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)
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
13:40 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
- 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