The American Physiological Society (APS) is hosting a series of important educational opportunities. On March 31, 11 a.m. EDT a webinar entitled “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat” is being offered. This webinar will discuss how implicit bias—associating stereotypes without conscious knowledge—affects hiring, promotion, mentorship and productivity. The program will focus on defining these stereotyping phenomena, tools to retrain our brains to reduce bias and ways to overcome implicit bias and stereotype threat. The webinars are free and open to all. Registration is required and I encourage your attendance.

ZOOM Etiquette

Colleagues, some Zoom meeting etiquette tips and best practices for online video conference meetings

Don’t Be Late. Video meetings make it obvious when colleagues show up late, wasting the time of those who log in promptly.

Turn on the Camera: If there is sufficient band width

Sit Still.

No Eating

Get Good at Interrupting: Be thoughtful and mindful of how your question will be perceived

Close the Office Door

Don’t Multitask

Stay on mute if you are not talking

Only invite people who need to be on the call

As host, be the last one to leave