Call for Abstracts: CIDRZ Scientific Writing Capacity Development Workshop Deadline 14th October 2016

CIDRZ Scientific Writing Capacity Development Workshop 13 – 18th November 2016

With support from SHARE and Viiv healthcare, CIDRZ is pleased to announce the Scientific Writing Capacity Development Workshop from the 13-18th November 2016. This is a practical and intensive scientific writing training opportunity. An excellent faculty of mentors, including a journal editor from the BMJ Open, has been convened to provide coaching in a week-long writing training that will cover the general structure of a standard scientific manuscript. Selected trainees from Zambia will be junior mid-career CIDRZ staff and post graduate students from The University of Zambia School of Medicine. An additional three international trainees will be invited to  join from Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. 
The Workshop will take place at an off-site lodge cut-off from other routine activities in order to limit focus to the writing. The venue will have sufficient internet connectivity to allow for literature searches. There will be minimal lecture-type didactic teaching, and much work on each trainee’s major manuscript sections. Needed tools such as referencing and analysis software will be provided. Afternoons and evenings will be focused on individual work on manuscript drafts with the dedicated support of the facilitators.
To be considered as a possible applicant you MUST:
 – Submit an abstract of no more than 500 words on a topic relevant to public health following the Abstract Submission format of:

    • Title
    • Authors and affiliations
    • Summary Background
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion

– Have data or have access to data that is reasonably clean to be analysed
– Be willing to commit to a week of intensive reading, writing and revisions
– Commit to continuing work on your manuscript with assigned mentors beyond the workshop

DEADLINE for Submission is 17hrs CAT Friday, 14th October 2016.
Email your completed Abstract Submission form – using the subject line Scientific Writing Capacity Development Workshop  – to
Successful applicants with be notified on 21st October.
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