TABLE 2

Effect of including female conveners on the gender composition of scientific sessions

Meeting and yrNo. of sessions (F/M ratio)aP valueb
TotalNo female conveners1 or more female conveners
GM
    20116528 (28/88)37 (57/90)0.0121
    20127635 (32/109)41 (77/99)0.0001
    20137541 (44/117)34 (69/82)0.0009
    Total216104 (105/314)112 (203/271)<0.0001
ICAAC
    20118455 (50/168)29 (42/68)0.0045
    20128547 (47/134)38 (56/95)0.0324
    20137547 (28/142)32 (47/75)<0.0001
    Total244149 (125/444)99 (145/238)<0.0001
  • a F/M denotes the total number of female (F) and male (M) invited speakers.

  • b P value of the comparison of F/M ratios calculated by chi-square test (two tailed) with the Yates correction.