Scientific writing: online workshop – 2021



The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists and Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia are pleased to announce:

Scientific writing: an online workshop

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th April 2021

Introduction

Following feedback from AVA members and ACVA list members the programme for the AVA/VAA workshop on scientific writing has now been finalised. While the focus of the workshop is scientific writing and manuscript preparation the first day of the workshop will include lectures on study design, the use of reporting guidelines, data handling and statistical analysis. The second day will begin with a lecture on the basics of scientific writing, and it is aimed specifically at non-native English speakers. Later lectures will describe the process of manuscript submission, the role of the editor and also the process of peer review. The final lecture will describe aspects of open access publication.

The workshop has been designed to address the needs of junior authors; however, everyone is welcome to register and attend lectures which may be of interest to them. This includes nurses, technicians plus residents and clinicians of other disciplines.

Programme and speakers

(Please note that all times are UK British Summer Time)

Saturday 10th of April 2021

12.45

Welcome and introduction

13.00

Study design: how to minimise the pain of clinical researchProf Mark Holmes (University of Cambridge, UK)

14.00

Using reporting guidelines to ensure journal articles include every necessary detailDr Jennifer de Beyer (University of Oxford, UK)

15.00

The theory of statistical testingProf Loic Desquilbet (ENVA, France)

16.00

Break

16.30

Sample size calculation for randomised controlled trialsProf Loic Desquilbet (ENVA, France)

17.30

Incomplete study reporting and biasDr Daniel Pang (University of Calgary, Canada)

18.30

Presentation of VAA prizes for 2020

Sunday 11th of April 2021

13.00

Some basics of scientific writing in EnglishDr Jeannette Regan (CUSO, Switzerland)

14.00

How to please an editorProf Jennifer Hunter (University of Liverpool, UK)

15.00

Making tough decisions: from the editor’s deskProf Hugh Hemmings (University of Cornell, USA, Editor in Chief, British Journal of Anaesthesia)

16.00

Break

16.30

Peer Review: how to improve what is publishedProf Peter Pascoe (UCDavis, USA)

17.30

Open Access publications: considerations for editors and authorsPippa Smart (Publishing consultant, UK,
Editor in Chief, Learned Publishing)

18.30

Closing remarksCarl Bradbrook (AVA President)

Course details

The workshop will be available online. All lecture times are scheduled for the afternoon and early evening UK British summer. It is hoped that this will facilitate the attendance of AVA members and other non-members based in other parts of world.

Registration fees are:
– £50 for AVA, NAVAS and Brazilian college of veterinary anesthetists (BCVA) members
– £75 for non-members

Preparatory and supplementary reading material will be available shortly along with links to other sources of material and courses.

The organising committee now invite prospective participants to register for the workshop.

If you have already registered, access course details here: