Scientific writing: online workshop – 2021



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

Scientific writing: an online workshop

Introduction

The focus of the workshop is scientific writing and manuscript preparation. The first half of the workshop includes lectures on study design, the use of reporting guidelines, data handling and statistical analysis. The second half begins with a lecture on the basics of scientific writing, aimed specifically at non-native English speakers. The following lectures describe the process of manuscript submission, the role of the editor and also the process of peer review. The final lecture highlights aspects of open access publication.

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

Workshop recordings

Recorded lectures of the live workshop are now available to watch. Participants who have already registered for the online course can view recordings here:

To purchase access to the recorded lectures, follow the link at the bottom of this page.

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

Fees to access recorded lectures are:
– £50 for AVA, NAVAS and Brazilian college of veterinary anesthetists (BCVA) members
– £75 for non-members

Supplementary reading material is available along with links to other sources of material and courses.