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Omissions of qualified women scientists from major meeting programs continue to occur despite a surge in articles indicating persistent gender-discriminatory practices in hiring and promotion, and calls for gender balance in conference organizing committees.

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  1. Robyn S. Klein is in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Pathology & Immunology, and Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

    • Robyn S Klein
  2. Rhonda Voskuhl is in the Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

    • Rhonda Voskuhl
  3. Benjamin M. Segal is in the Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

    • Benjamin M Segal
  4. Bonnie N. Dittel is in the Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

    • Bonnie N Dittel
  5. Thomas E. Lane is in the Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

    • Thomas E Lane
  6. John R. Bethea is in the Department of Biology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

    • John R Bethea
  7. Monica J. Carson and Seema Kaushalya Tiwari-Woodruff are in the Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of California Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, California, USA.

    • Monica J Carson
    •  & Seema Kaushalya Tiwari-Woodruff
  8. Carol Colton is in the Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

    • Carol Colton
  9. Susanna Rosi is in the Departments of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science and Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.

    • Susanna Rosi
  10. Aileen Anderson is in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Anatomy, and Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine, California, USA.

    • Aileen Anderson
  11. Laura Piccio and Anne H. Cross are in the Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

    • Laura Piccio
    •  & Anne H Cross
  12. Joan M. Goverman is in the Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

    • Joan M Goverman
  13. Etty N. Benveniste is in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

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  14. Melissa A. Brown is in the Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    • Melissa A Brown
  15. Tajie H. Harris is in the Department of Neuroscience, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

    • Tajie H Harris

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