This is a two-module interactive workshop that includes lessons, discussions, exercises, and intensive group work. Each module is 4 hours.
Before participating in the workshop, participants will be required complete a pre-workshop assignment intended to evaluate current knowledge and help prepare for further in-workshop exercises.
The first of the two modules focuses on the environment of medical communications and on the standards that medical journals require. The module is intended to help participants develop a perspective that will get them started on the right foot to successfully publishing their articles.
The second module focuses on building a logical, structured, and efficient process for creating an article that effectively communicates the key results of a study. During the module, participants will work together on a series of exercises in which they will put the principles into practice.
Pre-workshop assignment: Read a clinical study report summary and answer questions.
Module one – The basics of peer-reviewed articles (Andrea Rossi)
- Review of the pre-workshop assignment
- The environment of scientific communication in medicine
- The basics of scientific communication
- The reader-centred approach to writing
Module two – Organising your writing projects (Phil Leventhal)
- Using problem statements to develop a coherent concept for a manuscript
- Selecting the data to present
- Expanding the problem statement into a concept outline to organize the manuscript
- Identifying the target audience and selecting an appropriate target journal
- Expanding the concept outline into a detailed outline
This course is for anyone who needs to write manuscripts for peer-reviewed medical journals, such as medical advisors, scientific writers, medical writers, medical liaisons, scientific communicators, researchers, clinicians, and medical information professionals.
Participants need to be familiar with the basics of clinical research and medical writing.
Interactive workshop with practical exercises and application to participants’ daily activities.