:44) Session 4: From evidence to action and accountability: making commitments Chairs: Liz Zuccala, Deputy Editor, The Lancet HIV, (@DrZucc) and Sarah Hawkes, University College London, UK (@feminineupheave)

16:00 (5:56:54) Close Jocalyn Clark and Richard Horton

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