Supporting Diversity in Radiology and Informatics during SIIM19
Thank you for being apart of the RADxx community, whether you were able to attend or not here are some photos from our networking event at SIIM19. We had our greatest turnout yet with over 220 people joining us to support diversity in radiology and informatics.
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RADxx Networking Event Highlights:
RADxx is dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion in radiology and informatics, and were thrilled to celebrate the launch of our Speakers Bureau during SIIM19.
The steering committee was inspired to create a list of quality speakers after noting a lack of women speakers at events across healthcare. One study, Trends in the Proportion of Female Speakers at Medical Conferences in the United States and in Canada, 2007 to 2017, highlights that while the number of female speakers is on the rise, only about one-third of all speakers at medical conferences today are women. The goal of the new RADxx speakers bureau, curated by the committee, is to promote more diversity in meeting and conference agendas.
“Diverse representation in radiology is critical to effectively addressing the needs of our diverse patient population. Organizations should be thinking about this as they craft their agendas and panels,” said Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, Chief Strategy, and Contracting Officer, Weill Cornell Medicine Physician Organization.