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.

The course aims to provide the tools to

  • understand the environment of medical-scientific communication;
  • evaluate the quality of scientific articles and clinical studies using a systematic approach.
  • Welcome and opening remarks
  • Critical review of an article provided before the workshop
  • The basis of scientific communication
  • The actors of scientific communications
  • Scientific communication in the internet era
  • Journals and congresses
  • Indexing and peer-reviewing
  • The Impact factor and the other bibliometrics
  • Scientific evidence ranking
  • The structure of scientific articles
  • Introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusions
  • Title and abstract
  • Authors, conflicts of interest and acknowledgments
  • Workshop: The systematic review of an article

To anyone involved in medical-scientific communication including Medical Affairs Professionals, Medical Science Liaisons, Clinical Research Professionals, Sales Representatives, Product Managers who work in medical devices, pharma and biotech companies, CRO, as well as to those who work in the Research and Public Health.

Participant experience
Participants should be aware of the basic principles of clinical studies.

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

Before the training, participants will receive the article that will be used as example during the training.

Moreover a second article will be given to participant and it will be discussed in the systematic review of an article workshop.

Andrea Rossi

Andrea Rossi

Consultant in Medical Writing, Communications and Scientific Affairs
Andrea Rossi is a Medical Writing, Communications, and Scientific Affairs Consultant. After a brief spell at the University of Florence as a biologist, he started working as a Clinical Research Associate in the Italian Affiliate of Eli Lilly. In the years that followed, he was responsible for Statistics, Health Outcomes, and Medical Information. Andrea has been working as a Medical Writer since 2003, beginning in Italy and then increasing his responsibilities until he became worldwide responsible for a biosimilar company based in Switzerland, giving him vast experience in any aspect of clinical trials. He is the author of more than 350 disclosures and is acknowledged for contributing to 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 is a statistics and medical writing trainer in some Italian schools for specialisation in medicine and has acted as a speaker at national and international conferences. Andrea leads workshops, the Special Interest Group on Medical Communications, and is past president and ambassador of EMWA.

This online training is divided in 2 modules:

Module 1 | 30th November, 10:00 am –12:30 pm  CET and 02:30 pm –04:30 pm CET

Module 2 | 1st December, 10:00 am –12:30 pm  CET and 02:30 pm –04:30 pm CET

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: € 945,00* (until 09 November 2021)

Ordinary: € 1155,00*

Freelance – Academy – Public Administration**: € 615,00*

* for Italian companies: +22% VAT

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

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


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Cosa saprai fare dopo il corso
Risultato atteso
Evaluate the differences between various scientific articles
Risultato atteso
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of a scientific paper
Risultato atteso
Understanding the publication acceptance process

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