Gender Equity and Inclusion Policy


ASI Gender Equity and Inclusion Policy

To support inclusiveness and diversity, ASI seeks to ensure that students, early career researchers and academics from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate in all aspects of our Annual Meetings and ASI-funded events regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or age.

To learn more about our ASI Gender Equity and Inclusion Policy, click here.

ASI ensures gender equity
amongst invited speakers, panels, session chairs and Council members

As an example of the importance of such policies, ASI seeks to ensure gender equity of speakers, panels and session chairs at our meetings but we acknowledge that it hasn’t always been that way. In fact, as recently as 2005, 0% of our invited speakers were women. Since then our committees have worked to increase and maintain the proportion of plenary speakers that are women at our annual meeting at 50%. We actively track and report on gender equity at ASI-funded events and our Gender Equity and Inclusion Policy protects and codifies that commitment.

Proportions of invited plenary speakers that were men and women at ASI Annual Meetings

ASI identifies women talent in Immunology

To facilitate gender equity at your upcoming event or in your publication, there are a number of databases of women experts here on our resources page. We also encourage you to use our Women Speakers database here to identify the talented and expert women working in immunology in Australia and New Zealand.

ASI provides onsite childcare facilities at our annual conferences

We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and we encourage you to bring your families to our Annual Scientific Meetings.

Being at the forefront of what we do and following the success of ASI 2018, we are now regularly offering onsite childcare at our annual meetings.

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