Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) Committee
Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day. For this very special occasion, we have interviewed Prof. Dr. Nada Hamad, haematologist and member of the EBMT ED&I Committee to discuss this year’s theme “Embrace Equity” in the field of medicine.
Watch the video below:
Here are the questions we've asked Nada:
- Could you please introduce yourself?
- This year's IWD campaign theme is “Embrace Equity”. The words equity and equality are often used interchangeably. Could you please explain what is the difference between these two words?
- In the field of Haematology, how would it be possible to apply equity to women’s academic recognition and career progression?
- As the President of the Australia and New Zealand Transplant and Cellular Therapies (ANZTCT) society, how do you raise awareness about equity within your society?
- During the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Session at the 49th Annual Meeting of the EBMT, you will tackle the problem of representation and ask if the design of Stem Cell Transplantation trials discriminate non-White populations? Can you tell us a bit more about this?
- You are a member of the EBMT Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. What actions has the Committee taken to elevate equity, activate diversity and incorporate inclusivity at EBMT and in the broader BMT community? And what is EBMT lacking?
- The EBMT’s Committee is named “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion”. We understand that it’s important that we distinguish between equality and equity. Both are important, but they are different. So do you think that the name should be changed to include “Equity” too?