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.
Last updated: 8/8/2018
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
Co-convenors: 1 female & 1 male
Committee: 6 females & 6 males
Workshop Committee: 2 females & 2 males
Program Committee: Aiming for equal gender representation
COMBINE Student Symposium Committee:
Co-chairs: 1 female & 1 male
Committee: 5 females & 5 males
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 will aim for approximate balance across different areas of diversity, including gender identity, and report the outcomes here.
Lightning talks selected from abstracts: We will aim for approximate balance across different areas of diversity, including gender identity, and report the outcomes here.
We currently have no data on:
- Travel awards
Summary data on gender identity and other forms of diversity from abstracts will be updated live on the abstract submission system here (bottom of page).
Society Member Diversity
Based on membership data as at 20/7/2018.