Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA

Scientific Reporting and Writing

HTADS - Program on Health Technology Assessment &
Decision Sciences

3-Day Certified University Course

7 - 9 November 2019
UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology

COURSE OVERVIEW

This 3-day course will address various challenges of professional scientific reporting, writing and presenting. It includes a primer on scientific work in general and giving critical feedback to writers or presenters. Participants will be invited to submit and work on their own abstracts in preparation for the course using the online platform (blended learning) and receive personalized feedback and advice from fellow peers and course faculty. During the course, interactive lecturers will provide an overview of general writing topics. Practical exercises and online platform activities will focus on specific issues including challenges for non-native speaker scientists. Finally, course faculty with experience as journal editors will give advice on submission procedures. 


The course is aimed at members of:
  • PhD, medical and master students
  • Researchers and lecturers in medicine and health & life sciences
  • Junior and senior scientific investigators, scientific working group leaders
  • Scientists from universities, healthcare & health policy organizations, HTA agencies, healthcare industry, patient representatives, medical writers and journalists etc.
  • Members of funding agencies
  • Reviewers and evaluators
Course Pre-requisites:

This is an introductory course, there are no pre-requisites.

Course Language is EnglishBoth native and non-native English speaker scientists are welcome.

 

AGENDA

COURSE PREPARATION (Online platform)

How to write a good abstract: scientific English, giving and receiving feedback

Submit own abstract, receive personalized feedback and improve your writing

DAY 1
[Registration starts at 8:30 am]

Conceptualizing your research
Principles of scientific reporting and writing, operationalizing the research question, time management and self-organization

How to write a manuscript (I): Abstract and Introduction
Concepts, Examples and Exercises

DAY 2
How to write a manuscript (II): Methods, Results and Discussion
Concepts, Examples and Exercises

Peer review process

Ethical issues and legal aspects in scientific publications

DAY 3
Presenting your work

Concept, Examples and Exercises

Giving and receiving critical constructive feedback
Concept, Examples and Exercises

 

COURSE FACULTY

Prof. Uwe Siebert, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD
Course and HTADS Program Director/Lecturer/ Editor and Editorial Board Member of several scientific journals
Professor of Public Health (UMIT), Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management (Harvard University),
Chair, Dept. of Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology, Austria

Prof. em. Gary Oderda, Pharm.D., MPH
Course Co-Director/ Course Faculty/ Editor and Editorial Board Member of several scientific journals
Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Former Director University of Utah Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Dr. Lára Rún Hallsson, MPH
Course Coordinator/ Course Faculty
Senior Scientist, Dept. of Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology, Austria

Artemisa Gogollari, MD, MSc
Course Co-Coordinator/ Teaching Assistant
Junior Scientist, Dept. of Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology, Austria

 

COURSE DOCUMENTATION

Certificates will be provided to all participants after the course. Students will be accredited 5 ECTS for successfully completing the online platform exercises as well as their attendance and active participation during the attendance time of the course.


PAYMENT DETAILS
Registration fees

Course fee (public/academic sector): Euro 1,150
Early booking fee until 15 September 2019: Euro 850
Course fee (commercial/private sector): Euro 1,950
Early booking fee until 15 September 2019: Euro 1,550

VAT is not payable.

Course fees include a comprehensive syllabus, an extensive binder with background reading material, course certificate, snacks and lunch, but not accommodation.

Discounts

Group Registrations – Save 15%
Register with three or more colleagues in this course and save!

Alumni – Save 20%
UMIT Alumni or if you have previously participated in a Continuing Education Program Course on HTADS, you are eligible for a discount on this course.

Method of Payment

Payment must be made by bank transfer. After registration, participants will be provided with the payment details via e-mail.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of course fees (less 15% administrative charges) will be made for cancellations received in writing at least one month prior to the workshop. Substitutes can be made but please email new delegates details when known. Cancellations made less than one month prior to the course are non-refundable/non-changeable.

In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment, the course has to be cancelled by the UMIT, our liability is limited to refund of course fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS & DIRECTIONS
Accommodation

There are a number of hotels near the campus. Reservations should be made when you receive your registration and payment confirmation. We have made special arrangements with hotels near the course location. After registration, you will receive more details regarding accommodation via e-mail.

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