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.1 (Table 1).