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Using Writing Guidelines

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Medical Communication
Code:
MCF17a
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
As professional medical writers should be reporting guideline champions, this workshop is propaedeutic for any workshops on scientific journals or congresses publishing.
Objective:
The growing availability of guidelines and checklists makes identification and use of the most appropriate guideline for any specific disclosure more difficult. This workshop will help the writer to identify what is available and understand how to choose and use the most appropriate guidelines for their purpose.
Content:
The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement, issued in 2001, was the first example of a comprehensive and structured guideline on how to communicate the results of randomised clinical trials. In addition, different guidelines and checklists to use for the results of observational, health outcome, quality of life, mixed-method, and many other types of studies have been published. To complement all of these, pharmaceutical companies have developed Good Publication Practice, individual editors have developed their own guidelines, and most journals have their own instructions for authors. In this workshop, we will review the main guidelines to identify when and how they can be used by medical writers to improve the productivity and quality of their job.