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Medical Reading of Scientific Articles

The critical evaluation of the scientific paper


22 - 23 October 2020





Medical Reading of Scientific Articles

To form a truly educated opinion on a scientific subject, you need to become familiar with the available scientific articles in that field. And to be able to read research papers effectively, you have to be willing and able to read the scientific articles for yourself. Reading and understanding scientific papers is a skill that every single pharmaceutical industry or medical device professional, researcher, health care professional, doctor and scientist should have learned during graduate school. You can have learnt it too, but like any skill, it takes perseverance and practice to be maintained.   

The fast-evolving world of clinical research and the new media available have highly increased the number of scientific articles available; this does not always mean better scientific paper’s quality. The growing volume of journals and editors has deeply changed the environment of research papers: What professionals learnt during their studies has become, probably, not true anymore.  

Reading a scientific paper is a completely different process from reading an article about science in a blog or newspaper. Reading research papers may take you a very long time. The process will go much faster as you gain the right techniques and experience.

• Opening remarks

• Collection of expectations 

• Workshop: Individual questionnaire compilation 

• The principles of clinical research

• Scientific and medical update

• Scientific communication: The basis

• Scientific communication in the internet era

• Journals and congresses

• Indexing

• Peer-reviewing

• Impact factor 

• Altmetrics

• Workshop: Questionnaires analysis and presentation (working groups)

• Clinical trials

  • The clinical trials phase
  • Study design
  • Controlled studies
  • Case report, observational trials
  • Clinical trial records
  • Systematic Reviews, meta-analysis, guidelines

• The structure of a scientific paper

  • Introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusions
  • Title and abstract
  • Authors, acknowledgments and conflicts of interest 

 • Scientific evidence rating 

• Workshop: Review of a scientific paper using the most appropriate tools and methods

• Evaluation of scientific paper’s SWOTs

• Verification of expectations and conclusions

Andrea Rossi
Andrea Rossi Freelance International Scientific Communicator

Andrea has a degree in Biology from Florence University. After a brief spell at the University, he started working in the Italian Affiliate of Eli Lilly as a Clinical Research Associate. In the years that followed he was responsible for Statistics, Health Outcomes and Medical Information. Andrea has been working as Medical Writer since 2003 beginning in Italy and, then, becoming responsible of worldwide scientific affairs in a biosimilar company based in Switzerland.
He is author of more than 350 disclosures and acknowledged for his contribution in several others. From 2007 to 2009 he was on the coordination board of BIAS (Biometristi Italiani Associati) and has been a European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) member since 2004. Andrea acts as trainer for statistics and medical writing in some Italian schools for specialisation in medicine and has been a speaker at national and international conferences.
Andrea leads workshops for and is past-president and ambassador of EMWA.

All figures involved in the understanding of scientific articles as:

  • Medical Specialists
  • Medical Information Professionals
  • Product Managers
  • Medical Liaisons
  • Sales Representatives
  • Drug Surveillance Professionals
  • Market Research Professionals
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Health Care Administrators
  • Health Economists
  • Health Outcome Researchers

working in Pharmaceutical or Medical Devices industry, CRO, Biotech, Research centers, Health care centers, Hospitals and Universities.

Participant experience 

Participants should be aware of the basic principles on clinical studies.

Interactive workshop with on-train exercises and application to participant’s daily activities.

The training course will take place in Barcelona

Upon Arrival
At your arrival you will find our Staff at the Welcome Desk to greet and make you feel welcome and as comfortable as possible, providing direction and all information about the meeting, seating, refreshments.

Coffee breaks and lunch will provide a pleasant moment of refreshment. Special care about the food quality, in particular to your dietary needs or preferences, from menus of local products and flavors to vegetarian dishes.

Limited number of participants to encourage networking and discussion.

Training Room

All our training facilities are safe, healthy, comfortable, aesthetically-pleasing, and accessible. They are able to accommodate the specific space and equipment needs of the training program.
Depending on the seating configuration, the room may accommodate lecture-style instruction or encourage interaction in the form of roundtable discussions. Equipped for audio/visual, Free Wi-Fi to allow everyone to connect with just one click, electric sockets.

Teaching materials

All the information necessary for learning during the course is provided. It is recommended to bring your PC to take notes (even directly on the slides provided in PDF format). The environment is important to us and that's why we try to make this meeting an experience of environmental sustainability.

Fee includes
Tuition, teaching materials, lunch and coffee breaks, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate. 

The course will proceed with a minimum number of participants. Should this number not be reached the registered participants will be notified one week prior to the commencement of the course.
Certificate of attendance

Early Bird: € 1.570,00* (until 25 September 2020)

Ordinary: € 1.780,00*

Freelance - Academy - Public Administration**: € 890,00*

* for Italian companies: +22% VAT

** Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance - Academy - Public Administration fee

The fee includes: tuitions, teaching materials, lunches and coffee breaks, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate.

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Course Price

1780.00 €

Early Bird

Friday, September 25, 2020

1570.00 €

Payments accepted

  • Bank Transfer
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal

Other Details


2 days

Course Type

Limited number of participants

You will receive

Certificate of attendance

At the end of the training, you will be able to

  • Evaluate the difference between various scientific articles and clinical trials

  • Understand strengths and weaknesses of a scientific paper

  • Have the fundamentals to build impactful scientific communication based on clinical evidence

Participants' Feedbacks

It is not a frontal lesson but an interactive one

The theory parts were supported by very good concrete examples, which was great. Trainer was good and allowed for questions.

It was a good balance of lectures, examples and some role play. Enough time for questions as well.

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The fee includes: tuition, teaching materials, lunches and coffee breaks, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate. Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee.
The course will proceed with a minimum of 8 participants. Should this number not be reached the registered participants will be notified one week prior to the commencement of the course.
For further information please contact:  e-mail:  telephone: +39 (0)35.515684

The fee includes: seat at the conference, copy of presentations of Speakers who allow the distribution, informative literature for the day, networking lunch, coffee break, organisational office assistance, certificate of attendance. For further information please contact:  e-mail:  telephone: +39 (0)35.515684

The fee includes: tuition, teaching materials, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate. Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance – Academy – Public Administration fee. For further information please contact:  e-mail:  telephone: +39 (0)35.515684

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