About the SSAI

The SSAI put out a policy paper in 2021 with our stance on diversity, equity, inclusivity and anti-rascism.

From the paper

The Board of the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI) recognises that the diversity of our members and of our professional and patient community must be reflected in all parts of our organisation. Diversity metrics include, but are not limited to, individual (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation), cultural (e.g. religious affiliation) and geopolitical (e.g. nationality). These characteristics may cause individuals to feel naturally included in, or excluded from, a group.

The purpose of this document is to outline a policy to ensure that the diversity of the Nordic community of anaesthesiologists, our workplace and our patients is explicitly addressed in the governance of SSAI, including the SSAI board and committees, clinical practice guidelines, conference speakers/chairs, meetings at local, national and international levels to (i) ensure representativeness, (ii) provide role models and (iii) foster a sense of community based on inclusion. This also applies to events that the SSAI may co-host or for which SSAI nominates a representative (e.g., a representative at meetings held by other networks/organisations or international meetings/conferences).

In addition, this policy aims to yield measurable outcomes and to ensure that our processes are competitive, transparent, and fair. This extends to transparency and equality regarding funding, scholarships and selection of committee members.

Full text

Find the full text at Acta or view / download the pdf version below.