47th World Congress of Surgery 2017 - Basel, Switzerland, 13-17 August 2017

ISS/SIC / SPRINGER WRITERS' WORKSHOP

A Workshop on Scientific Writing by Springer Verlag is planned during WCS 2017 to provide new authors and new reviewers insight in how to prepare and review scientific manuscripts. The workshop is available in the format as a three days (Tuesday - Thursday early morning hours) workshop. Separate Registration will be required for participation in the Workshop - applicants must be fully registered for WCS 2017. Booking for only a part (1 or 2 days) of the workshop will not be possible. Booking will close when the workshop is complete.

Course invitation           Writers Workshop Syllabus

ORGANIZER: John G. Hunter, USA
SPONSORS: Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.; The World Journal of Surgery and the ISS/SIC
DATES: Tuesday - Thursday, August 15 - 17, 2017 (07:00-08:15)
VENUE: Basel Convention Center
MAX. ATTENDANCE: 72 participants - it is recommended to sign up early!
COURSE FEE: CHF 62.00 (USD 62 / EUR 55) for Writers’ Workshop only
CHF 123.00 (USD 123 / EUR 110) for both Writers’ Workshop & Career Development Course
Note: currency exchange rates might vary
   
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
07:00-08:15 GETTING STARTED: SO YOU HAVE AN IDEA. WHAT NEXT?
  Types of manuscripts. Posing the correct question. Defining methodology. Collecting the data. Organizing the data.
Choosing Statistical Methods and Data analysis. Identifying an audience (best meeting, best journal).
The authorship team. Trial registration. RCT reporting. Writing the abstract.
Homework: Students write an abstract.
   
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
07:00-08:15 THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE: CONSTRUCTING THE MANUSCRIPT AND WRITING A REVIEW
  Critique abstracts. Introduction, Methods, Results (Narrative, Tables, or Graphs?), Discussion (Keep it short), References. Writing a manuscript review.

Homework: Students write a manuscript review.
   
Thursday, August 17, 2017
07:00-08:15 BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER: THE "RULES" OF PUBLICATION
  Critique abstracts. Discuss editorial misconduct and duplicate publication.
Further discussion and questions