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Women in ESSKA
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A new initiative within ESSKA....


A new initiative of ESSKA was proposed during the ESSKA Congress in Glasgow in 2018.

The difference in number of male and female chairs and board members was obvious. Even though the number of female speakers at the congress is increasing, there are still few women in leading positions within the association. The idea of forming a new group, or initiative, within ESSKA was born.

Why is there such a gender difference and is this in fact a problem? The need for a forum where questions like these could be discussed was obvious.

The forming of “Women of ESSKA” started: A network among women in orthopaedic surgery to facilitate mentorships, educational and scientific collaborations and recruitment of female students to orthopaedic surgery.

Women in ESSKA especially wants to promote ESSKA’s educational and research activities among female orthopaedic surgeons during and after their specialization. This would ideally lead to a higher commitment of women in this surgical field to their practical work but also to research and education of other young and aspiring females in the orthopaedic and sports medicine world. It will offer a network among women in orthopaedic surgery to discuss educational, scientific and professional opportunities and goals, as well as provide a platform to vet individual career issues and concerns.

If you are interested in joining this initiative, or you have any suggestions or ideas for the working group, simply complete the below form and we will get back to you.

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June 2019: Women in ESSKA - a new initiative within ESSKA

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