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From Clinical Study Report to Manuscript

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Medical Communication
Code:
MCF8b
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is aimed at, but not limited to, any medical writer working on manuscripts based on clinical study data. This is a foundation course aimed at gaining a basic understanding of how to effectively develop manuscripts based on trials (RCTs are used as the example throughout) using the CSR as the main data source.
Objective:
After completing the workshop, participants will have an understanding of what tools are required to write a manuscript from the data presented in the CSR. They will have discussed source data and where to find it; differences in the presentation of data in a manuscript compared with a CSR; information that should never be left our based on the relevant guidelines (CONSORT will be discussed in more detail) and instructions to authors. They will have also have an understanding of figures and tables to include and how to choose and change them to be fit for purpose. This workshop does not cover Journal submission activities.
Content:
· Background on manuscripts based on CSRs; who is the audience? · Background on CSRs and the relevant sections to concentrate on for manuscript writing · Tools and information you will need to get started (checklist exercise) · Guidelines (general and CONSORT [as example]) · What to put where (CSR section exercise) · Thinking about figures and tables (CSR to manuscript exercise)