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Medical Writing: Improve your Writing & Reviewing Skills
Writing, editing & proofreading tips for medical writers: a standardised process to make your message effective, review & ensure document quality
The aim of this course is to improve medical writing skills & the quality of medical texts that you regularly prepare or review. Whether your text is an email, laboratory report, summary, regulatory submission or business proposal, learn to make your message effective.
Topics to be covered include:
- Structuring medical texts, considering logic & text flow
- Substantive & technical aspects of medical writing & editing
- A brief review of key punctuation points affecting meaning & readability
- Distractions for your reader
- Document review
- Tips & tools to improve the medical writing & reviewing process
- Throughout: considering the reader
The course will be in English
Barbara Grossman has a passion for proofreading, quality control, and education. She started Hawkeye Medical Limited, a medical writing and consultancy business, after working for a medical publishing company and then a contract research organisation, where she built up and managed its medical writing group. Barbara runs professional development training for companies and educational institutions. She has had many roles in the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA): workshop leader since 2001, Treasurer 1998–2005, member of the Education Committee 2010–2018, Education Officer 2014–2016. She was awarded an EMWA fellowship in 2005 and is currently EMWA President. In addition, Barbara is an Associate Editor of Medical Writing, EMWA’s journal.
This course is for anyone preparing or reviewing medical texts who needs to ensure that the intended message is conveyed effectively.
This course will benefit both those new to medical writing & those wishing to improve their medical writing skills, as well as those who regularly review medical texts.
The course will comprise lectures, practical hands-on exercises & text review sessions.
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.
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.
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.
Early Bird: € 880,00* (until 28 April 2020)
Ordinary: € 990,00*
Freelance - Academy - Public Administration: € 490,00*
* 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.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
At the end of the training, you will be able to
Effectively communicate with your intended reader
Prepare medical texts more efficiently than previously
Review medical documents constructively
Compile & use checklists to facilitate both text preparation & review
Ensure that high quality medical documents are produced