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Society calls for contributions from LGBTQ+ pharmacologists

Published: 18 Jun 2021 in Society news

The British Pharmacological Society is inviting contributions for our ‘Identity+’ series. Identity+ is a series of content exploring representation and inclusion in academia, science and healthcare, across a range of communities. The first part of this series is an LGBTQ+ themed issue in Pharmacology Matters.

We have two main aims for the themed issue:

  1. To raise visibility of health inequalities, build understanding and explore our role (and that of the wider pharmacology community) in addressing those inequalities.

  2. To celebrate LGBTQ+ pharmacologists and give members of our community an opportunity to share their work and experiences.

To meet our first aim, we are seeking input from experts in a variety of fields.

For the second aim, we are asking for LGBTQ+ pharmacologists to share their work and experiences with us. We hope that sharing these stories will help build and strengthen networks, and support important conversations both within the workplace and about research itself. This idea has been inspired by Pride in STEM’s fantastic ‘Out Thinkers’ events.

If you are interested in being involved, please fill out our form. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Please note: we want to ensure we represent a diverse range of people and the number of people we can feature is limited. If you are invited to contribute, we will work with you to develop your contribution. The information you share with us in this form, and upon publication, is at your discretion.

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This work is part of our broader commitment, as outlined by the Society’s new vision for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). In our vision we committed to placing EDI at the heart of pharmacology, both in terms of opportunities for successful careers, and in terms of benefitting from pharmacology research. We hope the Identity+ series will help the Society and our community develop a better understanding of our role in creating change and help us define the commitments that will help us achieve this.