ABACBS-2018 Diversity Report

This Diversity Report provides details of gender balance and other forms of diversity at the ABACBS-2018 National Conference.

The ABACBS Diversity Policy can be found here.

The current ABACBS Code of Conduct can be found here. Note that this is currently being improved. The new Code of Conduct will be be uploaded when approved by the executive committee.

Other Initiatives

The society has developed a new abstract submission system that will support blinded review of abstracts by the Program Committee. The submission system also provides a live update of  the diversity of lead authors of submitted abstracts, including gender identification, geographic area and career stage.

Status of Conference Diversity

Committees

Organising Committee: 

Co-convenors: 1 female & 1 male
Committee: 6 females & 6 males

Workshop Committee: 2 females & 2 males

Program Committee: 50% females and 50% males

COMBINE Student Symposium Committee:

Co-chairs: 1 female & 1 male
Committee: 5 females & 5 males

Chairs, speakers, bursaries

Conference session chairs: 4 female and 4 male

Invited international keynote speakers: 2 females & 2 males

Invited national keynote speakers: 2 females and 2 males (geographical diversity: 2 from Queensland, 1 from Melbourne, 1 from Sydney)

Special invited speakers: 1 female (US) invited and 1 male (Melbourne) invited

Talks selected from abstracts: We aimed for approximate balance across different areas of diversity, including gender identity.

Travel bursaries: 50% females and 50% males.

Abstract diversity data

As at November 28 (conference end).

Submitted abstracts

Selected abstracts


Society Membership Diversity

Based on membership data as at 20/7/2018.

Inferred gender

Gender identity

 Distribution of gender identities. Categories are female, male, trans/intersex/other, and prefer not to say. NA=no data.

Distribution of gender identities. Categories are female, male, trans/intersex/other, and prefer not to say. NA=no data.

 As we only started collecting information on gender in 2018, we have inferred gender from names to give a clearer picture of current gender distrubution of members.

As we only started collecting information on gender in 2018, we have inferred gender from names to give a clearer picture of current gender distrubution of members.

Career stage

Geography

 Number of members from each state or territory. Other includes New Zealand and other regions.

Number of members from each state or territory. Other includes New Zealand and other regions.

 Number of members from each career stage/type. NA=No information provided.

Number of members from each career stage/type. NA=No information provided.