Is lecturing in Rheumatology Satellite Symposia a male attribute?
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Letter to the Editors,
Analysis of gender in practicing rheumatologists in Western countries shows an increasing trend in women presence in younger groups, as was recently reported by A. Kepler in a recent issue of The Rheumatologist . Indeed, the global number of membership of the ACR/ARHP for Rheumatology in 2011 was 67 % male and 33 % female, while the number of women was greater among fellows in training (66 % female vs. 34 % male) . This fact faithfully mirrors the profound sociological and laboral changes occurring in recent times in developed societies.
In this sense, the largest US companies hire more women to occupy more than half of jobs at the professional level in recent years. Nonetheless, women do not advance in their careers as much as men do . The same situation is reflected in medicine. In fact, we observe that the presence of women in important executive and managerial positions in hospitals, research laboratories and scientific societies is much lower than...
KeywordsGeneral Scientific Gender Reversal Satellite Symposium Evolutionary Anthropology Male Participation
The authors thank Dr. Olga Sánchez Pernaute her advices and critical reading.
Conflict of interest
GH-B has participated in Satellite Symposia from the following pharmaceutical companies: Amgen, Bioiberica, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Rottapharm Madaus. The remaining authors declarate that they have no conflict of interest.
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