About the Parity Commission

The aim of the Parity Commission is: 1.) to improve gender representation and geographic balance within ESCMID and related educational activities 2.) to tutor young female scientists and scientists from resources-poor countries and from minority groups 3.) to link ESCMID and national societies to bridge the gap of gender, economical status and ethnicity.

Definition of Minorities by ESCMID Parity Commission

Minorities among healthcare workers are those discriminated in their professional career and/or underrepresented in scientific societies because of gender, age, sexual orientation, racial, regional, religious and/or political reasons without consideration of their personal achievements.


  • Emmanuelle Cambau (Chair), ESCMID Professional Affairs Officer
  • Giulia De Angelis, Member
  • Onya Opota, Member
  • Agnes Sonnevend, Member