Women in Orthopaedics- 3 cultural perspectives

Women make up more than half of medical school graduates yet less than 15% are in orthopedic training. Why? Is orthopaedics hostile towards our female colleagues? Is the profession doing enough to change attitudes? Do female orthopaedists in developing countries have easier career opportunities than their Western counterparts? Orthopaedics needs gender diversity to better address some of its pressing challenges and match the scientific progress predicted for the 21st century. We need to address a number of issues in order to attract the best candidates, including females. Join us to find the answers to these questions, how we can foster a more inclusive professional culture, and more. We have an international panel of female orthopaedists who will share their experiences and highlight how different cultural systems can learn from one another.

What we will discuss:

  • How gender diversity strengthens and enriches the profession
  • How female orthopaedists can help build a better orthopedic service
  • Factors that influence the best female graduates decision about their career paths
  • Barriers that need to be eradicated to recruit the best female candidates
  • Local, regional and international measures that can help address these issues


Sultan Al Maskari, MD
Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Head of Orthopaedics
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Immediate Past President of Orthopaedic Society of Oman Muscat, Oman


Dr Wafaa Al Baluki, Sultan
Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Dr Elena Samaila
Verona University, Italy

Dr Linda Chokotho
University of Malawi, Malawi


Muscat, Oman

Date and Time

2020-06-22 @ 07:30 PM
* All event times are in EST (Toronto)

Recorded Video/Audio Presentation

Recorded Video/Audio Discussion

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