Campus Alberta Neuroscience: Canadian Symposium for Computational Neuroscience

Canadian Symposium for Computational Neuroscience [link to conference page]

Organisers:
Aaron Gruber
Artur Luczak
Majid Mohajerani
Emma Towlson
Joern Davidsen
Wilten Nicola
Renée Dumas
Adam Luoma

Invited speakers gender ratio: 6 Women: 7 Men (46%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 26%*
BWN rating: 4 (i.e. at or within 2 standard deviations above base rate)

*Method of estimation: previously established base rate of women in the field of computational neuroscience.

#BWNFridayPost – BiasWatchIndia

This week’s BWN Friday Post shines a spotlight BiasWatchIndia. We are happy to see BiasWatchNeuro inspiring similar, but independent, initiatives in other fields and countries.

Led by Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan and Shruti Muralidhar, the team at BiasWatchIndia aims to document gender representation and combat gender-biased panels in Indian conferences, meetings, and talks in the STEM field.

CuttingEEG 2021

Cutting EEG 2021: 5th Symposium on cutting edge methods in clinical and cognitive neurophysiology research

Organisers:
Anne-Sophie Dubarry
Clement Francois
Maximilien Chaumon
Deirdre Bolger
Manuel Mercier
Adrien Schramm

Invited speakers gender ratio: 10 Women: 14 Men (42%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 34%*
BWN rating: 3 (i.e. within 1 standard deviation above base rate)

*Method of estimation: estimated base rate of women engaging in EEG research.

#BWNFridayPost – Gender inequities in the online dissemination of scholars’ work

This week’s BWN Friday Post brings you a newly published study by Vásárhelyi, Zakhlebin, Milojević, and Horvát (2021) examining gender imbalances in visibility and dissemination of research:

Our large-scale analyses, encompassing half a million scholars, revealed that female scholars’ work is mentioned less frequently than male scholars’ work in all research areas. (p.1)

(Vásárhelyi et al., 2021, p.2)

Read the full article here.


Reference:
Vásárhelyi, O., Zakhlebin, I., Milojević, S., & Horvát, E. Á. (2021). Gender inequities in the online dissemination of scholars’ work. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(39), e2102945118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2102945118

Fondazione Prada’s Human Brains: Conversations 2021-2022

Human Brains: Conversations (virtual seminars; 30 September 2021 to 14 April 2022)

Organisers:
Jubin Abutalebi, Massimo Cacciari, Ciancarlo Comi, Viviana Kasam, Udo Kittelmann, Andrea Moro, Daniela Perani, Letizia Leocani

Invited speakers gender ratio: 4 Women: 10 Men (29%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 43%*
BWN rating: 1 (i.e. 2 standard deviations below base rate)

*Method of estimation: established base rate of women in field of general neuroscience.

Massachusetts General Hospital Centre for Precision Psychiatry: First Annual Conference on Precision Psychiatry

Conference on Precision Psychiatry — The Promise of Precision Prediction, Prevention and Treatment in Mental Health (virtual; September 30-October 1, 2021)

Organisers:
Karmel Choi, Lee Cohen, Maurizio Fava, Amy Fitzpatrick, Robbie Mealer, Andy Nierenberg, Matt Nock, Roy Perlis, Jordan Smoller, Sabine Wilhelm

Invited speakers gender ratio: 9 Women: 14 Men (39%)
Estimated base rate of women in the field: 47%*
BWN rating: 2 (i.e. within 1 standard deviation below base rate)

*Method of estimation: base rate of women in field of precision psychiatry.