The International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance (IODA) hosted a symposium at EFORT Congress 2022.
The session was very well-attended and there was great interest and discussion from the audience and the panel moderated by Professor Caroline Hing (UK) and Dr. Jennifer Green (Australia).
The keynote speaker, Dr. Deborah Eastwood (BOA Vice President), spoke of the value of diversity and the progress of the BOA Diversity Strategy since its inception in 2020. Dr. Dalal Bubshait (Saudi Arabia) shared the state of gender diversity in orthopaedics across the Middle East and the summer program in Saudi Arabia that has seen female orthopaedic trainees increase to 17% of the trainee cohort (compared to 16% in the US). Dr. Samantha Tross (UK) explained the barriers and solutions for increasing the selection and inclusion of Afro-Caribbean doctors in surgery in the UK. [...]