The 2018 CICM ASM in Hobart has just wrapped up and WIN is a-buzz after a weekend full of great speakers, wide networking, celebrations for the new fellows and oysters. Unfortunately the dance floor was too pumping to get a photo of all our members and contributors, so a photo of some of our Victorian representatives will have to do.
In particular, we noticed a huge improvement in female representation amongst invited speakers and panels; a demonstration of “practicing what you preach”. The conference is the largest CICM event to be held following the publication of the guideline for achieving gender balance.
This year saw 50% female representation amongst international speakers, and 30% amongst national. 15 out of 23 (65%) of sessions were either presented, chaired or moderated by women. All panels had at least one woman. WIN acknowledges the work of the ASM convenors in achieving the target set by the college of having 30% female speakers at the ASM, and we hope to see the next target of 40% achieved by 2020.