Nominate a Colleague for the AAHKS WIA Empowerment Award Today
The AAHKS Women in Arthroplasty (WIA) Committee is looking to recognize an individual that has taken the initiative to support women in the arthroplasty community in an impactful way with the Women in Arthroplasty Empowerment Award. If you know someone who has gone above and beyond to elevate and support women in arthroplasty in a forward-thinking and significant manor, consider submitting a nomination. The number and time span of the nominee’s supportive activities will be a factor in selection. This award will be presented at this year’s Annual Meeting in Dallas.
WIA Committee Chair Rina Jain, MD, FRCSC and Vice Chair Linda I. Suleiman, MD invite you to click here to nominate someone by September 1.
Surgeons Raise Awareness of Gender Bias in Follow Up Video
“I didn’t know they let girls in orthopaedics; do you actually do the surgery?” This is one of several actual comments said to female orthopaedic surgeons brought to light in our follow up video from the AAHKS Women in Arthroplasty Committee (WIA). The video features female and male surgeons reading derogatory comments out loud in front of the camera with examples of how male leaders or colleagues can support female surgeons.
Like we have done in the past, the project involved collecting actual comments from WIA peers that they had heard from their employers, colleagues and patients.
“Our hope is that the video will bring awareness in the orthopaedic workplace so that everyone is more aware of their inherent biases, eliminates them and ultimately encourages more women to be successful in this field,” said Audrey K. Tsao, MD, WIA Chair.
For next steps after watching the video, watch the WIA/RJOS webinar, “Harassment is Everyone’s Issue: Optimizing Your Work Environment,” moderated by Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA.
- Build mentorship pipeline programs for women students, residents and fellows
- Build a knowledge-based culture of inclusion in AAHKS
- Develop meaningful data-driven and feasible diversity and inclusion goals across AAHKS
- Promote education, leadership and professional development for women in arthroplasty
- Increase membership of women in AAHKS
- Assess and influence perception of women in arthroplasty
- Diversify our arthroplasty workforce to create an inclusive environment to counteract potential subconscious bias
Rina Jain, MD, FRCSC, Chair
Linda I. Suleiman, MD, Vice Chair
Cara A. Cipriano, MD, MSc
Kerry S. Hale, MD
Katherine D. Harper, MD, FRCSC
Elizabeth A. Klag, MD
Claudette M. Lajam, MD
Jessica H. Lee, MD
Elizabeth G. Lieberman, MD
Eric L. Smith, MD
Ayesha Abdeen, MD ADD
Jaime L. Bellamy, DO
Digital Health and Social Media, Arthroplasty Today-Social Media Editor
Jenna A. Bernstein, MD
Young Arthroplasty Group (YAG)
Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA
Board of Directors, 3rd Vice President
Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, MD
Arthroplasty Today RJOS
Rinelda M. Horton, MD
Diversity Advisory Board (DAB), Gladden Society for WIA
Claudette M. Lajam, MD
Wendy W. Wong, MD
Meghan A. Brown, MD
Diane S. Litke, MD
Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, MD, PhD
Danielle Y. Ponzio, MD
Christine M. Pui, MD
Dustin J. Schuett, DO
Amy Steinhoff, MD
Audrey K. Tsao, MD