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  • Despite the paucity of women in endoscopy holding leadership roles, inroads are being made as more female endoscopists are promoted within this exciting field in gastroenterology. There are many benefits from increasing diversity in the workplace, including boosting morale, minimizing gender bias, providing role models and improving patient outcomes.

    • Uzma D. Siddiqui
    World View
  • Advances in hepatitis B management are still not reaching most of the affected community. A major barrier to this translation is stigma. Research and clinical communities have a responsibility to mitigate stigma and ensure that the voices of the affected community are considered in decision-making conversations.

    • Thomas Tu
    World View
  • The transition from postdoc to PI is one filled with excitement, anticipation and empowerment, with moments of self-doubt and imposter syndrome thrown in for good measure. Relatively few postdocs successfully cross this chasm, making it even more important to nurture those who do.

    • Alyce M. Martin
    World View
  • Think of which expression you use: ‘cirrhotic patient’ or ‘a patient with cirrhosis’. Nurses will pick ‘a patient with cirrhosis’ because their training enables an intuitive understanding of the patient as a person — more emphasis on the person is needed.

    • Palle Bager
    World View
  • Being the first woman to serve as the president of the World Gastroenterology Organisation gives me the opportunity to reflect on the place of women in gastroenterology and enables me to assess both how far we have come and the scale of the tasks still facing us.

    • Naima Amrani
    World View