Effectively Communicating Research

When: April 1, 2019 - April 3, 2019, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Harvard Medical School Countway Library, 25 Shattuck Street , Boston, MA

This is a two-day, intensive course offered by Harvard. The course is designed to provide fellows and junior faculty with the skills necessary to express their science clearly to diverse audiences.

How do you effectively draft your scientific message so that it has the optimal chance to be accepted for publication? How do you communicate your science in an oral presentation? How much text is appropriate for a poster? What are some guidelines and tips for dealing with the media? Communication is an essential part of your research and a crucial component for a successful career as a researcher. Effectively Communicating Research is a two-day, intensive course offered by Harvard Catalyst. The course is designed to provide fellows and junior faculty with the skills necessary to express their science clearly to diverse audiences; to prepare abstracts, manuscripts, and posters, and to speak effectively. With the guidance and expertise of the course faculty, including journal editors and leading scientists, participants will acquire the tools necessary to convey their science effectively. Effectively Communicating Research is a highly engaging, interactive course. To get the most out of their experience, participants will have the opportunity to submit a draft manuscript for review by a journal editor and/or to submit a scientific poster for review by the course faculty and peers. These optional submissions will be due during the week of March 4. In addition, all participants will be asked to submit draft slides for a 10-minute research talk two weeks prior to the course. Details regarding submission requirements will be shared with accepted participants. The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Harvard Catalyst Education Program’s policy requires full attendance and the completion of all activity surveys to be eligible for CME credit; no partial credit is allowed.

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