Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

CEBD Summer School: Better Paper Writing Skills

King’s Meadow Campus
Monday 3rd June 2019 (09:30-16:30)
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Better Paper Writing Skills 2019

A highly interactive workshop using clinical scenarios from dermatology

 Why attend this course?

This one day course will help you write more clearly and meaningfully for a scientific audience. Working in small groups, you will examine the various aspects of writing a paper including the background, methodology and statistics sections.  By having access to both good and bad examples of papers, you will gain insight into how to put together a compelling manuscript.  You will also learn how to respond to referees and improve your chances of getting your paper accepted for publication.

Who is it for?

The course is tailored to the needs of professionals working in dermatology. It is suitable for anyone who needs to write scientific papers and reports, and present information to colleagues, management or external organisations.


£140 (£120 for early bird bookings by 3 May 2019)

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9:30     Introduction and aims of the course – Hywel Williams

10:00     Keeping the introduction, methods, results and discussion sections tight - Hywel Williams

20 minutes framing talk, followed by 40 minutes working in small groups, followed by 30 minutes feedback from groups

11:30    Tea/coffee break

11:45     The dos and don’ts of the statistics section - Sonia Gran

60 minutes working in small groups, followed by 25 minutes feedback

13:10    Lunch

13:40     Writing a good abstract – Karen Harman

10 minutes framing talk, 35 minutes working in small groups, followed by 30 minutes discussion

14:55     Tea/coffee break

15:10     How to reply to referees - Hywel Williams

30 minute interactive workshop with role play

15:40    Tips for getting your paper accepted – John Ingram

45 minute session with audience participation

16:25    Close/Evaluation 


  • Professor Hywel Williams - Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology
  • Dr Karen Harman – Associate Professor of Applied Dermatology Research
  • Dr John Ingram – Deputy Editor & Editor-Elect of the British Journal of Dermatology
  • Dr Sonia Gran - Assistant Professor of Medical Statistics

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

The University of Nottingham
Applied Health Research Building
University Park, Nottingham

telephone: +44 (0) 115 84 68631
email: cebd@nottingham.ac.uk