In June, Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director, released a statement indicating that he would no longer participate in so-called “manels,” or all-male speaking panels.   Before accepting any speaking invitation, Dr. Collins now assesses the extent to which women and other groups typically underrepresented in science are included on the event agenda.  Consistent with Dr. Collins’ decision, Dr. Richard Hodes, NIA Director, is also committing to assessing the inclusivity of an event’s agenda before accepting an invitation to speak.   Dr. Hodes announced his commitment to inclusivity and diversity at scientific meetings and conferences in a recent statement.