How to publish a research paper in a major biomedical journal

University of Zagreb – School of Medicine, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health
and
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute of Public Health

also in affiliation with

the Berlin School of Public Health

are organising

a postgraduate continuing medical education course of the
1st category

 

HOW TO PUBLISH A RESEARCH PAPER IN A MAJOR BIOMEDICAL JOURNAL

 

Course Directors:
Assistant Professor Kristina Fišter (MD, MSc, DSc)
Professor Tobias Kurth (MD, ScD)

 

Announcement

We are delighted to announce that the postgraduate continuing medical education course “How to publish a research paper in a major biomedical journal“ will be held from 22 to 24 May 2019 at the Andrija Štampar School of Public Health in Zagreb, Croatia.

Publishing visibly is closely linked with success in obtaining grants, yet competition for space is fierce, particularly in major biomedical journals. As research methods evolve and the publishing landscape changes, continuing education in knowledge and skills needed to produce quality research articles is necessary. This is all the more relevant as capacity is strengthened for health data sciences and decisions are increasingly made based on solid evidence.

Participants will refresh the existing and gain new knowledge and skills needed to produce a high-quality research paper. This includes posing an important and relevant research question, choosing an appropriate study design, writing a research protocol, using electronic data capture solutions, conducting data analysis using statistical program R, interpretation of the findings, searching biomedical literature, writing a research paper and referencing previous work, as well as submitting the paper to a top biomedical journal.

The course is designed for medical doctors of all specialties as well as other biomedical and health professionals.

Language

English

Credits

2.4 ECTS points (University of Zagreb School of Medicine)

15 points (Croatian Medical Chamber)

To Apply

Applications for the course are accepted at this link.

Course Fees

500 € (includes lunches and refreshments during breaks).

Payment Details

University of Zagreb School of Medicine, BIC CODE: PBZGHR2X, IBAN: HR3223400091310297769 (with indication “15241 course How to publish”).

Payment confirmation should be emailed to publish@mef.hr after which participants will receive a preparatory package.

 

Accommodation in Zagreb

A limited number of rooms is available at competitive prices at the dormitory of the Andrija Štampar School of Public Health. For inquiries please contact Mrs Renata Ivkanec (renata.ivkanec@snz.hr).

 

Bio-Sketches of Course Directors

 

Kristina Fišter, MD, MSc, DSc, is Assistant Professor and Head of the Division for Medical Informatics at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health in Zagreb, Croatia. A medical doctor, she holds an MSc in information sciences and a doctorate of science in epidemiology, all from the University of Zagreb. Assistant Professor Fišter has served as Research Editor for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) since 2005 and as Associate Editor for original research at the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) since 2017. Previously she was Manuscript Editor at the Croatian Medical Journal (2002-2004). Assistant Professor Fišter is recipient of the Zagreb University Chancellor Award and the Best Poster Award at the European Federation for Medical Informatics MIE2000 meeting in Hannover, Germany. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Croatian Society for Medical Informatics and a member of the Committee for eHealth at the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences.Tobias Kurth, MD, ScD, is Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and the Director of the Institute of Public Health at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. He is further an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Co-Director of the Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris – Berlin, and Spokesperson of the board of directors of the Berlin School of Public Health. Tobias Kurth received his M.D. from the University of Tübingen in Germany and a doctorate in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He was a research fellow at the Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Professor Kurth has published >300 articles in indexed journals and is ranked among the top 1% of scientists by the ISI Web of Science in the field of clinical medicine. He is a Consulting Clinical Epidemiology Editor at the BMJ and involved in teaching and training in Germany and internationally, specifically in epidemiological methods and neurovascular epidemiology.

 

List of Lecturers

Kristina Fišter (MD, MSc, DSc), Assistant Professor, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health
Tobias Kurth (MD, ScD), Professor, Director of the Institute of Public Health at the Charité
Pero Hrabač (MD), Assistant, PhD Candidate
Marco Piccininni, MSc Statistician, PhD Candidate
Danko Relić (MD), Assistant, PhD Candidate
Jessica Rohmann, MSc Epidemiologist, PhD Candidate

Day 1: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

10.00-11.30What editors want (K. Fišter, Lecture)
11.45-13.15Electronic data capture (K. Fišter, Lecture with demonstration)
14.15-15.45Searching biomedical literature (D. Relić and P. Hrabač, Practical)
16.00-17.30Managing citations and references (D. Relić and P. Hrabač, Practical)

 

Day 2: Thursday 23rd May 2019

10.00-11.30Common study designs (T. Kurth, Lecture)
11.45-13.15Introduction to R/R Studio interface (J. Rohmann and M. Piccininni, Practical)
14.15-15.45Causal inference (T. Kurth, Lecture)
16.00-17.30Descriptive statistics using R (J. Rohmann and M. Piccininni, Practical)

 

Day 3: Friday 24th May 2019

10.00-11.30Analytical tools, epidemiological/statistical methods (T. Kurth, Lecture)
11.45-13.15Data analysis in R: part 1 (J. Rohmann and M. Piccininni, Practical)
14.15-15.45Data analysis in R: part 2 (J. Rohmann and M. Piccininni, Practical)
16.00-17.30How to write: from protocol to research paper (K. Fišter, Lecture)
17.45-18.30Exam

 

The course will take place at the Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, Johna Davidsona Rockfellera 4, Zagreb, Croatia.

 

Course Fees

500 € (includes lunches and refreshments during breaks).

Payment Details

University of Zagreb School of Medicine, BIC CODE: PBZGHR2X, IBAN: HR3223400091310297769 (with indication “15241 course How to publish“).

Payment confirmation should be emailed to publish@mef.hr after which participants will receive preparatory packages.


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For all queries please get in touch with Mrs Andrea Brozović, Course Administrator
Phone: +385 1 45 90 107, Email: publish@mef.hr