Statement paper on diversity for the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)

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Introduction: Diversity has become a key-strategic element of success in various political and economic fields. The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) decided to make diversity a key strategic priority for the future and appointed a Task-Force on this topic. Methods: In a consensus process, three Working-Groups, nominated by Task-Force members, developed statements on strategic future topics. In addition, diversity-related data available from the membership database have been analyzed and reported in aggregated form. Results: The Task-Force decided to nominate working groups on (1) “sex, gender identity and sexual orientation”, (2) “ethnicity, culture and socio-economic status”, and (3) “multiprofessionalism”. These are the first prioritized topics for the near future. The first diversity-report shows targetable items in all three domains. Conclusion: The diversity Task-Force defined actionable items for a one- and three-year plan that are especially aiming at the identification of potential gaps and an implementation of concrete projects for members of the ESICM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1002-1005
Number of pages4
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • Critical care
  • Culture
  • Diversity
  • Female
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Male
  • Society
  • Minority Groups
  • Societies, Medical/organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Sex Factors
  • Critical Care


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