Although visual communication has been more popular with the advent of the Internet, conversing via visualisation is not new. Humans began writing via cave paintings and symbols. We are built to comprehend and learn better via visual methods. Research tells us that visual communication leads to better retention of the information.

In the context of biomedical science and healthcare, visualization is becoming increasingly essential to make sense of the huge amount of data produced and to effectively share findings with the wider scientific community.

The goal of this training is to share knowledge on how to use effective visuals to communicate research findings in different contexts and to learn how to use online tools to prepare professional figures for graphical abstracts, posters and presentations.

– Intro on visual science communication – why strong visuals are important
– Things to consider when thinking about visual science communication
– Designing better presentation
– Designing better posters

Lunch break

– Graphical abstracts overview
– Differences between graphical abstracts and infographics – when to use infographics
– Overview on how to use Biorender and other tools (mindthegraph, Canvas, etc)
– Graphical abstract practical exercise on a previously chosen paper followed by discussion/feedback
– Q&A

This course is for anyone who needs to write medical communications (manuscripts for peer-reviewed medical journals, congress abstracts and posters, blog posts, or any other text for specialized or non-expert audiences), such as medical advisors, scientific writers, medical writers, medical liaisons, scientific communicators, researchers, clinicians, and medical information professionals.

Participant experience
A basic understanding of best presentation practices would be desirable. However, no graphic or visual communication experience is required.

Interactive training including practical session on designing a first rough version of a graphical abstract.

Arianna Ferrini

Arianna Ferrini

Freelance medical writer and science communicator

Dr Arianna Ferrini is a freelance medical writer and science communicator. She holds a PhD in Tissue Engineering and an MRes in Biomedical Research and Cardiovascular Sciences from Imperial College London (UK), an MSc in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and a BSc in Biotechnology from the University of Florence (Italy). She is the Director of Communications of the Association of Italian Scientists in the UK (AISUK) and the chair of the European Section of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-EU). She holds a certificate for “Writing in the Science” from Stanford University (USA), a “Foundational Skills for Communicating about Health” certificate from the University of Michigan (USA) and a Diploma in Editing and Proofreading from the Centre of Excellence (UK). She has published more than 10 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Advanced Materials.

After 12+ years of biomedical research experience in the UK, Italy and the USA, in 2020, she translated her technical knowledge and passion for communication into solutions for the medical and scientific community and the wider public. She specialises in Medical Education and works with clients worldwide, offering independent medical writing and science communication consulting services to businesses and individuals that want to capture valuable and meaningful insights from scientific data and spread the message to ultimately translate new research findings into healthcare solutions. Her clients include Johnson & Johnson, Langland, OLM Diagnostics, EPG Health, Regeneus, FirstWord Pharma, Editage and Edanz. As part of her work, she delivers interactive workshops and webinars to academic institutions and organisations covering scientific writing, publication processes and science communication strategies for different audiences.

This online training consists of 1 module:

22 November 2023 | from h. 10:00 am to 12:45 pm and from h. 02:00 to h. 04:15 pm CEST

Some days before the online training you will receive all details about the connection.

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.

Early Bird: € 550,00* (until 1 November 2023)

Ordinary: € 740,00*

Freelance – Academy – Public Administration**: € 355,00*

* for Italian companies: +22% VAT

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

The fee includes: tuition, organizational office assistance, teaching materials and attendance certificate that will be sent after the training via e-mail.


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Risultato atteso
Create professional figures for publications, posters, presentations and grants
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Design a graphical abstract with the key messages from a study
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Have a basic understanding of how to use BioRender
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Appreciate the importance of strong visuals in different contexts (grant submissions, conferences, social media, interdisciplinary teams, etc)

<p>Online interactive training on Zoom platform.</p>
<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.</em></p>

Online interactive training on Zoom platform.

LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.

<p>Online interactive training on Zoom platform.</p>
<p><em>LS Academy will provide the access link to the virtual platform a few days before the training.</em></p>