IOF Regional 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference Sydney, Australia 2018 – Opening ceremony Abstracts
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INCLUSION OF DIVERSITY IN SCIENCE
1 University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine-Western Health and Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), Melbourne, Australia
Objective: Current efforts to promote diversity in science are predominantly focused on the undeniable importance of gender equity, but conscious efforts are necessary to remove unintentional bias that excludes of other forms of diversity. This session discusses how multicultural, ability and demographic diversity in conference representation, research teams, committees and working parties will enhance the radicalness of scientific innovation and have a higher absorptive capacity to exploit external knowledge.
Method: Based on a narrative review of published and grey literature, this discussion focuses on the barriers to achieving, and strategies to enhance, diversity in science.
Results:Barriers to inclusiveness of diversity include unconscious bias in vocabulary, policies and...