< Back
EMWA Logo EMWA Logo

Summarising

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Language and Writing
Code:
LWF9
Duration:
03:00:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is intended for medical writers who work mostly on regulatory documents. Participants should have a basic knowledge of the most common regulatory documents (e.g. clinical study reports, protocols, and investigator’s brochures).
Objective:
Medical writers spend most of their time summarising information. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a structured approach to identifying key information so that they can prepare a summary of any regulatory document that meets the needs of the reader and includes appropriate information.
Content:
The workshop will start by clarifying what is meant by summarising and the summary documents that we produce. Identifying key messages will be discussed and this will help us to decide what to leave out. Some general guidance will be given on concise writing and on planning the document. The importance of review and revision will be described and discussed, and we will work on reducing the number of words needed to express a point. Workshop exercises will be used to illustrate the points raised and to give participants the opportunity to practise the methods suggested during the workshop.