Academic Activities of Female Neurosurgeons in All Branch Meetings of the Japan Neurosurgical Society

Nobuo Sugo, Sayaka Terazono, Chie Matsuura, Yutaka Fuchinoue, Yuki Sakaeyama, Mitsuyoshi Abe, Masataka Mikai, Syuhei Kubota, Kosuke Kondo, Shoko Shimokawa, Taketoshi Maehara, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Fusao Ikawa, Yukiko Enomoto, Kazuko Kamiya, Satoshi Kuroda, Hideo Takeshima, Noriko Tamura, Tomohito Hishikawa, Masazumi FujiiTakamitsu Fujimaki, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Junkoh Yamamoto, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Yoko Kato

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Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the academic activities of female neurosurgeons at all branch meetings of the Japan Neurosurgical Society and identify related issues they encountered. The programs of all seven branch meetings of the Japan Neurosurgical Society (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku/Shikoku, and Kyushu) were used to determine the number of presentations and chairpersons by sex. The covered period was from January 2008 to December 2020, which was available for viewing during the survey. Of note, only the Kinki branch used data from January 2008 to December 2019. The Neurologia Medico-chirurgica (NMC), the journal of the Japan Neurosurgical Society, was also reviewed to identify publication achievements during the same period. In all seven branches, the percentage of presentations given by female physicians increased from 7.9% in 2008 to 9.6% in 2020 (p < 0.05). Conversely, the percentage of female chairpersons in all branch meetings did not change over time and it was significantly lower (1.1%) than that of female presenters (7.9%) for all branch meetings combined in over 13 years (p < 0.01). In the NMC, the number of articles with female physicians as first authors did not increase or decrease over the years. We conclude that efforts to smoothly promote female neurosurgeons as chairpersons and increase the number of female first authors are nec-essary to facilitate their academic activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-463
Number of pages7
Journalneurologia medico-chirurgica
Volume63
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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