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Medical Writing and Quality Control of Documents Entering the Public Domain: Manuscripts and Abstracts

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Professional Techniques
Code:
PTF5
Duration:
03:00:00
Workshop profile:
The workshop is particularly suited to medical writers who are writing documents entering the public domain. It will be most useful for those who either have no quality control (QC) system in place, or are looking to develop one. For medical writers with greater experience it will provide a forum for discussion and sharing best practice. The workshop content is relevant to those working in a freelance capacity, as well as medical writers employed by CROs, communications agencies, or pharmaceutical companies.
Objective:
For a medical writer whose documents are destined to enter the public domain a QC process is essential. A properly implemented QC process helps reduce errors in the factual presentation of data, and when writing a manuscript ensures an accurate document structure is followed to fulfil a journal’s specific requirements. The workshop will focus on developing a QC process for non-regulatory documents, particularly manuscripts, and detail several strategies to achieve this.
Content:
The importance of applying a QC process to documents entering the public domain will be discussed. Methods of implementing the QC process will be outlined and several examples worked through in detail. Although the workshop is applicable to other types of medical writing it will primarily use manuscripts and abstracts as working examples. Regulatory documents (e.g. clinical study reports) will not be covered.