Introduzione

Huge amounts of scientific information are available in the public domain. Scientific and medical researchers and medical writers need to be able to access current reliable information in order to prepare good quality accurate documents. The aim of this workshop is to enable you:

  • to understand the scope and limitations of the different types of information sources
  • to determine how and where to obtain the information
  • to identify the most relevant and reliable information sources
  • to develop effective search strategies
  • to become confident in using general search engines such as Google Scholar effectively
  • to become confident in using PubMed to search MEDLINE effectively including the use of advanced search techniques and Medical Subject Headings (MESH)

       

      The workshop will be divided into 2 online sessions.

      Session 1

      • different types of information sources
      • on-line databases, and web sites
      • the different database providers
      • types of information available from on-line databases
      • how to choose the most relevant databases and web sites

      Session 2

      • developing search strategies
      • using Google effectively
      • using PubMed to search MEDLINE
        – understanding Medical Subject Headings (MESH)
        – advanced searching techniques

      Participants will have the opportunity to see searches carried out using MEDLINE and Google Scholar live on-line during the training and to see the effects of different ways of searching. Detailed information on how to conduct complex searches in specific databases, including MEDLINE, is outside the scope of this workshop.

      This course will be of use to all medical researchers and writers who need to obtain specific medical information in order to complete their writing tasks.

      Participant experience
      Participants need to be familiar with the basics of scientific/clinical research. No previous experience of literature searching is required.

      Training will be in the form of an interactive workshop. It will include presentations, group exercises and live on-line searches of MEDLINE and Google Scholar.

      Docente/i
      Alison Rapley
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      Alison Rapley

      Freelance Medical Writing Trainer
      Alison Rapley has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 30 years. She has degree in physiology and biochemistry and a postgraduate diploma in library and information studies. She began her career as a medical information specialist and continued to provide medical information to clients and colleagues whilst working as a medical writer, manager and finally director in the Medical Writing department of PAREXEL, a large Contract Research Organisation. Alison has provided training in Medical Writing and Medical Information throughout her career. She has been an EMWA workshop leader since 2001, was  President from May 2016 – 17, and a member of their Education and Professional Development Committee from 2018-2020. Since leaving PAREXEL in 2014, Alison has been providing freelance training to clients on an occasional basis.

      Online Training – 2 modules

      MODULE 1 | 05 April 2022 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm CEST

      MODULE 2 | 07 April 2022 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm CEST

      After the registration, 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: € 660,00* (until 08 March 2022)

      Ordinary: € 850,00*

      Freelance – Academy – Public Administration**: € 430,00*

      * 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.

      Versione Stampabile
      Cosa saprai fare dopo il corso
      Risultato atteso
      Understand the scope and limitations of different information sources
      Risultato atteso
      Determine how and where to obtain information
      Risultato atteso
      Identify reliable information sources
      Risultato atteso
      Develop effective search strategies
      Risultato atteso
      Be confident in using general search engines such as Google Scholar effectively
      Risultato atteso
      Be confident in using PubMed to search MEDLINE effectively including using advanced search techniques and Medical Subject Headings (MESH)

      <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>

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